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iDMS Round Three | Cancelled

Firstly, apologies for such delays in informing you all of what the h*** is going on. We have been trying to secure a venue for round 3 on the 24th / 25th of May.

Unfortunately, any options for holding the race have not come to fruition and so, with less than 2 weeks to the date. Round three of the iDMS will have to be cancelled.

We would like to offer sincere apologies but please understand that every effort has been made in an attempt to avoid cancellation.

It’s not all bad! There is some great news on the horizon for our Downhill National Championships in July. Stay tuned for some great news in the coming weeks.

FlexoMedia’s Coverage from Round TWO of the iDMS

Check out FlexoMedia’s great edit from the second round of the iDMS near Mallow.
Have a happy, bicycle filled, weekend!

iDMS Round TWO | Results

Here’s the results from Round TWO of the Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series on Mt. Hillary near Mallow, Co. Cork.

Results by Category

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Overall Results

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Thanks to all the competitors, helpers and whoever paid off mother nature! Full report along with FlexoMedia’s coverage to follow soon.

iDMS round TWO | Preview Video

Thanks to the champ for recording this doozy to promote round two of the series.

Lots of work gone into the Mallow DH Track in the wake of storm damage so it’s fresh and fast.

Get entered today! Online entries close Thurs 18th at midnight & there will be a surcharge for day registrations.

Mallow, Co. Cork | 19th + 20th of AprilENTER NOW

more info here

iDMS Round THREE | Postponed


It has now come time for me to inform you all of some sad news, I’m afraid.

Farymount Farm MTB have had to postpone their round of the iDMS in May as they will not have their grounds ready on time, they fear. It is likely that they will take up the running of Round FIVE in September, but this is yet to be finalised. Stay tuned!

Talks have been had with Coillte already in resolving a suitable venue for the event to go ahead and news of that will follow as soon as I learn it. It will however, then be neccessary to find a suitable club to run the event. It’s not hard to do but time is short!

I need to know what clubs are willing to and able to run races. If you are in a position to offer your clubs services to run races, or even if you want to discuss what those requirements are, now is the time to make contact. eMail me HERE


In the mean time, don’t forget to get your entry in for Round TWO in Mallow. Entries will remain open for another week, but will cut off at midnight on Thursday the 17th April.

Mallow, Co. Cork | 19th + 20th of AprilENTER NOW

2014 iDMS Dates and Venues.

Hello and welcome to another edition of Save the Date!

 The 2014 iDMS is shaping up to be an exciting year.
So far we have secured a number of venues and dates for five rounds
and our National Championships





Rostrevor, Co. Down.

March 8th & 9th

Round TWO

Mallow, Co. Cork.

April 19th & 20th



May 24th & 25th

Round FOUR

Bree, Co Wexford.

August 16th & 17th

Round FIVE


September 27th & 28th





Rostrevor, Co Down

July 19th & 20th

Information on the 5th and final round of the iDMS will be available in the coming weeks.

Details on our National Championships will follow shortly.

So there you have it. Keep tuned in to www.crcidms.com and like us on

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If you have any queries about the series, or would like to help out the series then
drop me an email by clicking HERE!

Flexo Media presents, iDMS Round Three | Fairymount Famrm

Here is Flexo’s view on the action from round three of the CRC iDMS. In case you are yet to see it.

2013 iDMS Round 3 from FlexoMedia on Vimeo

Irish National DH Champs Postponed.

The CRCiDMS Irish Downhill Mountain Bike National Championships has had to be postponed until the second weekend of October, the 12th & 13th.

This is an awkward situation due to unforeseen circumstances with access.

This is an unavoidable situation for the organisers and they have been working extremely hard to make sure that a DH National Champs goes ahead for 2013.

Please stay tuned for further information.

Race Coverage from iDMS Round One in Mallow

Flexo Media Race Coverage

2013 iDMS Round 1 from FlexoMedia on Vimeo.

And Here We GO!!! Chain Reaction Cycles Irish Downhill Mountainbike Series 2013 Round 1 Mt Hillary.

Tommy McCoy Leading the train BOOM Photo: Owen Franssen

Tommy McCoy Leading the train BOOM Photo: Owen Franssen

After a winter of planning and scheming with all parties involved we ended up in Mt Hillary near Mallow for Round 1 for Round 1 of the 2013 CRC IDMS being hosted by the 021Racing Club on what could be the best Downhnill Course in the country which was Primed and ready after some trojan work by the Trail fairies after 6 years out of action, few rocks, Ok a LOT of rocks here and there, bit of Gravel here to carry speed and cut back the brush there and she’s alive again.

