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Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (Paperback)
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Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (Paperback)

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"Deeply moving. His determination and single-mindedness was and still is a true inspiration to me". (Sir Chris Hoy). "This is a book that must have taken great courage to write, is a harrowing reminder of how little the public know about sportsmen, no matter how brightly the spotlight shines on them." (The Guardian Number 10 in Cycle Sport's Best 50 Cycling Books of All Time). It includes a foreword by Sir Chris Hoy. Graeme Obree's story begins with a tough upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking to the roads on his bike. He would emerge from total obscurity to smash Francesco Moser's World Hour Record, controversy hard at his heels for his unique riding style and pioneering construction techniques - famously using parts from a washing machine to build his bike, 'Old Faithful'. But amidst the record attempts, media feeding frenzy and thrilling head-to-head duels with Chris Boardman, Graeme was fighting another battle. With searing honesty, he recounts his biggest battle against depression which drove him to attempt suicide.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781841583358
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm

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“Flying Scotsman”

Lance Armstrong may seem to have have cornered the market in tales of cycling against adversity but Scot Obree has bettered the boring Texan by some margin here. Although not that well written in places, this book... More

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16th August 2006
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