This print celebrates the British cyclists fascination with the hour record, their achievements and some genius engineering.
Athlete or Genius? Graeme Obree shot to fame in the early 90s after twice breaking the world hour record on a bike, Old Faithful, he'd built using parts from an old washing machine.
In 1996, Chris Boardman set the world hour record on the Lotus 110, covering 56.375km in one hour. Though this mark is labelled “best human effort” because Boardman used a disc wheel, aero bars, and the superman position, the bike remains a tribute to what's possible on two wheels.
On 7 June 2015, Sir Bradley Wiggins broke Alex Dowsett's record, by completing a distance of 54.526km at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London. He was riding his Pinarello Bolide HR which was co-created with Jaguar. They designed a one-piece handlebar system, and a narrowed the forks, to reduce drag by 7.5%.
Paper stock, sizing, postage and frames
Printed on sustainably sourced 200gsm FSC (Forest Stewardship Council approved) paper. Your cycling poster will be shipped in a tough, recyclable, poster tube to ensure that your poster reaches you in top condition - and if it doesn't we will ship you out a replacement.
Available rolled: A3 (297 x 420mm) or A2 (420 x 594 mm) or framed. If you are looking for a frame please add a poster to your basket then head to our framing page.
I bought this together with an EddyMerckx hour poster. The Merckx was for a colleague who was leaving and who got emotional when given it. The Obree is now on the wall of my home office and will be joined by more no doubt.
Communication and delivery were spot on and the quality superb.
The print and frame arrived in good condition with excellent packaging. The frame is top quality but I am ever so slightly disappointed with the print. The colours could be a little more vivid and sharper and it would be improved if there were dates, places and distances listed under each bike. Overall it looks good on my wall but could be improved slightly.
The prints arrived promptly and I am pleased with the good quality of the print and paper.
I had asked for some additional stickers to be included but bizarrely an extra one had been put on the Cardboard tube .