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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

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


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

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…


August 24th and 25th 2013.

The Venue:

Fairmount farm


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


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

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

Race Schedule:


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


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.


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


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


2 ambulances and roaming medic’s


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.


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


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.


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


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!!


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



View the map on Google



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

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.