Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story

  |  Book Tickets: 19/04/2016
  |  104 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story Film Poster


Director: David Street. Featuring: Graeme Obree, Chris Hoy. UK/Spain/USA. 2015, 104min After this screening we're delighted to welcome director David Street and Graeme Obree for a Q&A. With a life story embracing a failed retail business, a troubled personal life and breaking world records on machines made from old washing machine parts, racing cyclist Graeme Obree had already enjoyed a colourful career – much of it detailed in 2006’s biopic The Flying Scotsman. He decided, aged 48, to try to beat the Human Powered Land Speed Record in Battle Mountain, Nevada in 2013. Director Dave Street follows Obree’s endeavour, revealing insights into his considerable determination and unconventional design theories that led him to build bikes from items as diverse as saucepans and rollerblades. With contributions from cycling luminary Chris Hoy and members of Obree’s family, it’s a fitting testimony to a remarkable and engagingly eccentric athlete.