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iDMS Round FIVE | Online Entry Closes at Midnight.

The 2014 iDMS will close out with a bang with round FIVE at Carrick on the 27th & 28th of September and to make it even more worth while, were offering double points for the win!
Online entry closes for Round FIVE, Wednesday, the 24th of Sept at midnight!

You can check out who’s entered HERE

If you don’t see your name on the list, you can check and see if there is part of your registration to be competed HERE or contact IrishDownhill@Gmail.com to query your entry.

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Carrick has been host to some great racing from a variety of host clubs. It is held high as one of the best courses in the country and should prove a fantastic venue to close out the series.

Timing will be Tag Heuer live timing, provided by Voilla Timing.

Medical cover in the form of ambulance on both days and an advanced roaming paramedic.

Catering will be available both days! Ulla & Kurt, aka “The Germans”, will be on site filling us with some of the best food you will find at any race along with fresh coffee, teas, soup.

On-the-day entries will be accepted but there will be a €10 surcharge so make sure you get entered before hand.

You must have your number board from the iDMS rounds, if you have competed already this year. Failure will result in needing a replacement board at a cost of €10.
New entries get a number board when signing on. The BLUE national championship number boards will not be accepted.
Your number MUST be legible, if your board’s numbers are not legible please speak to a member of the race organisers team.

Practicing the course prior to the event will lead to your disqualification if you are caught! There will be no bending of this rule. The venue at Carrick depends heavily on the kindness of the local residents, we must respect their privacy in the lead up to the event.

Online entry will close, Wednesday, the 24th of Sept at midnight.

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Two of the local Glenealy lads – Rory O’Kelly and Roy Kenny – put this together for us. They have assured us they did not peek once and weren’t practicing the course.

That’s a joke, obviously, the guys at GravityBC.com asked them nicely to make this video for us!

Shedule:

Saturday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:30 Open practice for all riders.
16:00 Course Closed.
16:05 Riders’ meeting. (at organisers discretion)

Sunday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:00 Open practice for all.
11:00 Timed seeding run followed by one timed race run.
17:30 Last Elite racer down.
17:45 Podium

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/UJbvs

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Series Standings and Double Points Finish

Check out how the season looks so far.

Have a look and see how you are doing and what you need to do to steal the win! Or make sure you have a comfortable margin.

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Download the PDF file .

The 2014 iDMS will close out with a bang with round FIVE at Carrick on the 27th & 28th of September and to make it even more worth while, were offering double points for the win!

There will be not be any dropped round! All of the points you have will go towards your position after the points from the final round in Carrick have been added in.

Get entered up for Carrick today.

Get Entered Now!

You can check out who’s entered HERE

If you don’t see your name on the list, you can check and see if there is part of your registration to be competed HERE or contact IrishDownhill@Gmail.com to query your entry.

Carrick course preview video

Two of the local Glenealy lads – Rory O’Kelly and Roy Kenny – put this together for us. They have assured us they did not peek once and weren’t practicing the course.

That’s a joke, obviously, the guys at GravityBC.com asked them nicely to make this video for us!

iDMS Round FIVE | Online Entry Open

The 2014 iDMS will close out with a bang with round FIVE at Carrick on the 27th & 28th of September and to make it even more worth while, were offering double points for the win!
Online entry closes for Round FIVE, Wednesday, the 24th of Sept at midnight!

You can check out who’s entered HERE

If you don’t see your name on the list, you can check and see if there is part of your registration to be competed HERE or contact IrishDownhill@Gmail.com to query your entry.

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Carrick has been host to some great racing from a variety of host clubs. It is held high as one of the best courses in the country and should prove a fantastic venue to close out the series.

Timing will be Tag Heuer live timing, provided by Voilla Timing.

Medical cover in the form of ambulance on both days and an advanced roaming paramedic.

Catering will be available both days! Ulla & Kurt, aka “The Germans”, will be on site filling us with some of the best food you will find at any race along with fresh coffee, teas, soup.

On-the-day entries will be accepted but there will be a €10 surcharge so make sure you get entered before hand.

You must have your number board from the iDMS rounds, if you have competed already this year. Failure will result in needing a replacement board at a cost of €10.
New entries get a number board when signing on. The BLUE national championship number boards will not be accepted.
Your number MUST be legible, if your board’s numbers are not legible please speak to a member of the race organisers team.

Practicing the course prior to the event will lead to your disqualification if you are caught! There will be no bending of this rule. The venue at Carrick depends heavily on the kindness of the local residents, we must respect their privacy in the lead up to the event.

Online entry will close, Wednesday, the 24th of Sept at midnight.

