Athletes

Helen Scott

Helen started Cycling at the age of 10, when her parents encouraged her to join a local club.

  • Events:
    Cycling
  • Home Town:
    Halesowen, Shropshire
  • Lives:
    Manchester
  • Trains:
    National Cycling Centre, Manchester
  • Date Of Birth:
    25/07/1990
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

Although she didn’t need any further encouragement to ride, she was inspired to compete after watching Chris Hoy win the Kilo at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Helen completed her A-Levels in English, PE and French and embarked on a degree course in Sport, PE and Coaching Science at the University of Birmingham but gave her place up after two weeks when she found out she had been accepted onto British Cycling’s Sprint Academy in November 2008.

Helen joined the GB Para-Cycling Team in April 2010. At London 2012, Helen's partnership as Tandem pilot to Aileen McGlynn saw the duo win bronze in the B Pursuit and silver in the B 1km Time Trial.

Outside of Paralympic competition, Helen has regularly won medals in a strong field in the National Track Championships and was the National Champion as a member of the women’s Team Sprint in 2009.

As well as Sir Chris Hoy, who she has enormous respect for and enjoys training alongside, Helen has several others sporting heroes including Victoria Pendleton, Kelly Holmes, Jody Cundy, Paula Radcliffe and Usain Bolt.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • B Pursuit (with Aileen McGlynn): bronze
    B 1km Time Trial (with Aileen McGlynn): silver
  • 2012 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles, USA
  • B 3km Pursuit (pilot to Aileen McGlynn): silver
    B1km Time Trial (pilot to Aileen McGlynn): silver
    B Sprint (pilot to Aileen mcGlynn) : silver
  • 2011 Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
  • B1km Time Trial (pilot to Aileen McGlynn): silver


     

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