Our latest adoption is the Pena club in South West Havana. A small active group of around 10 young riders being coached by a 69 year old trainer and other retired cyclists in the area. Below on the right is 13 year old Claudio Estrada with his new bike donated by Tanya Coyle of British Columbia and delivered to Cuba by Martin Reid from Hamiltom. A very nice bike. Thanks for everything
Since 2006 our group has been donating racing equipment to young Cuban cycling teams.
With the help of Peter Penman, who was living Las Tunas, we were able to hook up with a high school team. Our adopted squad of juniors have done us proud, not only growing in size but also producing national champions and setting some national records.
Ranging in age from 12y to 17y, these young athletes are not able to find any racing equipment in their home land and rely strictly on donated bikes and parts.
We take anything, old racing bikes, used inner tubes you name it. If it can be used to set up another young racer we need it.
The response has been very good. So good that we have adopted another similar team in East Havana. Let us hope they can do as well as the Las Tunas group.
Should you have any equipment please contact us.