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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

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.

The 2013 CRCiDMS Final Results

Here are the overall results for the series.

You can see individual category results and the results for each round here

If you are on a mobile and cannot see the embedded spreadsheet. Please follow the link below.

Link To The Spreadsheet on Google

View Results on a dedicated page here. It’s easier to read!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the offials involved in the series; all of the race organisers who sweat buckets to bring us some fantastic racing; the Paramedic and Ambulance staff; Voilla Timing who all do a sterling job. A massive thankyou also goes out to all the sponsors and volunteers!

Get yourself entered into the National Champs now over at National Champs Online Entry

CRC iDMS | Fourth & FINAL Round | Cullohill, Co. Laois

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Poster of CRCiDMS Rd#Four

The fourth and final round of the 3013 CRC iDMS at Cullohill, Co Laois on the 28th and 29th September 2013

Race Track

Off the start ramp straight over rough rocky rooty terrain then over a small drop into small jump landing off camber onto a few roots into small tabletop and across the fire road. It then takes you over a small rock- garden to a 90degree turn which takes you out onto the open section. A few pedal strokes lead into a banked S bend, then down a rooty chute and over a timber drop (roll-able) then on the pedals into a gap jump (roll-able) and straight on flat out to a small tabletop which sends you into the new step-up/step-down section. Few pedals after this drops you into a steep rocky section and down into a right hand berm sending you into a rooty off camber tight steep section and out over a few more rocks. Into a double set of S-bends leads you to the big step down. Down the landing, over the rock garden, into the field and over a jump landing off camber to the right. You are at the finish line! J This description does not do the track justice. Ya may just come down and see for yourselves! A lot of work has been carried out over the last year and the track is riding very fast. There is an easier option around all jumps including the last drop (to the left of it) to suit all riders.

Event

Cullo DH will have catering, live timing and uplifts.

Grrana energy will be on board for the event supplying drinks.

There will be toilet facilities available.

Derick Daveron of MBW Bike Works will also be your onsite bike mechanic.

Facehole/MBW Tullamore

After Saturday’s practice there will be a few tunes in the field and a bonfire area.

Uplifts

Uplifts will be running on both the Saturday and Sunday. No race number=no uplift. Riding the course without a number over the course of the event will jeopardise the event since you are not covered under the events insurance or medical support.

Venue Considerations

Cullo DH would like to remind all riders and spectators that the race is on Coillte land and parking and finish line is on local farmer’s field. Downhill racing relies heavily on the kind support of Coillte for race venues and it is important that the positive relationship that has been built up by Cullo DH is not jeopardised by leaving litter in the forest or causing tension with locals through inconsiderate behavior. You are also reminded that mini bikes and the like are not permitted under any circumstance.

Also any spectators coming please listen to Marshall’s at all times and stay off the tracks plus riders try keep track clear at all times to avoid any accidents.

Parking

Please apply some common sense when parking your vehicles in the field and allow easy access to local traffic so that the event doesn’t unnecessarily attract the attention of the Gardai or cause issues for Coillte or local residents. Please co-operate with the race organisers.

Directions

From Cork:

Follow N8 for Dublin. Drive up through the village of Cullohill, towards Dublin take the first right turn (approx 1mile outside village) Follow signs for D.H. Race.

From Dublin:

Follow N8 for Cork. About 4miles outside Durrow take left turn following signpost for D.H. Race.
N.B. These parking facilities are for race day only!!
There will be signs put up on all routes leading to the event.


View 2013 CRCiDMS Round Four ¦ Cullohill in a larger map

Entry Fees and Categories

Elites/Seniors/Masters/Vets/Super Vets/Sports/Women-€50
Juniors/U16/U14 -€30

Guidance on age categories:

Subtract your year of birth from the current year
Eg: I was born 02.05.1983 so 2013 – 1983 = 30. Putting me into the Masters Category
Elite /Senior/Sports (aged18+) | Masters (30+) | Vets (40+) | Super Vets (50+)
N.B. there will be no online sign on for this race. Cash on the day only.

Race license (day) €20 (Price set by Cycling Ireland)

If you intend to race regularly consider an annual license- it can work out cheaper, particularly for younger riders. The license fees are available on the Cycling Ireland website.

