Marchand beats his own hour record

102-year-old Robert Marchand beats his own Hour Record for the category created especially for him by the UCI (100+) this afternoon. He rode 26.927 km – 10% further than the distance he set in 2012 at the age of 100! Marchand continues to inspire us. Today, at France’s new national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, he …

102-year-old Robert Marchand to attempt to break his own Hour Record

102-year-old Robert Marchand still holds the Hour Record (see notes 1) for the 100+ age group. Tomorrow, the evergreen Frenchman will attack his own record. On February 17, 2012, Marchand rode 24.25 kilometers (15.1 miles), setting a one-hour speed record in the new over-100s category created by the UCI. Tomorrow, almost two years later, he’s …

Obree’s Hour Record attempt bike sold for £10,000 on eBay

One of the bikes that Graeme Obree “the Flying Scotsman” used in his world hour record bid in 1993 in Hamar, Norway has been sold on eBay for £10,000 by his former manager, Vic Haines. Obree attacked Francesco Moser’s record, on 16 July 1993, at the Vikingskipet velodrome in Norway, using the bike Haines had …

Marchand will try to improve his one hour record at 102 years old

Robert Marchand continues to inspire us. The evergreen Frenchman has set a new goal: breaking his own hour record in over-100s category in January 2014, at 102-year-old. On February 2012, Marchand rode 24.25 kilometers (15.1 miles), setting a one-hour speed record in the new over-100s category created by the UCI. Then, on September 28, 2012, …

Graeme Obree’s first test run with “the Beastie” – the land speed record vehicle

Graeme Obree (see notes 1), “The Flying Scotsman” is working on a plan to attempt the human-powered land speed record in a machine of his own design for a while. Last week, he tested the vehicle, “Beastie”, in preparation to break the human-powered land speed record. On the development of a shell for “the Beastie” …

Marinoni broke the Hour Record for the 74-79 age group

Giuseppe Marinoni, the famous Italian framebuilder, broke the hour record for the 74-79 age group on October 20. He broke the record in Brescia, Italy. Marinoni covered 35.728 km in one hour.