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as any Trail Builder knows its never that easy but the 2 training days held in the venue over the winter showed the weak points and they were promptly touched up. back to the race and despite the mercury dipping to -4 in the morning Saturday turned out to be a cracker, Blue Skies and sun, no wind and a track running super fast after the last week of dry weather.
so fast the Riders who had been used to the track in the wet after the training days had to readjust fast to coming into stuff a whole lot faster than expected resulting in some tree hugging antics on the first few corners.
the track itself could be best described as split into 4 sections, first woods being fast and flowey not too technical but still requiring some creative lines on some corners, into the second woods and it got a bit nastier with nice big stumps and roots everywhere to catch ya and spit of off line, out of that,small sprint down the fire road (or sit and shake the hands out if there already suffering from arm pump) and into the open section of about 150 meters of a rock and root garden that fully tested any damping in the forks from there into the gully which wasn’t much smoother but come race time got a bit hairy with the clouds and rain finally arriving making the clay soil a bit like ice in places. get through that and a few more tight switchbacks and your spat out into the final fire road spring to kill the legs, best time was 2.48 which is a good bit longer than any DH raced in recent years in Ireland so a lot of people got a wake up call I think.

Conor Bate on his way to the Win Photo, Martin Crowley

Conor Bate on his way to the Win Photo, Martin Crowley

onto the racing and in the Juveniles Kyle O’Connor came in 3rd place, Ollie Cornforth showed whats he’s capable of with a good second place but was just pipped to the win by Conor Bate who came in with a great time of 3.21.


luke cornforth and his crazy double Photo: GrRANA energy

luke cornforth and his crazy double Photo: GrRANA energy

in the Youth it was last years National Champ Tommy O’Sullivan from Killarney taking 3rd place behind Nukeproof’s Ben Kennedy but it was Luke Cornforth taking the win on a borrowed bike with a time of 3.05.

Tara O'Boyle on her way to the win

Tara O’Boyle on her way to the win Photo: Martin Crowley

Next up was the Women’s Class which again was underrepresented but Sacha Bickerstaff and Tara O’Boyle took on the challenge and gave it socks, Tara took the win despite being very worried pre race about her young competitors pace.
in the Super Vets it was Chain Reaction Cycles Derek Cowan taking 3rd place behind MBCC’s Pat Hurley and and Team Ballyhoura’s Joe Bergin taking a well deserved win.
onto the young lads in Vets and it was the flying welshman Gary Williams in 3rd place after an Interesting run, 2nd went to 021 racing’s Darrell McGrath in his first race in Vets but the convincing win went to Chain Reactions Ian McIntyre with a time of 3.18

Steve Jamison followed by Ian Mac and Dale McMullen the Gully Section

Steve Jamison followed by Ian Mac and Dale McMullen the Gully Section

in the masters it was Steven Jamison taking 3rd place behind Tomel Panszczyk but it was another win for Chain Reaction with Dale McMullen taking the win by 2.5seconds with a time of 3.09.
next up was the Sports class where Mark Morris From Bree Racing took 3rd place, Darren Stanley took 2nd place and the win went to Stephen Kelly.

Michael Lee on his way to winning Seniors Photo;GrRANA energy

Michael Lee on his way to winning Seniors Photo;GrRANA energy

In the seniors it was Bree Racings Bobby St Ledger on that day Glow Identiti taking 2rd place, Cian Clarke from North West MTB taking 2nd and the win went to Michael Lee by just .41 of a second with another 3.18.2

Junior Podium

Junior Podium

in the Juniors it was Gravity BC’s Scott Marshall taking 3rd place behind Green Bike’s Thomas McCoy and on top of the box for his First win was 021Racings Alan Conolly with a 3.09.

Philip Atwill on his way to the win Photo: GrRANA energy

Philip Atwill on his way to the win Photo: GrRANA energy

now onto the big boys in Elite where Colin Ross decided not to jump to masters and keep the young lads honest and proved his pace with a 2.52, good enough for 3rd on the day. Second place went to last years National Champ Ewan Doherty with a 2.50 but the win went to the raiding party from Team Madison/Saracen’s Philip Atwill who took the win by 1.66 seconds with a time of 2.48.


Kyle Styling it for the camera’s

as for the craic and scandal, who left with a win but with a crushed helmet after leaving it UNDER the van on the way home, how amazing was the feeling when you nailed the open section fast on Saturday in the dust, yes DUST at an Irish Race! how sickening was it for the junior rider who got to the start for the race run only to find a slow puncture had him snookered. how crazy was Cam’s Hat on Sunday, think it properly scared some riders! how nice was it to leave the site on Saturday with all your gear still clean and good to go for Sunday,.

full results are here > http://crcidms.com/images/results/2013/2013iDMSRoundONE_CResults.pdf

the Next round of the IDMS is on in Rostrevor Co Down on the long weekend of May 4/5th on the new trail centre DH track which is Currently being Built which looks savage, Bring it on!!!