From podiums to fuse boards: Meet the rider returning to racing after working as an electrician

His last two teams folded at short notice, but Rob Scott will return to the Lincoln GP this weekend after spending months working full time as an electrician

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Two years ago, Rob Scott was ranked as one of the best domestic racers in the UK. The Halifax-based rider won the National Road Series, taking victory at the Lancaster GP and Manx International Road Race in 2022 on the way. 

However, just a handful of months later, it looked like he may have to permanently give it all up.  After a lot of soul searching last winter, Scott turned to working as an electrician in order to make ends meet, as it appeared that he would be forced to give up racing his bike for a living. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.