Flying lap from the Flying Scotsman at BikeRadar Live

Graeme Obree to take on Procycling Hot Laps

Cycling legend Graeme Obree will set a benchmark time on the Donington Park motor racing circuit at BikeRadar Live

The ‘Flying Scotsman’, who broke the world hour record using a self-designed bike and the ‘Superman’ riding position in the early 1990s, will ride a Procycling Hot Lap and set a time that visitors can try to beat.

Obree will also take part in a question and answer session in the BikeRadar Live big-top – giving you the chance to quiz him about his incredible life and career.

“I’m very excited about BikeRadar Live,” says Graeme. “It’s going to be fantastic to spend time with cycling fans and I’m also really looking forward to riding a flying lap around Donington Park – I’m a big superbikes fan so I know a lot about the circuit.” 

Graeme, whose autobiography The Flying Scotsman was made into a Hollywood movie, hopes ordinary riders will enjoy taking on his lap time. He says: “It’ll be interesting to see just how fit I am and fun for cyclists at the show to gun for my time!” 

About BikeRadar Live

BikeRadar Live is the biggest ever mass-participation cycling event to hit the UK, and will take place on the weekend of 30–31 May 2009 at DoningtonPark in Leicestershire.

The weekend will be packed full of races and challenges, with something for everyone, whether you want to compete, watch your friends and family or just check out some of the world’s best riders.

Entry into any of the events gives you full access to the festival’s many attractions including spectacular all-weather stunt displays, invitational dirt jump and dual slalom comps, a cycling film festival, live big top entertainment and the Scott Sunset DJ Sessions. Test yourself against pro and celebrity riders in the Procycling Hot Laps, post a time in the Wattbike comp or take the kids along to the Islabikes Children's Skills School. A purpose-built bikes and accessories expo will give festival-goers the chance to ride the latest bikes from leading brands and grab show-only deals on bikes and accessories.

Events include the Cycling Plus Sportive in association with the Geoff Thomas Foundation (100km and 100 mile), Whyte Night night-time enduros (12hr and 4hr), MBUK Eliminator dual-slalom and the Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race. Click here to sign up.

BikeRadar Live’s world-class facilities include on-site camping with a kids and family area, secure bike lock-up, showers, bike wash, workshop, picnic area, medical centre, viewing stands and food and drink market.

BikeRadar Live is brought to you by Future, the makers of Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus, BikeRadar.com, What Mountain Bike, Cyclingnews.com and Procycling. For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.

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