Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree’s Story (12A)

Addicted to breaking records, this former world champion puts his mind and body on the line one last time. 20 years after his last world record he is in the American desert looking for purpose and salvation on a speed machine he built in his Scottish kitchen. Will his ageing body and fragile psyche cope with the pressure he will find on Nevada’s State Route 305? Renowned for building his own record breaking bikes in the 1990’s, will his revolutionary new design get him over the line in the International Human Powered World championships taking place in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Since his last world record he has faced and survived many challenges in his personal life. The father of two sons in their twenties he is now happy to have discovered his own sexuality, after many years of turmoil. This is a warm and entertaining observational documentary.

Documentary | Biography | Sport

Dir. Dave Street, UK/Spain/US, 2015, 104 mins

Cast: Chris Hoy, Charlie Milarvie, Euan Obree

Battle Mountain Graeme Obrees Story

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