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EARLY NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE 2018 UCI MTB DH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Posted 8th March 2018
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  • The document in the link below provides information on the selection process and timetable that will be used to select riders from the Junior and Elite categories to take part in the above event.
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  • Junior and Elite riders, both Male and Female, are encouraged to download the document and use the details within it to plan their 2018 racing season
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  • Queries about this document should be emailed to downhill@irishdownhillseries.com
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  • Selection Criteria Document

    New ENDURO Category

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  • This category is new for 2018 and is intended as an experiment 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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  • With the exception of participation in the Hardtail category, riders who have previously ridden more than 1 Round of iDMS 2017, or the 2017 DH National Champs. are not eligible to take part in this new 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
  • 2018 Irish Downhill MTB Series (iDMS) Dates and Venues [As at Monday 5th March 2018]

  • There will be 4 Rounds in 2018 – ALL to count towards the IDMS Overall Championship.
  • Points will be awarded for the Seeding and Race runs using the standard BDS system.
  • The Dates for the 2018 IDMS are:

    EVENT DATE VENUE CLUB
    Round 1 10/11 March Bree, Co. Wexford Bree MTB POSTPONED to ROUND 3
    Round 2 14/15 April Mt. Hillary, Co. Cork 021Racing Cancelled for Rider Safety
    Round 3 05/06 May Bree, Co. Wexford Bree MTB OnLine Registration CLOSED
    Round 4 09/10 June Tralee, Co. Kerry Tralee Bay MTB Cancelled due to venue access
    Round 5 18/19 August TBC, Co. Down TBC
    Round 6 22/23 September Bike Park Ireland, Co. Tipperary Chain Reaction Cycling Club
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    Nat. Champs 21/22 July Bike Park Ireland, Co. Tipperary Chain Reaction Cycling Club

    Hardtail Category

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  • This category is new for 2017 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
  • Standard Race Fees and Age-Group Cateories for 2018

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  • The following Standard Race Fees will apply in 2018 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 2004 or later)
  • Youth, Under 16s Years Old - €65 (Males born in 2002 or 2003)
  • Junior, Under 18 Years Old - €65 (Males born in 2000 or 2001)
  • 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 2001)
  • Senior, 18+ Years Old - €65 (Males born before 2001)
  • Master30, 30-39 Years Old - €65 (Males born before 1989)
  • Master40(Vet), 40-49 Years Old - €65 (Males born before 1979)
  • Master50(SuperVet), 50+ - €65 (Males born before 1969)
  • Sport, 18+ Years Old, New or Returning From Injury - €65 (Males born before 2001)
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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.
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