A film following Graeme Obree’s attempt to set a new human powered vehicle land speed record nearly two years ago will receive its premier in Edinburgh next week.
Battle Mountain – Graeme Obree’s Story will be screened at Cineworld as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling and the Edinburgh International Film Festival next Wednesday evening at 8.45pm and again on Thursday at the same time.
Both screenings of the 99-minute film, which was directed by David Street, will be followed by a question and answer session with Obree himself, and tickets are available here.
Here’s the trailer, followed by a short film also by street which looks at the cyclist’s obsession with breaking records as well as his battles with depression.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.