The BikeRadar Meets podcast | Graeme Obree

We sit down with Graeme Obree, former world hour record holder, to chat about his life in cycling, his unusual handmade bikes and why his philosophy on life mirrors that of a squirrel

Graeme Obree Georgia Olympic Games

In this edition of the BikeRadar Meets podcast, we sit down with former world hour record holder, former world pursuit champion and bonafide legend of the sport Graeme Obree.


Recorded during the launch of Endura’s new clothing line, we had a rambling conversation about Obree’s life in cycling and how he broke the world hour record (twice), previously had been held by his hero, Francesco Moser.

Obree also filled us in on some of the finer details behind the wild handmade bikes and riding positions he’s created over the years, why he created them and why his disruptive attitude has held him in such good stead over the years.

Graeme Obree road bike Portavadie
Graeme’s Obree’s handmade steel road bike.
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Towards the end of the podcast, he also touches on his philosophy for life and mental health, what we can learn from the way squirrels live their lives, and why cyclists are essentially all just big kids.

(Editor’s note: This podcast was recorded before the current coronavirus restrictions were imposed)

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