Rennie Scaysbrook: Ep. 35 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Rennie Scaysbrook celebrates after setting the 2019 motorcycle record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.

Our guest for episode 35 of the Rider Magazine Insider podcast is Rennie Scaysbrook. Rennie is one of the hardest working motorcycle journalists in the business. He is the editor of road tests at Cycle News, which publishes a new issue every week. Rennie travels the world testing motorcycles and he writes racing reports, news and features for the magazine. Rennie is also a motorcycle racer who has competed in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb multiple times, where he set the motorcycle record in 2019. Rennie competes in multiple racing series. He campaigns for a Pirelli-sponsored Suzuki GSX-R600 in the Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association series. He races the Roland Sands Design Indian Chief in the Super Hooligan National Championship Series. And in June he will have his first opportunity to race in the prestigious Isle of Man TT.

If that wasn’t enough, Rennie is a husband and father, and his son Harvey inspired him to write and publish a children’s book called “The Big Book of Motorbikes”, available on Amazon. Rennie and I had fun recording this episode after riding over 300 miles at the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ press launch and having a few drinks at dinner. We have an unfiltered and uncensored conversation about Rennie growing up in a prominent racing family in Australia, how he became a motorcycle journalist and what prompted him to move to America. We also dig deeper into his motorcycle racing experiences at Pikes Peak – the good, the bad and the ugly – as well as his preparations for the 2022 Isle of Man TT. You can follow Rennie on Instagram @renski33.

You can listen to Episode 35 on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud, or through the Rider Magazine Insider webpage. Subscribe, leave us a 5 star rating and tell your friends! Scroll down for a list of previous episodes.


Visit the Rider Magazine Insider podcast webpage to check out previous episodes:

  • Ep. 34: Leod’s Cat MacLeod Escapes “Track and Tour” Motorcycle
  • Ep. 33: Inna Thorn and Tim James of Backcountry Discovery Routes
  • Ep. 32: C. Jane Taylor, author of Spirit traffic
  • Ep. 31: Alan Wilzig, motorcycle collector and owner of Wilzig Racing Manor
  • Ep. 30: Scott Moreno, Founder and Owner of IMTBike Motorcycle Tours and Rentals
  • Ep. 29: Greg Rice, long-distance runner and Iron Butt Rally competitor
  • Ep. 28: Brian Case, director of the Barber Advanced Design Center at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Ep. 27: Steven Goode, motorcyclist who completed The Great American Deli Schlep to support MAZON
  • Ep. 26: Nancy Gerloff and Mark Augustyn, creators of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys
  • Ep. 25: Jess Stone, designer of the K9 Moto Cockpit and founder of Ruffly
  • Ep. 24: Eddie Braun, Hollywood stuntman who completed Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump and star of the movie “Stuntman”
  • Ep. 23: Ryan McFarland, Founder and CEO of Strider Bikes and All Kids Bike Advocate
  • Ep. 22: Americade interview with Bill, Gini and Christian Dutcher
  • Ep. 21: Peter Starr, motorcycle filmmaker, author and MotoStarr podcast host
  • Ep. 20: Jon DelVecchio, founder of Street Skills and author of “Cornering Confidence”
  • Ep. 19: Lauren Trantham, founder of Ride My Road
  • Ep. 18: Keith Code, founder and director of the California Superbike School
  • Ep. 17: Valerie Thompson, the fastest motorcycle rider in the world
  • Ep. 16: Wayne Rainey, President of MotoAmerica and Motorcycle Racing Legend
  • Ep. 15: Longhaulpaul (Paul Pelland), Chasing the Cure: a million mile motorcycle journey for MS
  • Ep. 14: Andy Goldfine, Founder of Aerostich and Ride to Work Day Advocate
  • Ep. 13: Dr. Gregory W. Frazier, America’s #1 Extreme Motorcycle Adventurer
  • Ep. 12: Daniel Calderon, curator of exhibitions at the SFO Museum
  • Ep. 11: Peter Jones, Rider columnist and author of The bad editor
  • Ep. ten: Christian Dutcher, Director of Americade and Touratech DirtDaze Rally
  • Ep. 09: Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of The perfect vehicle
  • Ep. 08: Rainer Buck, CEO of Edelweiss Bike Travel
  • Ep. 07: Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing
  • Ep. 06: Alonzo Bodden, motorcycle enthusiast and comedian
  • Ep. 05: Paul D’Orléans, editor of The Vintagent
  • Ep. 04: Eric Trow, Rider columnist and owner, Stayin’ Safe Advanced Riding Training
  • Ep. 03: Clément Salvadori, itinerant motorcyclist and Rider donor
  • Ep. 02: Kevin Wing, world-class motorcycle photographer and Rider donor
  • Ep. 01: Robert Pandya and Discover the Ride at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

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