Graeme Obree gets ready for speed record attempt

Graeme Obree, IHPVA run Nov 2012

Following my last trip to see Graeme Obree gliding down a quiet Saltcoats street on his HPV, I was keen to see how ‘The Beastie' had progressed.

Graeme had hoped to test his build at the highest level at the Battle Mountain HPV World Championships in September, however difficulties with the fabrication of the fairing meant that the attempt had to shelved until next year. With the ‘real' fairing still being fabricated, the test run would be with a temporary shell.

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