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Jake Scott interview: domestic rider of the year?

An extended interview with the 26-year-old Canyon dhb SunGod, winner of the 2021 HSBC | UK National Road Series

Our latest episode is an extended interview with one of the domestic riders of the season, Jake Scott. 

Now 26, the self-coached Canyon dhb SunGod rider who works part-time in a bike shop to earn a living has had an excellent year. On the road, his standout results include winning the National Road Series, victory at the Beaumont Trophy, 2nd in the Lancaster Grand Prix, 2nd at the Ilkley Cycle Races and 11th at the Heistse Pijl race in Belgium. On the mountain bike, he won the National MTB Marathon Championships, a result that earned him a ticket to the world MTB Marathon Championships.

The stages in the Tour of Britain that set off flat out for an hour at the beginning of race and everyone is suffering, I’m riding around thinking ‘I love this’. As much as I am suffering, this is what I love

Perhaps most notably though, he put in a series of attacking displays at the Tour of Britain, featuring in the break day after day, a feat which earned both the Eisberg Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains competitions. 

It’s certainly been a season to remember. 

Jake was the very first person we interviewed for this podcast, way back in the heady pre-Covid days of September 2019. Back then it was Greg Trowman who interviewed Jake, and we’re pleased to say that Greg dusted off his mic for a reunion. They met up just before Jake’s Beaumont win and his trip to the MTB marathon worlds to record this interview. It’s a long one, but it’s well worth a listen. A fascinating insight into how the last 12 months have been for Jake. 

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Show sponsored by Continental Tyres.

Featured photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com – 05/09/2021 – Cycling – AJ Bell Tour of Britain Stage 2 – Sherford to Exeter, England – Jacob Scott of Canyon dhb SunGod rides during the stage.