Ronan in action in the Invacare Paracycling Series. Photo courtesy of Cycling Ireland.

Ronan Grimes has received a call up to the Irish National Team for the upcoming 2017 Para-Cycling World Championships in South Africa.

Ronan has been going to the World Cups flying the Scott-Orwell Wheelers flag, but now he is on the National Team.

Ronan will be competing in the Male C4 Time Trial and Road Race events.


The World Championships will be streamed live on the UCI's Website.

Ronan's Time Trial will be on at 15:00 on Friday September 1st, and the Road Race is on at 10:30 on Sunday September 3rd.

Best of Luck to you Ronan.



The month of May seen Ronan go to the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup in Ostend, Belgium. Ronan got 11th in the TT with a 34:41 over 22.5km. He got 11th in the Road Race Sprint finish.

June brought the National Champs, where Ronan got Bronze in the Para-Cycling Time Trial C1-C5 Category, clocking an adjusted time of 40:11 over 27km. Ronan also competed in the Elite Men's Road Race.

In late June, Ronan was competing in the final round of the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup in Emmen in The Netherlands. Ronan got a 36:48 over 25.8km. Ronan was 11th in the Road Race, finishing in the Peloton.

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup 2017: Startlist, Results and Standings.


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The team will see three new names on the Irish team with Ronan Grimes (MC4), Seamus Wall (MH3) and Andrew Nicholson (MC4) also competing, and for the first time Ireland will be competing in the Handcycling Relay event:

"This is a post games year, so we are delighted to have three development riders competing, and getting an opportunity to race in the World Championships. While we have an established group, we are always building for the future, and delighted to give them the opportunity."