Schedule

Saturday

Sign on 9.30 – 15.00
Practice 9.30 -16.00
Riders will be able to practice all day Saturday; with a second practice session on Sunday morning.
Competitors will then have a seeding run followed by an all or nothing race run on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday

Sign on 9.00 – 10.00
Short practice in the morning, then seeding run followed by race run.
Podiums 16.00

Safety

UNDERAGE PROTECTION RULES

Parents and guardians of youth riders should take note of the NEW RULES FOR 2011 regarding YOUTH PROTECTION

SPINAL

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

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.

·         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

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

Requirements

·         Gloves giving full finger coverage.

Not permitted

·         Partially fingered gloves.

SHOULDER

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

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

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

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.

KNEE

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

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.

(Please note 6611 Kyle Strait/Troy Lee knee protectors will be permitted)

Accommodation

Angela Hennessy 0578736105. The Castle Arm’s Hotel  0578736117.
(see Durrow online for more)

DURROW HOUSE:

The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Telephone: From Ireland: (057) 8736157. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8736157.

ASHBROOK ARMS RESTAURANT & GUESTHOUSE:

The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Telephone: From Ireland: (057) 8740989. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8740989.
Website: www.ashbrookarms.com E-mail: info@ashbrookarms.com

SELF CATERING:

ACORN LODGE:

Dereen, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Website: www.acornlodge-ireland.com
E-mail: acornlodgedereen@gmail.com
Telephone: From Ireland: (057) 8736262. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8736262.
Fax: From Ireland: (057) 8736314. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8736314.

CASTLEVIEW:

The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Telephone: From Ireland: (057) 8736544. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8736544.

THE BRIDGE HOUSE:

The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Telephone: From Ireland: (057) 8736630. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8736630.

WOODVIEW:

Bishopswood, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Telephone: From Ireland: (057) 8736433. Outside Ireland: +353 57 8736433.

Fourth & final round on the way; stay tuned for more. .

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Poster for CRCiDMS Rd#Four

Keep an eye for more details coming very soon.

Here’s flexos video from WAY back in 2011…

2011 Irish DH NPS Round 3 Cullahill on Pinkbike

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


Round 3 Fairymount Race info and entry….

Round 3 of the Chain Reaction Cycles Irish Downhill Series is coming up Quick, Here is pretty much every thing ye need to know to race…

Date: 

August 24th and 25th 2013.

The Venue:

Fairmount farm

Ballingarry,Roscrea

Co, Tipperary

Land line 067 21139

Mobile   0872831454

The track info:

Winning time should be around 1min 40sec

It’s a fast track several jumps and berms gets tight in parts. With a steep rooty finish into two jumps into the field.

The finish arena is in a large field crowd barriers will be in place.

Riders are advised to wear suitable protection, walk the course prior to riding and ride within their own ability level. have a look here if you haven’t been there before to get an idea of what’s ahead of ya, there may be a few changes made for the race tho

Location:

Info found here http://www.fairymountfarm.com/Location.htm

Also we will have sign from on roads leading up to the farm.

Race Schedule:

Friday

Track walk only not bikes allowed anyone caught using one on the track will be disqualified.

Saturday

08:00 Course open for on foot inspection only. No transport to the top is provided or permitted.

08:00 – 11:00 Race registration, please bring your 2013 cycling Ireland Race Licence.or pay for a day license at the cost of 20euro it will do you for both days

09.15 Uplift opens for all riders

09:30 Open practice for all riders.

13:00 Course closed for lunch

13.40 Course reopens after lunch

18:15 last uplift.

18:30 Course open for on foot inspection only. No transport to the top is provided or permitted.

20.00   bbq in race village.

Sunday

08.30Uplift opens

08:30 Open Practice for all

10:30 last uplift of practice.

10:45 Uplift for seed runs

17:30 Podium for each category

 

Race run start times will be posted in the race village area after seed runs.

 

Event Entry:

The race is entry is here

https://www.activeglobal.com/off-road-cycling/roscrea-ireland/chain-reaction-cycles-irish-downhill-mountainbike-series-rd-3-fairymount-farm-2013

Registration will be is the race village {sign posted} All seed/race run start times will be posted here. Also there will be an info board here to let riders know if there is delays or any other info that riders will need.

Riders will need there number board for the series. It is their responsibility to look after it. A lost number board will mean a charge for a replacement. As will a number board that has a modified shape and sponsors’ logos removed.  No defacing of number boards. Any rider racing for the first time this season will be given a race plate on registration.

