Obree Visits South West Youngsters
Posted on: 2nd March 2012
Article and Image by: Alan Denman
Double World Champion and record holder Graeme Obree paid a visit to the youngsters of the South West Region Development programme on Sunday.
Graeme shocked the world of cycling when he beat Francesco Moser’s world hour record in 1993 in Norway. What made the record outstanding was the fact that he beat it at sea level as opposed to the existing record being set at altitude, he done it on a bike built he designed and built himself which adopted a radical new aerodynamic position and thirdly he done it at the second attempt less than 24 hours after narrowly missing it on the first attempt.
The youngsters got the chance to ask Graeme questions about his career and methods of training and bike design as well as getting the benefit of this amazingly inspirational man.
The visit was arranged by Dumfries coach and cycling guru Gordon Johnston who used to be Graeme’s coach in his younger days as well as being one of his team managers at his victorious World championships.
The visit gave the youngsters the extra inspiration needed just in time for the SWSCP race series which begins on the 10th March with a MTB XC race at Mabie forest.
You can find out more information on the race series and everything else going on cycling wise by visiting www.southwestscotlandcyclingproject.com