The Beastie's back: Son of Obree to attempt HPV world record

Jamie Obree, son of Graeme, is set to take on his father's world record for a human powered vehicle in a prone position

Graeme Obree is ready to build another version of his original homemade 'Beastie' bike, that helped him beat the world record for the fastest human powered vehicle in a prone position in September 2013.

But it won't be the former Hour Record holder who will be taking on the attempt, as he plans to help 20-year-old son Jamie to beat the 56.63mph target.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).