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« on: October 19, 2005 »

Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story by Graeme Obree

On the way to breaking the World hour record, he created major controversy in the professional cycling world over his unique riding style and his pioneering construction techniques. He famously had to use washing machine parts to complete the building of his 'Old Faithful' machine. Graeme's story starts with his tough upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking to the roads. From there he tells an inspiring story of what it takes to become a world record breaker, of his thrilling head-to-head duels with Chris Boardman and how he became a major international star on the European circuit. The story ends with Graeme's searingly honest account of his battle against depression which drove him to attempt suicide. This will be one of the most talked about sporting books of the year.