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TRAINING DAYS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 2019

NOTIFICATION FOR SELECTION TO ATTEND TRAINING DAYS IN PREPARATION FOR 2019 DOWNHILL WORLD CUP AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS.

  • The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders, male and female, in the Junior and Elite categories, who would like to, at their own expense, attend the training days at various locations around Ireland.
  • The main aim is to bring top Irish Riders together in a National Team environment and to promote team bonding, but also to form part of the selection process for the Irish Team for 2019 DH World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada 31st August – 1st September.
  • Venues to be announced shortly and it is hoped to have the first Introductory Training Day take place before the end of 2018.
  • Interested DH riders are asked to supply contact details to either of the following:-

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  • Mark Dickson
  • World Championships Downhill Manager
  • glorly@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook messenger
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  • Shay Fitzpatrick
  • CIORC Downhill Coordinator
  • downhill@offroadcyclingireland.ie
  • 2019 Irish Downhill MTB Series (iDMS) Dates and Venues [As at Sunday 11th November 2018]

  • There will be 4 Rounds in 2019 and possibly a 5th Round – ALL to count towards the 2019 IDMS Overall Championship.
  • Points will be awarded for the Seeding and Race runs using the standard BDS system.
  • The Dates for the 2019 IDMS are:

    EVENT DATE VENUE CLUB STATUS
    Round 1 13/14 April Carrick, Co Wicklow Gravity BC
    Round 2 25/26 May Bree Hill Bree MTB
    Round 3 29/30 June Bike Park Ireland, Co Tipperary Bike Park Ireland
    Round 4 17/18 August Mount Leinster, Co Carlow/Wexford ML Syndicate
    Round 5 21/22 September Killarney Killarney Cycling Club
    Nat. Champs 20/21 July Rostrevor, Co. Down Rostrevor MTB

    Standard Race Fees and Age-Group Cateories for 2019

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  • The following Standard Race Fees will apply in 2019 at the discretion of the event hosting club
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  • Except for the Hardtail category, Riders may ride in only 1 category within an event
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  • For the purposes of the iDMS league, riders who switch from one category to another during the season (eg Enduro to Senior) will appear under those separate categories - results will not be amalgamated
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  • RIDERS MUST BE 12 YEARS OR OVER TO COMPETE IN ANY DH EVENTS
  • Hardtail - €50 (all Age-Groups and Genders)
  • Enduro - €65 (all Age-Groups and Genders)
  • Juvenile, Under 14s Years old - €35 (Males born in 2005 or later)
  • Youth, Under 16s Years Old - €65 (Males born in 2003 or 2004)
  • Junior, Under 18 Years Old - €65 (Males born in 2001 or 2002)
  • Women, Open Aged Category - €50
  • NOTE: Males aged 30 and older can continue to ride as Elites or Seniors or Sport if they wish. However, whenever they switch to a Masters category they cannot switch back within the same season
  • Elite, 18+ Years Old - €65 (Males born before 2002)
  • Senior, 18+ Years Old - €65 (Males born before 2002)
  • Master30, 30-39 Years Old - €65 (Males born before 1990)
  • Master40(Vet), 40-49 Years Old - €65 (Males born before 1980)
  • Master50(SuperVet), 50+ - €65 (Males born before 1970)
  • Sport, 18+ Years Old, New or Returning From Injury - €65 (Males born before 2002)
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  • One Day License - €20
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  • PLEASE NOTE : At the hosting club's discretion the above Fees are valid only for On-Line Registrations. This allows the hosting club to ensure that sufficient uplift, toilet and other facilities are put in place to cater for the registered entries.
  • Entries after On-Line Registrations close, including on the day will be allowed however a surcharge of €25 may be required. It is therefore in everyone's interest to ensure that they register as early as possible.
  • Car Parking/Camping

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  • Depending on the availability of adequate parking/camping spaces, some venues may request the payment of a small fee to off-set the cost of rubbish skips and toilet facilities.
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  • €5 may be charged per vehicle for those parking for the day - this single charge will cover both the Saturday and Sunday.
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  • €10 may be charged per vehicle for those parking/camping overnight - this charge is NOT in addition to the day charge.
  • ENDURO Category

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  • This category is continued for 2019 and is intended to bring new riders into DH racing who wish to ride these events without having to ride full-suspension DH bikes.
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  • It is a separate category and is not age- or gender-related since it is unclear at this stage what new entrants this will attract. Riders will use the same track as the DH riders, though, as is normal at DH events, ‘alternative’ lines will be provided where necessary and will be available for all categories. Naturally, these 'alternative lines' will always be slightly slower than the standard route. The same safety rules apply to ALL categories in respect of protective wear. Follow the 'Rules' link at the top of the page for further details.
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  • Riders entering this category cannot also ride in any other category.
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  • In the spirit of this new experimental Enduro category, only Enduro-style bikes will be permitted.
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  • Results for this category will be based on the combined time of the Seeding and Race runs.
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  • Riders who fail to complete the Seeding or Race run will not be included in the final category results.
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  • Unlike normal Enduro events, riders in this category are permitted to use the uplift service.
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  • Attention is drawn to the Cycling Ireland Technical Rules which state that "any bicycle used in competition must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound, have efficient brakes on all wheels and all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the rider and others. As part of the latter, bar plugs are compulsory"
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  • This Enduro category will be kept under review depending on the success or otherwise of its introduction
  • Hardtail Category

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  • This category is continued for 2019 and is intended as a trial to bring new riders into DH racing.
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  • It is a separate category and is not age- or gender-related since it is unclear at this stage what new entrants this will attract. Riders will use the same track as the DH riders, though, as is normal at DH events, ‘alternative’ lines will be provided where necessary and will be available for all categories. Naturally, these 'alternative lines' will always be slightly slower than the standard route. The same safety rules apply to ALL categories in respect of protective wear. Follow the 'Rules' link at the top of the page for further details.
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  • Attention is drawn to the Cycling Ireland Technical Rules which state that "any bicycle used in competition must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound, have efficient brakes on all wheels and all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the rider and others. As part of the latter, bar plugs are compulsory"
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  • This hardtail category will be kept under review depending on the success or otherwise of its introduction
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