Helen Scott

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Helen Scott

Revised: January 2017

Disciplines
Kilo, Pursuit, Sprint
DOB
25/07/1990
From
Halesowen, Birmingham
Based
Manchester
Social Links
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About Helen  

Joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2010 as a pilot to Aileen McGlynn, Helen enjoyed immediate success winning a silver and bronze medal, alongside McGlynn at her first Paralympic Games at London 2012. Helen was then paired up with Sophie Thornhill and the partnership has been a fruitful one with the pair winning Paralympic gold, two world titles and two Commonwealth titles. 

Biography

Helen started cycling after being inspired by Sir Chris Hoy and Kelly Holmes gold medal winning exploits at the Olympics in Athens in 2004.

After joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2010 as a pilot for the para-cycling programme she was paired with stoker Aileen McGlynn.

At their first major international event, the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, they got off to a great start winning a silver medal in the tandem kilo.

With their first international medal in the bag they approached 2012 full of confidence and got their season off to a great start winning silver medals in the pursuit, kilo and sprint at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles.

They took this form into their first Paralympic Games and won two medals, picking up a silver in the kilo and bronze in the pursuit events.

Paralympic, world & commonwealth champion

With no UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2013, Helen had an extended period off the bike.

With McGlynn no longer part of the Great Britain Cycling Team, Scott also missed out on the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2014 as new stoker, Sophie Thornhill, was piloted by Rachel James.

However, Sophie and Helen were paired together for Team England for the Commonwealth Games and enjoyed instant success winning double gold in the sprint and kilo.

This success saw them paired together at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, where after winning four silver medals, Helen finally made it to the top step of the podium winning gold in the sprint and kilo events.

They repeated that success in their final event of the season at the Manchester Para-cycling International in November 2015.

However, the pair’s preparations for the Paralympic Games in Rio suffered a setback at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Montichiari. Looking to defend their titles they had to settle for silver medals in both events.

With no sprint event at the Paralympics, they focused their attentions on the kilo event and they were successful, winning gold and breaking the Paralympic record. They also picked up a bronze medal in the pursuit.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2016

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)
Silver, Kilo, pilot to Sophie Thornhill
Silver, Sprint, pilot to Sophie Thornhill

Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Gold, kilo, pilot to Sophie Thornhill
Bronze, pursuit, pilot to Sophie Thornhill

 

2015

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)
Gold, Kilo, pilot to Sophie Thornhill
Gold, Sprint, pilot to Sophie Thornhil


2014

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)
Gold, Sprint, pilot to Sophie Thornhill
Gold, Kilo, pilot to Sophie Thornhill


2012

London Paralympics, London (UK)
Silver, Kilo, pilot to Aileen McGlynn
Bronze, Pursuit, pilot to Aileen McGlynn

UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles (USA)
Silver, Pursuit, pilot to Aileen McGlynn
Silver, Kilo, pilot to Aileen McGlynn
Silver, Sprint, pilot to Aileen McGlynn


2011

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)
Silver, Tandem kilo, pilot to Aileen McGlynn


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