CYCLING: Award caps super season for Jenny

Super season: Jenny McAndrew
Super season: Jenny McAndrew

JENNY McAndrew has seen a fine year capped by being named the British All Rounder (BAR) national junior girl champion for 2011.

The Spalding Cycling Club ace, who broke her leg at the end of the 2010 season, has won a number of high profile events throughout the season.

They include the Spalding Flower Parade Criterium, the Fisherman’s Arms Trophy (time trial) and the Lincolnshire GHS ten mile girls championship.

But the BAR Championship is based on a rider’s best performances over a number of different events during the course of the year. McAndrew recorded an average speed of 20.998mph over two ten mile time trials and a pair of 25 mile time trials to clinch the title.

An active Go-Ride member at Spalding for many years, McAndrew has taken advantage of the regular training and coaching sessions organised by the club – and the ace was keen to pay tribute to her coaches.

She said: “2011 has been a fantastic year for me and I’m really pleased to have had some great results against strong competition, both locally and nationally.

“I am particularly proud to have won the BAR trophy this year and would like to pass on my thanks to the Go–Ride coaches at Spalding, who have supported me this year.”

Saturday morning Go–Ride coaching has finished at Spalding for the winter, but they will be organising a full programme of coaching sessions starting in spring 2012.