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Video: Graeme Obree Battle Mountain film gets world premiere in Edinburgh next week

99-minute feature follows Scot's 2013 quest to beat human powered speed record...

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.

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