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The Obree Way – Review

I reviewed the Obree Way last year, but it cost £30 (which was a bit pricey even for a good book.) But  I see it’s available in paperback for £11.99 now. The Obree Way at BTW: I follow Obree’s world speed record attempts with interest – blog at Cycling Weekley The Obree way is […]

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Ray Booty

Just a brief mention for one of the great British Time triallists of the post war period – Ray Booty, who sadly passed away recently. Ray Booty was most famous for riding the first 100 miles in under 4 hours in 1956  A considerable achievement in the days before tribars and aero equipment (most of […]

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Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton, born 24 September, 1980; British track World Champion Once described by her French Canadian coach as being unsuited for cycling; on meeting her, he said “You’re too skinny, too puny to be a sprint cyclist.”, Victoria Pendleton has gone onto win 3 world Championships, and is currently one of the world’s leading female […]

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Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman is one of Britain’s most successful cyclist of all time. Chris broke 3 World Hour Records, won an Olympic Gold and was holder of the prestigious yellow jersey in the Tour De France. During his peak Chris was virtually unbeatable in time trials. His number of professional victories has since been beaten by […]

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I have always followed the career of Graeme Obree quite closely. Part of the reason he was always a cyclist I could identify with. A British timetrialist and pursuiter, not exactly enamoured with the world of European professional cycling and the bizarre implementation of UCI rules and regulation. I hope, if fate had gained me […]

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Graeme Obree and World Hour Record

Graeme Obree and World Hour Record

Graeme Obree is one of the most colourful and intriguing characters in cycling. I was pleased to hear he has in mind another attempt at the world hour record. Although Graeme is 43, he doesn’t feel this is a reason not to make the attempt. “I don’t think that you’re physically hampered from winning at […]

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Interview with Flavio Zappi Part 1

Flavio Zappi – former Pro Cyclist A few days ago, I was doing some interval training around Boars Hill when I bumped into Flavio Zappi, Flavio happens to be a former wearer of Green Jersey in the Giro D’Italia and top 12 finisher of Milan San Remo. We rode up and down Boars hill a […]

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Chris Hoy Video

There are not many athletes who can say they have won 10 Gold medals (at World Championships or the Olympics) in the last nine years. With 3 Gold medals at the 2008 World Championships Chris has cemented himself as one of Britain’s leading contenders for Gold in the forthcoming Beijing Olympics. Short Biography and Profile […]

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Graeme Obree’s World Hour Record

in 1993, Graeme Obree, stunned the cycling community by riding 51.596Km and breaking Francesco Moser’s World Hour Record, which had stood for 10 years. Graeme used a custom made bike and a radical new position. The amazing thing about the record is that he had attempted the record the day before and failed. Despite failing, he […]

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Sheldon Brown Bike Mechanic

It is a great loss to the cycling community that Sheldon Brown, one of cycling’s great characters passed away recently. Sheldon Brown was known as a human encyclopedia of bicycling knowledge and was a famous employee of Harris Cyclery in Massachusetts Sheldon Brown had a great love for cycling, especially experimenting with new features and […]

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The Hour by Michael Hutchinson

The Hour by Michael Hutchinson

  Coming across Graeme Obree’s blog and being reminded about Yvonne McGregor’s hour record in 1995, got me thinking about the World hour Record. The World Hour has always been something that has captured my imagination, perhaps being a time triallist it is the ultimate challenge. The hour by Michael Hutchinson is a great read […]

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