CYCLING: McAndrew siblings receive awards from Tour stage winner Millar

Robert and Jennifer McAndrew and their awards haul.
Robert and Jennifer McAndrew and their awards haul.
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Witham Wheelers had two awards winners at Cycling Time Trials annual Champions Night at Heythrop Park last Saturday.

Siblings Jennifer and Robert McAndrew both enjoyed a successful racing season and received their silverware from Tour de France multi-stage winner David Millar at the prestigious awards event.

First up on stage was Robert who received his medal for first 13-year-old rider in the National Circuit Championships which were held on a hilly course near Loughborough. He was also close in a number of other events, proving the potential is there for more to come.

Last year was a particularly successful one for Jennifer and saw her win a number of national awards. First was Jennifer’s impressive win in the Junior National 25-mile Time Trial Championships in which her nearest rival was more than a minute down.

Next was a third place in the Junior National 10-mile Time Trial, in which only eight seconds separated the first three riders.

Last of was the National Circuit Championships in which again she blasted round, winning by nearly two minutes.

With two victories and a third place in National competitions, this placed Jennifer first in the Champion of Champions event.

She also won the Junior National British Best All Rounder for the rider with the fastest average speed from their quickest two 10 and 25 mile time trials. Jennifer’s average speed for her four best races was 25.723mph.

She has now won this prize three times, but no-one has ever won it a fourth time. However, as she is still only 17, she will be eligible to try and win it again next season.