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Cycling legend Graeme Obree on the up

Flying Scotsman signs deal to rewrite autobiography

Everyone's favourite local hero of hour-record fame Graeme Obree is riding high again having signed a deal to rewrite his autobiography, The Flying Scotsman.

Today he told Scotland's Daily Record,"All my life I have been driven by a fear of failure but that has changed. Today, I feel better than I've ever felt."

After struggling with depression and now 44, Obree's emphasis is on getting children cycling, having given up on reclaiming the World Hour Record he last took in 1994. "We have to get our kids off the streets and out riding their bikes, or doing something sporty. Either that or influence our politicians to put less money into elite things and more into ground level."

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