Hailing from Bendigo in Australia, birthplace of fellow Team DSM rider Chris [Hamilton], Patrick combined road and track in his junior career, claiming the road and time trial championship double in 2019, alongside winning the Australian Team Pursuit championship on the boards in 2021.
2022 sees him make the move over to Europe full-time as he joins the team’s Development program, an opportunity that he’s relishing, moving into the team’s Keep Challenging Center.
As a youngster Aussie Rules was Patrick’s main sport but after his dad bought a bike for his own fitness, Patrick and his brother decided they wanted to try that too. Getting his own bike on his tenth birthday, he started riding it more, competing in races and it “snowballed” from there.
Despite being competitive at heart, Patrick can switch off too and he still gets a lot of enjoyment from riding his bike, like he did at ten years old.
In almost stereotypical fashion, Patrick has a laid-back and pragmatic attitude to life, something that has helped him so far in his career and something that he hopes continues as he looks to the future.
Away from the sport, you can find Patrick “taking up a new hobby every other week”, chilling with friends or practicing his Dutch on Duolingo.