As result of CC Hackney's on going support for Cycling Uganda, track sprinter and London 2012 Olympic Games hopeful Patrick Lawino has joined CCH. Moreover Patrick has formed a coaching partnership with yours truly. He and I will be representing Uganda at the forthcoming London round of the UCI World Cup. Objectives for this event are to gain experience in the sprint event and clock a creditable competition time in the 1km TT. So please, any CCH members who are going along to this event do give our very own Patrick a wave and a shout - this would be much appreciated by Mr. Lawino as he takes to the boards I'm sure.
After the London World Cup we will be focusing of the Olympic qualifying event that is the UCI World Championships in Melbourne Australia. Patrick will need to do well enough against the African quota of riders who are also hoping to gain entry into the London 2012 Olympics.
Additional support for this effort is coming from Velo Club Londres who have offered track time and have donated shoes and other items of equipment to keep our man in the frame.
Partick Lawino flanked by his escort of riders; Robert Sweeney (L) & Jac Daley