Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman

Graeme Obree


"Deeply relocating. His decision and single-mindedness used to be and nonetheless is a real idea to me". (Sir Chris Hoy). "This is a e-book that should have taken nice braveness to put in writing, is a harrowing reminder of ways little the general public learn about sportsmen, regardless of how brightly the highlight shines on them." (The mum or dad quantity 10 in Cycle Sport's top 50 biking Books of All Time). It incorporates a foreword through Sir Chris Hoy. Graeme Obree's tale starts off with a difficult upbringing within the Ayrshire valleys, the place he discovered his break out via taking to the roads on his motorbike. He might emerge from overall obscurity to ruin Francesco Moser's international Hour checklist, controversy tough at his heels for his specific using kind and pioneering building recommendations - famously utilizing components from a bathing desktop to construct his motorcycle, 'Old Faithful'. yet amidst the list makes an attempt, media feeding frenzy and exciting head-to-head duels with Chris Boardman, Graeme used to be scuffling with one other conflict. With searing honesty, he recounts his greatest conflict opposed to melancholy which drove him to aim suicide.

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