Graeme Obree’s record attempt gathers pace

Graeme Obree HPV record testing

Graeme Obree has taken his human powered vehicle (HPV) world speed record attempt one step further with a test at Prestwick Airport, near Glasgow.

Obree's self-made machine for the attempt - nicknamed 'Beastie' - is now in the final stages of completion. Gone is the old transparent fairing, replaced with a sleek fibreglass and Kevlar outer skin painted in light blue.

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