Over the last year "BATTLE MOUNTAIN Graeme Obree's Story" has been shown in 60 cinemas across the UK. In 40 of those Graeme and The Beastie came along and did a Q & A after the screening.
The cinema is still the best place to watch the film and hear the wonderful music from Alun Woodward.
You can now arrange your own screening in the UK by clicking here
On Tuesday February 7th at 9.00 pm a shortened 60 minute version of "BATTLE MOUNTAIN Graeme Obree's Story" will be shown BBC 2 Scotland and then after on the BBC's iPlayer.
But for a real treat you could invest in the DVD which has nearly 4 hours of entertainment and is available from the Shop on this website
Battle Mountain – Graeme Obree’s Story ? NEW
Tuesday 7 February
BBC Two Scotland, 9.00-10.00pm
In the latest documentary acquired by BBC Scotland to support Scottish filmmakers, Battle Mountain follows Scottish cycling legend, double world hour record holder and world 4k pursuit champion Graeme Obree on his quest to challenge the world land speed record at Battle Mountain in Nevada in 2013.
Cycling the bike that he built in his kitchen, his tools of choice were his mind, hands and eyes in preparation for his race against teams employing the latest computer simulation technology and world leading aerodynamics experts.
However, Battle Mountain is a film which is about so much more than cycling. Director David Street has captured something quite remarkable as Obree prepares himself for his quest to ready and race at Battle Mountain.
From building his latest hand built machine, named by Sir Chris Hoy M.B.E. ‘The Beastie’, in his small one bedroom flat in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, using mostly recycled materials, to his rudimentary analysis of physics, biomechanics and aerodynamics using nothing more than his mind and imagination, Obree is a purist in the strongest sense placing absolute trust in his intellectual prowess to provide the optimum solution to overcoming the challenges posed by Mother Nature when riding a bike.
No wind tunnels, no computer simulations to determine the optimum performance parameters, The Beastie is designed with one purpose in mind – to go fast, terrifyingly fast, with the rider lying prone, head first - face forward.
Where the other riders competing at Battle Mountain are wired into world leading computer technology, Obree faces the challenge down single minded with total belief in the powers of his mind and body.
Battle Mountain – Graeme Obree’s Story is a Journey Pictures production in association with Creative Scotland for BBC Scotland.