Ronan on the podium. Photo courtesy of Sean Rowe.

Ronan Grimes has won a Bronze medal in the 2017 Irish National Championship Time Trial for Para-Cycling Solo Bikes.


Ronan started a busy week of competition by completing the 27km course in a factored time of 40:11, in the C1-C5 dicipline. Ronan is ranked as a C4.

Ronan said that he found the road rough, which made it hard to keep up a good rhythm. Comments echoed by Ryan Mullen, as he likened the roads to Paris-Roubaix.


Ronan ready to start. Photo courtesy of Sean Rowe.




Gold:    Colin Lynch    Manchester CC          37:07  C2
Silver: Cathal Miller Clontarf CC 39:55 C5
Bronze: Ronan Grimes Scott Orwell Wheelers 40:11 C4

The rest of the Medal winners are in the results from Cycling Ireland.


Sunday will be Ronan's next outing in the Elite Road Race. He is hoping for a good ride to hone his form. Tuesday, he will depart Ireland for The Netherlands for round three of the 2017 UCI Para-Cycling World Cup in Emmen. Ronan will be looking to build on round two in Ostend, Belgium, where he took 10th place in the TT and 11th in the Road Race which ended in a sprint.


A massive well done to Ronan Grimes. We hope he goes well in the Elite Road Race on Sunday and also in the Para-Cycling World Cup next week.


Ronan in full flow. Photo courtesy of Sean Rowe.