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Movie – The Flying Scotsman

December 7, 2008

The Flying Scotsman (2007)

[Plot from IMDB] The Flying Scotsman is a feature film based on the remarkable true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. In 1993, and as an unemployed amateur, Obree broke the world one-hour record on a bike of his own revolutionary design, which he constructed out of scrap metal and parts of a washing machine

I watched this movie few days ago, and quite enjoyed by it. 🙂 Highly recommended for cycling fans. For non-cycling fans, it’s still a good entertainment.

Some of accounts, of course, have been fictionalized for the dramatic effect, but those bizarre things you think in the film are those that are true, as Jonny Lee Miller discussed this in an interview. As for the bans from UCI (mentioned as WCF in the movie), you can see how ridiculous and bureaucratic these organizations can be.

Here is the video of Obree’s world hour record in 1993:


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