Double Olympic road racing cyclist, former Congolaise national champion, Hackney resident and Camden Council employee, Christian Golomingi has come out of cycling retirement and joined Cycling Club Hackney. He aims to take up training and racing again for fitness and fun with an added goal to inspire more young people in the area to take up cycle sport.
The pictures show Christian in the act of winning numerous races mostly in Kinshasa back in the day. Also you can see him in good company with the French champions Jeannie Longo and Bernard Hinault.
Other images are taken from the Barcelona Olympic village in 1992 and at the start of the Seoul Olympics September 1998. The interview below was conducted in front of Hackney's town hall on Thursday 23rd September 2010.