Colin Lynch has been cycling competitively since he was 16, but only became involved in paracycling in 2008.

He crowned an impressive career to date by winning his time-trial at 2011′s UCI World Paracycling Road Championships. He followed this up with an eighth-place finish in Rome in the UCI Paracycling World Cup.

Now a full-time cyclist, Lynch will compete in four events at his first Paralympic Games at London 2012.

Age: 41

Disability: amputee

Sports classification: C2