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Two of the local Glenealy lads – Rory O’Kelly and Roy Kenny – put this together for us. They have assured us they did not peek once and weren’t practicing the course.

That’s a joke, obviously, the guys at GravityBC.com asked them nicely to make this video for us!

Shedule:

Saturday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:30 Open practice for all riders.
16:00 Course Closed.
16:05 Riders’ meeting. (at organisers discretion)

Sunday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:00 Open practice for all.
11:00 Timed seeding run followed by one timed race run.
17:30 Last Elite racer down.
17:45 Podium

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/UJbvs

Carrick, Co. Wicklow | 27th + 28th of SeptemberENTER NOW

Entries Close Today for Bree Hill

Don’t miss out on your last chance to enter online for iDMS#4 in Bree

Online entries close tonight at midnight

Bree Hill | 16th + 17th of AugustENTER NOW

hosted by: Bree MTB

more info here

iDMS14 Round FOUR Preview | Bree Hill

iDMS14 ROUND TWO

Bree Hill, Co. Wexford | 16th + 17th of AugustENTER NOW

The trail fairies up on Bree Hill have been relentless in their efforts to give you new and challenging features and a spectacle to see for any spectator. This is a race not to be missed!

See the picture below, showing the changes to the course.

iDMS14 ROUND TWO

 Timing will be Tag Heuer live timing, provided by Voilla Timing.

Medical cover in the form of ambulance on both days and an advanced roaming paramedic.

Catering will be available both days! Ulla & Kurt, aka “The Germans”, will be on site filling us with some of the best food you will find at any race along with fresh coffee, teas, soup.

Bree Hill, Co. Wexford | 16th + 17th of AugustENTER NOW

Shedule:

Saturday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:30 Open practice for all riders.
16:00 Course Closed.
16:05 Riders’ meeting. (at organisers discretion)

Sunday

08:30 – 13:00 Race registration.
09:00 Open practice for all.
11:00 Timed seeding run followed by one timed race run.
17:30 Last Elite racer down.
17:45 Podium

Location:

For more details check CRCiDMS

Bree Hill, Co. Wexford | 16th + 17th of AugustENTER NOW

Entry Open for iDMS Round FOUR in Bree, Co. Wexford

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2014 iDMS Round FOUR

16th + 17th of AugustENTER NOW

Bree, Co. Wexford

More info to follow shortly.

2014 Irish Downhill National Championships

Powered by Chain Reaction Cycles & Newry & Mourne District Council

Sponsored by: Acti-Snack, East Coast Adventure, Erdinger, FirstTracksMTB.com, Fit Chef, Muc-Off & Think Studio

Date: 19/20th July 2014


Location: Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, Co Down.

The 2014 Irish National Downhill Championships is set to become bigger and better than ever before at Rostrevor. Following on from a very successful IDMS in March the organisers have taken the feedback from the riders and a few big changes are in store. It’s all about rider experience and a track that is worthy of a National Champion. More natural trail has been introduced along with the best sections of ‘On the Pulse’ and some jumps thrown in for some air time. There will be no course preview video as most of the track does not exist yet and it will NOT be open for practice until the weekend of the event to give riders a level playing field. We will be regularly be posting pictures on our Facebook pages to keep riders updated on progress.

Enter now on SiEntries

Facebook-
Facebook/RaceMountainBikeNI , Facebook/FirstTracksMTB.com or Facebook/IrishDownhill

Directions:
Kilbroney Park is situated half a mile outside Rostrevor village. From Newry take the A2 for approximately 9 miles. From Belfast (1hr) take the M1/A1 to Newry before taking the A2 via Warrenpoint. From Dublin (1.5hrs) take the M1/N1 to Newry before taking the A2 via Warrenpoint.

Postcode- BT34 3AA

Google map-

http://goo.gl/maps/Ga1oX

Parking:
All competitors must use the ‘Mountainbike’ car park that is situated 200m on your left after entering Kilbroney Park.

Where to stay:
Camping is permitted for competitors on Friday/Saturday night only at the Mountainbike carpark. Extra staff will be put on during the weekend to accommodate this occasion. Can we please ask competitors to keep the noise to a minimum and respect nearby residents and other park users. No open camp fires are permitted, however disposable bbq’s are allowed. Please place tents on the grass behind the car park – NOT in the Car Park. There will be no electric/ water, but portaloos will be supplied. Please do not use up more space than needed.

For other accommodation- VisitNewryandMourne.com/accommodation

Race village:
Situated at the Mountainbike car park. Registration, catering, mechanics and various stalls.

Rules:
(Please note in particular the underage armour rule) on the Rules page

Catering:
Fit Chef will be supplying hot food and beverages at the Race village and also the Kilbroney cafe situated at the main car park is open all weekend. There are a variety of cafes and restaurants in the area and there is a Spar shop in the village.

