The Flying Scotsman story is told with heart and grace

A charming Chariots of Fire-like film, the true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree and his burning desire to set a new World One Hour Record.

The Flying Scotsman

Director: Douglas McKinnon

Cast: Johnny Lee Miller, Brian Cox, Billy Boyd, Steven Berkhoff

Cert: 15

A charming Chariots of Fire-like film, the true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree and his burning desire to set a new World One Hour Record.

The film is as simple as it sounds: how his obsession met official opposition, how much he wants to succeed against the odds, how his support team rallied around.

Sometimes, though, such a story can be told with heart and grace … and here it is. In the best possible way we have here a little film. But a good little film.

Star Rating: 4/5

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