Peter Ryan is a paracyclist from Drombane, Co Tipperary. He recently competed in the Paralympic Games in Rio and has represented Ireland at both the Road and Track World Championships. He holds the current National Time Trial Championship title.
Peter is studying Sports Conditioning at LIT Tipperary. He was heavily involved in competitive sport from a young age, his primary passion being hurling. Peter played senior hurling for his local club Upperchurch-Drombane and was part of the Tipperary minor team in 2008. In June 2010 Peter was diagnosed with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a genetic disease that leads to sudden loss of central vision during young adult life. Over the past number of years Peter has given his time as an ambassador for Fighting Blindness, raising awareness about vision impairment and the work of Fighting Blindness.