First aid:
There will be a fixed First aid point situated at the bottom of the course and a crew on course. Please contact a marshal if you need assistance.

Schedule:
Saturday-

0900 -1400 registration

0930 – 1600 practice

Sunday-

0900-1100 registration

0900-1045 practice (full runs only)

1100 seeding run followed by race run

1700 (approx) prize giving

Course description:
High on the steep slopes of Slievebane a new start will be cut into the side of the mountain. The roll in gets riders up to speed fast before hitting the first set of doubles. After this a berm will catch riders before dropping down into a very steep left with a catch berm at the bottom. From here it will be very technical with roots and stumps to catch riders out and a few more turns before joining the IDMS#1 track at the first hip jump. From here it follows the trail with a drop off and some tight technical corners. Heading down the steep shoot before the first fire road crossing the tracks goes right and jumps down into the woods. A few corners and a steep loose rocky shoot brings riders on to ‘On the Pulse for a couple of high speed bermed corners before heading back into the technical stuff. At the second fire road crossing riders hang right and drop into some natural challenging corners before joining ‘On the Pulse’ for its best bits. From here its berms and rock gardens until riders are met with their adoring and roaring fans at ‘Hecklers Rock’. Full throttle for the next straight as riders hit rock gardens, steps and doubles for the big dogs. Then it joins ‘Mega Mission’ for the last table top and finishes as fast riders double the last few rollers.

Categories:

Juvenile 13/14

Youth 15/16

Junior 17/18

Sport 19+

Senior 19+

Elite 19+

Masters 30-39

Veterans 40-49

Super Veterans 50+

Junior women 13-18

Senior women 19+

All women will be put in the same category on the day if numbers are low.
To calculate the category you are in simply subtract the year you were born from 2014

Enter now on SiEntries

General:
To be awarded a podium position in the National Championships riders must have a UCI IRL code on their license and must also be current Cycling Ireland members (or a member of another UCI affiliated organisation) and hold an appropriate license for the discipline in which they are competing.

Day licences are available at the event and cost £18 or €20. These are for those wishing to compete in the “Open Champs” – not the National Champs as outlined above.

Bike wash located in the main car park and tokens can be purchased in the office under the cafe.

This just in, the National Champs Course Description.

2014 Irish Champs Track Description

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The track for the 2014 Irish National Downhill Championships is set to become bigger and better than ever before at Rostrevor. Following on from a very successful IDMS in March the organisers have taken the feedback from the riders and a few big changes are in store. It’s all about rider experience and a track that is worthy of a national champion. More natural trail has been introduced along with the best sections of ‘On the Pulse’ and some jumps thrown in for some air time. There will be no course preview video as most of the track does not exist yet and it will NOT be open for practice until the weekend of the event to give riders a level playing field.

picture

High on the steep slopes of Slievebane a new start will be cut into the side of the mountain. The roll in gets riders up to speed fast before hitting the first set of doubles. After this a berm will catch riders before dropping down into a very steep left with a catch berm at the bottom. From here it will be very technical with roots and stumps to catch riders out and a few more turns before joining the IDMS#1 track at the first hip jump. From here it follows the trail with a drop off and some tight technical corners. Heading down the steep shoot before the first fire road crossing the tracks goes right and jumps down into the woods. A few corners and a steep loose rocky shoot brings riders on to ‘On the Pulse for a couple of high speed bermed corners before heading back into the technical stuff. At the second fire road crossing riders hang right and drop into some natural challenging corners before joining ‘On the Pulse’ for its best bits. From here its berms and rock gardens until riders are met with their adoring and roaring fans at ‘Hecklers Rock’. Full throttle for the next straight as riders hit rock gardens, steps and doubles for the big dogs. Then it joins ‘Mega Mission’ for the last table top and finishes as fast riders double the last few rollers.

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Thanks Dermott Sweeney Photography for the photos.

Entries and full race preview to follow shortly.

2014 Irish Downhill National Championships

The iDMS is delighted to officially announce that the 2014 iRISH DOWNHiLL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS is to be held in Rostrevor, Co. Down.

Glyn and Catherine from FirstTracksMTB.com has been working hard with the Chainreaction Cycles club and Newry and Mourne District Council to secure what is shaping up to be a fantastic event with another new start to the track, which will prove well worthy of our national champion!

Camping will be included & Uplifts will be provided by East Coast Adventures and additional tractors and trailers.

Here’s the footage from Round ONE of the iDMS Series filmed by Ronan aka FlexoMedia to get you in the mood!

Entries will open shortly and a full track description will be online soon!
Stay tuned.