With last minute preparations and planning for Graeme Obree’s Human Powered Vehicle  speed record now complete, a team of five will head out to the States on Thursday to make the attempt during the  World Human Powered Speed Challenge at Battle Mountain, Nevada.

 

Obree’s machine, ‘the Beastie’, is already in the US having being crated up and shipped out last week.



The final tests with the machine at Glasgow-Prestwick Airport went well and the Beastie has been given a fresh coat of paint for the attempt.



Competitors  partaking in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge will be timed over a 200 metre timing strip – after a four mile run up on what organisers call the smoothest flattest stretch of tarmac on earth.



The current record of 82.819 MPH was set in the same event by Sam Whittingham in 2009.



Obree is being joined for the attempt by his son Jamie, as reserve pilot, manager Charlie Milarvie, documentry film maker David Street and photographer Rick Robson – who will be blogging from the attempt for Cycling Weekly.







Graeme Obree in training for the record attempt



Photos by Rick Robson

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  • James Brown

    All the best Graeme. You are an inspiration and a man of grit and determination.

  • Mike

    Good luck Graeme. Regardless of the outcome you will still be a cycling legend.

  • gg/gg

    Don’t you just love the guy, what a character.

    Good luck to him!!

  • Mike Tierney.

    We’re all pulling for you Graeme. Get this record; you deserve it. You’re already a legend and this would nail the lid shut.

  • Lee

    Fantastic! Come on Obree, you can do it.

    I seriously hope someone is making a documentary of this attempt, it’d be brilliant.

    A genuine talent and deserves success.

  • jonp

    If anyone can……….
    Best of Luck to Graham Obree and his team