Rider Registration opens:

Saturday:   08:00 to 13:00

Sunday      08:00 to 09:30

Uplift Procedure:

Fairymount Uplift..

Exarmy truck and jeeps and Trailers will be used to transport riders and bikes up the hill. Riders will be separated from their bikes. We will provide an uplift marshal at the pickup point. Uplift route at no time crosses the race track. The uplift will leave within 10mins of the first rider loading the bike on the trailer even its not full.to avoid delays

Medical:

2 ambulances and roaming medic’s

Camping:

Camping will be available on site and FREE also toilets on site.

Public Announcements:

A PA system will be on site with announcements throughout the day.

Catering:

Onsite Catering providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments both Saturday and Sunday

WASTE:

There will be waste bins placed around the farm PLEASE use them.

Race Regulations:

The event will run under cycling Ireland Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the rules.

Protection:

Juvenile and Youth are required to wear the following body armour Elbow pads, Knee pads, Back and Shoulder protection.

ALL riders MUST have a full Face helmet with the strap done up.

CRC iDMS ¦ Round Two ¦ Rostrevor, Co Down

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Online entry will remain open until midnight on Tuesday 30th April.

Due to the high numbers of entrants Registration is now by Online Entry Only and competitors will not be able to register on the day.  Registration will close at midnight, Tuesday 30th April. Click To Enter

Excitement has been building with the forthcoming opening of 4 world class trail centres and they will put Northern Ireland firmly on the map of top mountain biking destinations. Rostrevor will be offering 26km of red/black graded cross country trails and 2 downhill tracks and is described by local bikers as the ‘epicentre’ for all off-road cycling disciplines in Northern Ireland.

For the opening event, the Rostrevor Mountainbike Festival in Association with Newry & Mourne District Council will take place between 4th – 6th May.

600+ Mountain bikers from every corner of the country will be in attendance to celebrate this very unique experience. Not only will this be the largest gathering of mountain bikers ever in the country but it will be the first time 3 disciplines have been contested at the same venue over the one weekend.

Co-ordinator for the event and local mountain biker Glyn O’Brien has commented “These are exciting times for local bikers and it will be a huge boost for our economy. We are encouraging everyone to get involved, please come along to the festival and celebrate with us. It’s a great opportunity to learn about our sport and it’s never too late to get started!”

Mayor John McArdle commented “This is a excellent opportunity to showcase the new mountain bike trails at Rostrevor and get things in place for the forthcoming World Police & Fire Games in August”.

Chain Reaction Cycling Club will host the DH event taking place on the brand new The Pulse DH track.
If Carlsberg done Downhill track this would be it! A swift uplift and roll in brings you to the top of Northern Irelands first purpose built downhill track. It has been designed with racers it mind and will deliver that same technical experience of tracks that Rostrevor is famous for. As you drop into the trees your work is cut out immediatley with mind blowing rock gardens and flat out berms. Every section of trail has been sculpted to test body, bike and skill to the limit. Lots of natural rock features have been left in that are not only visually pleasing but open up sections of trail that will tempt the most skilled riders into gnarly fast lines that will chew you up and spit you out if things get outa hand. Towards the bottom some nice flowing berms and jumps will give you a chance to get loose and please the crowds. For the IDMS a bonus section of natural trail will link it into the race village. If this track does not get your PULSE racing your in the wrong sport!!

Directions:

Entry to the race field will be via Kilbroney Forest Park signposted from Rostevor.

 

 

View the map on Google

Schedule:

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

Online entry will remain open until midnight on Tuesday 30th April.

Due to the high numbers of entrants Registration is now by Online Entry Only and competitors will not be able to register on the day.  Registration will close at midnight, Tuesday 30th April.

Here’s a video courtesy of Glyn O Brien of First Tracks Bike Coaching

On 5th May, Dromara Cycling Club will be organising round 2 of the Ulster Cross Country Series and Plush MTB will be organising an Open Enduro event on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

For more information on the Rostevor Mountain Bike Festival visit FaceBook.com/RostrevorMountainbikeFestival2013

 

Race Coverage from iDMS Round One in Mallow

Flexo Media Race Coverage

2013 iDMS Round 1 from FlexoMedia on Vimeo.