The Book - You've seen the film, now
you must read the book on which it is
based! Flying Scotsman : Cycling to Triumph Through My Darkest
Hours (ISBN-10: 1931382727 ISBN-13:
978-1931382724) is considered by many to be one of, and possibly the best sporting
autobiography ever written! Here are some reviewers comments with links to the
full reviews. The book is available world-wide via good book stores.
review of Flying Scotsman : Cycling to Triumph Through My Darkest
Hours Richard Pettinger writes "As well as being a great cycling book,
Obree's autobiography gives a telling insight into the mindset of a
depressive. At times it can make for difficult reading as you get a glimpse
into the mental torment he went through at certain times. Yet you admire his
honesty and courage in telling of his inner demons."
"This is not a book about bicycling or championship, it
is a portrait of one man's struggle to triumph through his darkest hours" -
Garuch on Pedal Pushers Online
Gary Cummins on FT.com says the
book is "A heart-rending
story, at times painfully written in his own words". To read his full review
"Good health is the best achievement of them all for Obree"
Martin Greig, The Herald