Andy Tennant is one of British Cycling’s fastest rising stars. Plying his trade in the velodrome as well as on the road, he was selected for the Team GB team pursuit squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games but was unfortunate not to race.
On the road Andy races for the UK based team; Rapha-Condor-Sharp but as of March 2013 off the back of a highly successful year, Andy will be riding for the newly formed Madison Genesis team where he will take up a position as one of the teams lead riders.
Andy competes both nationally and internationally and is a well-established road racer having secured tour series victories in three consecutive years from 2009. In 2010 he went on to further his growing reputation within the international cycling community with his first senior track medals at the World and European Championships.
Somewhat remarkably for an elite athlete, Andy suffered from a heart condition when he was younger which prevented him from taking part in physical activity. He is still to this day enormously grateful to the British Heart Foundation and Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the care and attention provided and continues to undertake charitable work for both in his spare time.
Away from cycling Andy completed his education before entering the British Cycling Academy in 2005. Andy’s extensive IT knowledge led to him recording and producing his own short video blogs covering his cycling career.