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

102-year-old Robert Marchand still holds the Hour Record[1] for 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 aiming to exceed 25 […]

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 […]

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

Graeme Obree[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”[2], Obree has been […]