To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the invention of the bicycle The Engineering Club is pleased to welcome back one of the great innovators, both on and off the track, in the world of cycling. Graeme Obree’s exploits are celebrated in the Film “The Flying Scotsman” including his twice breaking of the world one hour record on a bicycle constructed from washing machine parts in his own workshop.
In 2011 he thrilled a huge Engineering Club audience looking at what drives his inventiveness whilst describing the factors contributing to a World Track record alongside the architect and engineer of the Velodrome for London 2012. Since then he has developed a bike in which he competed at the World Human-Powered Speed Championships at Battle Mountain where he set records for speeds in the prone position. Always restlessly inventive, Graeme will take a look back at some of these moments and reveal what is challenging him now.