Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree’s Story (2015, UK/Sp/USA) cert. 12A

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Director: Dave Street,

Features: Graeme Obree, Chris Hoy, Charlie Milarvie

In the early 1990s, Graeme Obree was famous for breaking cycling’s one-hour record and winning world championships, riding a home-made bike in unconventional style…..

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This fascinating, moving and often very funny documentary finds Obree in his bid to break the human-powered land speed record on the isolated highway of Nevada’s Battle Mountain. At age 47 he is still innovating, while confronting a succession of physical and psychological challenges. 

 

“A liberating film… Even the most cynical will be seduced by the combination of self-deprecation, crazed chutzpah and intuitive engineering skills that Obree displays” (Cycling Weekly).

I could have put in a link to the Cycling Weekly Review quoted above, but this one from The Guardian also includes a link to the Official UK Trailer: here

or find a word-free Trailer below:

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 19th July 2016

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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