Andy Tennant has experienced many of the highs and lows of life, on and off a bike.
From being diagnosed with a heart disease and battling weight problems as a youngster to fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional athlete in one of the world’s most demanding sports.
From being crowned a World Champion on the track in Melbourne early in 2012 to suffering the disappointment of missing out on selection for the final ride at the London Olympic Games just a few months later.
His experiences, and out-going personality, have made Tennant a popular public and motivational speaker for a wide variety of audiences, from junior sports clubs to corporate business groups.
As a World Champion at the specialist track cycling event of the Team Pursuit - in which he is in contention for a place alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins on the 2016 Olympic team - Andy is uniquely placed to talk about team work, as well as individual achievements, at the highest level of international sport.
Andy’s brush early in life with a heart problem - supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) - has led to him becoming an Ambassador for the British Heart Foundation and he has become one of the charity’s most in-demand personalities.
But he is equally at home in front of any audience, whether presenting prizes to youngsters at his first cycling club Wolverhampton Wheelers or addressing business executives in a non-sports setting.