There’s an interview with Graeme Obree, the flying Scotsman, ahead of his attempt on the world land speed record in Nevada. Graeme explains that his preparation has not been ideal, but his machine, the Beastie, is already en route and he’s going to give the record of 83mph his best shot.
Ed is the author of The Race Against Time, the recently published book about Obree’s 1990s rivalry with Chris Boardman and their various attempts on the world hour record. Ed chats about his experiences with Obree, and his impressions of him and Boardman – and how surprised he was to discover that they were more alike than he (or anyone) imagined.
Finally they discuss the future of the world hour record, which, as Ed says, appears to be “lying dormant.” Will Bradley Wiggins have a go? Or Cancellara? And what about Tony Martin? “We are living in a golden age of time trialling,” says Ed, and so it seems only right and proper that one of this generation’s great time triallists makes an attempt at the blue riband of races against the clock.