Rules

The iDMS rules set out below incorporate those laid out in the current Cycling Ireland and UCI handbook

These further additions, as listed below, are the rules that the iDMS insist on at each of their races. Penalties are shown in green.

All riders must sign on (Open Saturday 08:30 to 13:00 and Sunday 8.30 till 9.30) before practicing the course;
(Unable to ride or race)

Riding the course without being entered;
(One year ban from any iDMS Event)

Riding the course without displaying your race number or wearing the appropriate armour;
(1st offense – Held at finish until spoken to by commissare or race official.
2nd offense – Banned from iDMS races for time period chosen by commissare or race official)

Bike must have 2 working Brakes and Bar end caps;
(Unable to ride or race)

Riding the course outside designated practice and race times;
(Unable to ride or race)

Competitors must have completed two full runs on the course by the end of Sunday Practice;
(Unable to race)

Defacing number boards. The number boards remain the property of the iDMS until the end of the race season.
(Disqualified)

Helmet cameras must not be worn or attached during seeding or race runs;
(Disqualified)

No headphones/i-pods/personal music systems whilst on course;
(Disqualified)

Helmet strap undone;
(1st offense – Held at finish until spoken to by commissare or race official.
2nd offense – Banned from iDMS races for time period chosen by commissare or race official)

YOU WILL NOT GET A THIRD CHANCE!

Skinsuits or lycra shorts may not be used during timed race runs;
Peaks must be correctly attached to your helmet as the manufacturer intended;
Under suspicion of theft, the Gardai/Police will be called and you will be detained until their arrival;
Anti-social behavior, vandalism, riding mini-bikes, motorbikes, driving recklessly at the event;
(Disqualified + possible legal action by Guardai/Police)

Acts of violence, intimidation or vandalism will receive a life-time ban.

You will have to wait in the finish arena until the appointed Commissaire comes to speak to you regards any of the above. Please be aware that the Commissaire may well be up the course and you may have to wait some time before they are able to speak to you, thus loosing you valuable practice time and you even missing your race run.

The following is a breakdown of the Cycling Ireland Rules & Technical Regulations which have an effect on downhill racing and may be useful to some. If you feel we have missed anything important here please let us know.

Please take the time to read & understand, the sections listed below at least, from the pdf of the Cycling Ireland Technical Rules & Regulations.
CyclingIreland.ie/Rules&Regulations

Chapters:
Technical Regulations; T1, T2, T3, T7 & T10
DISCIPLINE; D1(Please also take the iDMS own discipline rules, shown above, into account)
GLOSSARY; App. AT1, AT2, AT6, AT7 & AT9

The rules set out here by no means supersede the Cycling Ireland Rules & Technical Regulations and should a discrepancy arrive, the Cycling Ireland Rules & Technical regulations will be held as the latest & most accurate edition.
(As taken from CI Rules 2013 V20.1)

Please also take the time to look at the Cycling Ireland ¦ Key Documents ¦ Tecnical page to find answers to any questions you may have.
CyclingIreland.ie/Key-Documents/Technical.aspx

Underage armour rules:

(wearing of the following armour is required by any competitor under the age of 18)

All protective equipment used must have been designed and sold with the express purpose of being used as protective sports clothing.

SPINAL

Requirements
· Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
· Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
· Cover full length of back from between shoulder blades to tail bone.
· Can be fully, partially or non articulated in design. 99
· Can be stand alone back protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half body or vest.

Not permitted
· Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. not foam or neoprene.
· Motocross style “roost guards” unless with a specific back protector, not just a rear roost deflector.

GLOVES

Requirements
· Gloves giving full finger coverage.

Not permitted
· Partially fingered gloves.

SHOULDER

Requirements
· Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
· Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
· Can be stand alone shoulder protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half body or vest.

Not permitted
· Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. Not foam or neoprene.

ELBOW

Requirements
· Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
· Can be stand alone elbow protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half body or vest.
· Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
· Can be elbow only or combined elbow/forearm protection.

Not Permitted
· Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. Not foam or neoprene.

KNEE

Requirements
· Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
· Can be stand alone leg protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half body or vest.
· Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
· Can be one piece knee/shin protectors or separate knee protector.

Not Permitted
· Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. Not foam or neoprene.

(Please note 661 Kyle Strait/Troy Lee style of knee protectors will be permitted)