Ronan Dunne // Doing Dangerous Stuff Safely

2022 has been a breakthrough season for 20 year old Irish racer, Ronan Dunne. A World Cup Podium, Irish National Title and 4th at Red Bull Hardline grabbed the headlines.

But it was the speed, wildness and creativity on track that really captured the racers eyes. Ask anyone of the world elite pits, who is the man to watch on track, simple answer; Ronan Dunne.

Scroll back to Snowshoe 2022 and watch his face as the realisation set in that he would be standing on a World Cup Podium, it’s simply spine-tingling. It’s a moment, a 19-year-old makes history. The first Irish rider to stand on a UCI World Cup Podium, shoulder to shoulder with some incredible company. It’s a day the Continental-Nukeproof ace will remember for the rest of his days.

But whilst this was the day most World Cup fans were introduced to Ronan; he’s long held as the “one to watch” by his competitors on the World Cup circuit. If there is a dubious line or sketchy section on the track, Ronan will be sending it. He’s the unofficial king of practise and in the second half of 2022 he exploded onto the World Cup circuit, both with his on-track results and off-track antics. Whilst his home town Wicklow, Ireland isn’t blessed with huge elevation, it houses some wicked technical terrain. Wet snipper roots and dicey booters make for some spicy practise tracks to prepare you for World Cup glory….