Graeme Obree stunned the world of international cycling when he emerged from obscurity to set a new world hour record, considered the most difficult and exalted of cycling titles. Riding a bike of his own design in his own innovative “superman” riding position, the “Flying Scotsman” was an iconoclast, inventor, and superbly talented athlete.
Yet Obree’s lengthy struggle with manic depression nearly killed him. Graeme Obree candidly tells of the hard-fought road to cycling stardom and the even harder road to recovery, sharing an inspirational story that will resonate with readers everywhere.
Paperback. Forewords by Francesco Moser and John Wilcockson. 16-page photo section. 6" x 9", 264 pages.
“Mad, brilliant, and human…” —L’Equipe
"An extremely effective and evocative book… This is not a book about bicycling or championship, it is a portrait of one man's struggle to triumph through his darkest hours."—PedalPushersOnline.com
"There are parts of this book that will make you want to cry… It is a very honest account of a life filled with incredible highs and desperate lows, but written in a very matter of fact manner that must have required great courage, since many incidents show Graeme in a less than ideal light."—TheWashingMachinePost.net
"The psychological and emotional forces that drove Obree to reach some of the highest achievements in cycling also extracted a great price."—Vintage Bicycle Quarterly