Graeme Obree's 'Beastie' bike among his memorabilia up for auction

Former Hour record holder and world champion Graeme Obree puts famous medals, bikes and other memorabilia up for auction this week

Graeme Obree and The Beastie

Scottish former UCI Hour Record holder and world champion Graeme Obree is putting his 'Beastie' bike up auction among a number of items related to his legendary cycling career.

Obree created The Beastie in his attempt to set a new human powered land speed record, and now it's going under the hammer this Friday at Great Western Auctions in Glasgow. Although Obree failed to take the outright world record, he did set a new world record of 58.62mph for cycling in the prone position.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.