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Cyclists in Glasgow are being invited to help provide the power for a very special outdoor screening of Graeme Obree biopic The Flying Scotsman, starring Johnny Lee Miller, at the city’s Riverside Museum tomorrow evening. The screening is free to attend, and will be followed by a Q&A session with Obree himself.
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A lone word lingers perpetually on my tongue: cycling.
Two of Scotland’s most famous cyclists are hosting free outdoor events set to the backdrop of the iconic Riverside Museum over the next two weekends. This Saturday, world record cycling champion, Graeme Obree, will host an innovative screening of the film of his life story – with cyclists powering the projector. The following Saturday, stunt cycling sensation Danny MacAskill – whose combined YouTube videos have been seen by almost 50 million viewers worldwide – will join with Scotland’s number one stunt bike team The Clan, for a special one-off performance.
Glasgow, 11th September 2011: Over 14,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities got out on their bikes today and joined Graeme Obree and Lorraine Kelly for freshnlo Pedal for Scotland and Sky Ride Glasgow mass participation cycling events. Both events in partnership with Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council joined forces for the first time this year to create the ultimate cycling festival in Scotland.