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Martin Coll – Part 2: “Graeme Obree was special, introverted – a genius…”


In part one of our interview with Martin Coll we discussed his career – but any chat with Martin wouldn’t be complete without mention of the times he spent with his brother-in-law; the legend that is Graeme Obree.

Martin became The Flying Scotsman’s manager, confidante, driver and personal assistant during the period when Graeme and ‘Old Faithful’ were much in demand on the continental boards.

Some said that your moving to the US was a result of your disillusionment when you and Graeme parted company?

No, not all – my wife and I had planned to move to the USA before the opportunity with Graeme came along but we shelved that when I began working with him.”