Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
'Flying Scotsman' bike film to be shown Saturday
"The Flying Scotsman," the true, inspirational story of a troubled bike messenger with a big dream will be shown at the Allen Theatre in Annville on Saturday, at 1 p.m.
The film is about Graeme Obree, who shocked the international cycling community in 1993 when he emerged from obscurity to set the new one hour world cycling record, considered by many to be the most difficult of all cycling titles. Obree accomplished this feat while on a bike of his own revolutionary design, constructed out of scrap metal and washing machine parts.
Proceeds from the film presentation will benefit the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Lancaster County's Dream Ride Projects. Funds raised will be used to improve bicycling in the region.
After the movie, 10th grader Nick Auchenbach will describe his experiences in training as a track cyclist in the Air Products Developmental Cycling Program and racing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center near Allentown.
Additional information about the movie event is at www.bikelebanon.org or at by calling 832-0105. Tickets purchased in advance are $8 at MJ's Coffeehouse next door to the theater. Tickets sold Saturday are $10.