The Hour: Graeme Obree | Cycling Art Print


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In the early ’90’s The Hour was swapped between two Britons - Graeme Obree and Chris Boardman. Echoing the middle-distance battles of Coe and Ovett on the running track, Obree and Boardman were easy to caricature. Both innovators, Obree was the maverick thinker who built his own bikes, Boardman the scientist backed by a crack laboratory team.

In 1993 Obree shocked the cycling world by smashing the hour record on a home-made bike, using a revolutionary tucked riding position. Boardman swiftly broke the record, on a ‘standard’ low-profile bike. But then, in 1994, Obree returned, setting a new record. The UCI, cycling’s governing body, swiftly intervened, and Obree’s new position was banned, and his record relegated to a footnote in history.  Not to be beaten, Obree designed a new, stretched out ‘superman’ position - but it was Boardman who would use this latest innovation to set the greatest Hour Record of them all.

Product Details

- Frames are individually handmade by us in our print studio.

- We use lovely FSA certified solid hard wood (British Ash).

- Very high quality Acrylic Glass (hard to tell the difference from real glass).

- Giclee print, archival ink on acid-free, gallery-grade art paper.

- Each print is meticulously hand-trimmed and printed to order in our print studio.

- Frames are carefully prepared, taped, sealed (by us) and provided with saw-tooth hangers.


- Unframed prints are prepared for dispatch within 24 hours of order.

- Please allow a 3-5 day turnaround of framed prints.

- Once ready, all framed orders are shipped for next day (tracked) delivery within a one-hour time slot.

- Framed prints are dispatched using custom-made packaging to ensure safe transit.

- Each frame includes a label on the reverse showing it was framed (by hand, by us) in our studio.


- Medium Poster A3 (No Mount) 420x297mm.  Frame Size 450x327x34mm

- Medium Poster A3  (Mounted) 420x297mm.  Frame Size 627x450x34mm

- Large Poster A2 (No Mount) 594x420m.  Frame Size 627x450x34mm

- Framing available for Medium and Large prints only.

- For mounted prints, we use a Medium (A3) print then mount it in a Large (A2) frame