"Simon Kitoti discovered me in Nakuru. I was working as a car mechanic. He organised a couple of races that I went for, and I did well.
"A couple of weeks ago, I crashed pretty heavily. See, the wound is still on my arm in the photo! These things always affect your confidence, but that's cycling."
John Kariuki is the first of his cohort from our satellite project in Nakuru. In his first test, he measured as well as our BIKE AID member and veteran of Kenyan Riders, Suleiman Kangangi. So we hope he'll make the jump in levels when his opportunity comes.