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Up close and personal with Graeme Obree

Join Graeme Obree at a one off special event to mark the 20th Anniversary of his ground breaking effort to grab the UCI World Hour Record in Hamar. Broadcaster, musician and cyclist Dougie Vipond will lead the conversation to unlock Graeme’s treasured memories of one of sports defining moments revealing the complete story of what was required to take Moser’s crown. Don’t miss this special event – attend in person or via video stream.

Date: 17th July 2013

Time: 8pm -10pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Venue: Oran Mor, Byres Road Glasgow, Scotland

Ticket price: £20.00

Internet broadcast: £6.00.

On 17th July 1993 history was made when a relatively unknown Scottish cyclist, Graeme Obree became the UCI World Hour record holder improving on the record held previously by Italian, Francesco Moser.

The cycling world was stopped in its tracks by the performance of Obree who took the record on board the bike he made himself costing less than £100, complete with parts salvaged from an old washing machine. Old Faithful and washing machines were to become synonymous with Obree.

He was never fully accepted by the cycling authorities or many other cyclists and he flirted with controversy throughout his cycling career as his innovative ideas were unjustly outlawed time and time again. Obree challenged convention in the stuffy world of cycling; he devised his own training programme – a programme that dismissed the use of computers and commercial sports nutrition. Obree built his own bikes, decried drug taking at a time when drug use was endemic in professional cycling and eventually walked away from a sport which he challenged and changed.

His story is raw drama, a story about the passion of a young man who wants to take on the world, does indeed take on the world. His life is chronicled in the self penned autobiography,” The Flying Scotsman.”

Join with broadcaster, musician and cyclist, Dougie Vipond to get UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH GRAEME OBREE on the 20th Anniversary of The Flying Scotsman’s world hour record at Hamar.

Ticket information here: https://obree.com/go-store.html.



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