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About IDMS

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Use this link if you are entering as a non-Championship competitor at the 2017 Irish DH National Championships on 22/23 July

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Latest News & Info

Registration for 2017 National Championships is now open (Posted 16th June 2017)

  • Important Information concerning the Registration Process for 2017 National DH Champs

  • In accordance with Cycling Ireland Regulations the following rules will apply to the registration process for the 2017 National DH Championships weekend in Kilbroney Forest, Rostrevor on 22-23 July.

    1. Only holders of Cycling Ireland competition licences with UCI code commencing IRL, or Irish riders (North and South) who hold a license with another UCI Federation such as British Cycling are eligible for the National Championships awards.

    2. One Day Licenses (ODL) will not be available for championship competitors but will be available for riders wishing to take part in the event as non-championship competitors.

    3. The event will include the following list of categories:
    Hardtail Non-championship only
    U14 Male Juvenile Championship and non-Championship available
    U16 Male Youth Championship and non-Championship available
    Senior Women Championship and non-Championship available
    Junior Women (U18) Championship and non-Championship available
    Masters 50 Championship and non-Championship available
    Masters 40 Championship and non-Championship available
    Masters 30 Championship and non-Championship available
    Junior Men (U18) Championship and non-Championship available
    Senior Men Championship and non-Championship available (this includes riders who normally compete as Sports, Seniors or Elites)

    4. Registration for those wishing to compete in the championship categories must use the the Cycling Ireland web site at
  • 2017 DH Champs Registration

  • 5. Riders wishing to take part as non-Championship competitors, even those holding Cycling Ireland licenses can register using the ENTER HERE link above

  • 6. On-line registration is now open and will close at midnight on Sunday 16th July. Please note that riders wishing to take part in the event must use the appropriate on-line registration system – there will be no entries allowed after the closing date.

    7. Standard Race Fees will apply

    8. Championship medals will be awarded provided sufficient eligible competitors have taken part in each category as described below.
    6 or more riders in the category: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
    Less than 6 riders in the category: 1st and 2nd place only
    Less than 4 riders in the category: 1st place only

    2017 Irish Downhill MTB Series (IDMS) Dates and Venues

    There will be 4 Rounds in 2017 – all 4 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 2017 IDMS are:
    Round 1. 15/16 April Bree, Co. Wexford Bree MTB ( Note that different tracks
    Round 2. 12/13 Aug Bree, Co. Wexford Bree MTB ( will be used for each round
    Round 3. 2/3 Sep Co. Cork (venue tbc) Rebel MTB
    Round 4. 30 Sep/1 Oct Co. Wicklow (venue tbc) Pro Line MTB

    Nat. Champs 22/23 Jul Rostrevor, Co. Down Rostrevor MTB

    New HARDTAIL Category

    This category is new for 2017 and is intended as a trial to bring new riders into DH racing.

    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.

    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"

    This hardtail category will be kept under review depending on the success or otherwise of its introduction

    Standard Race Fees

    The following Standard Race Fees will apply in 2017 at the discretion of the event hosting club

    • Hardtail - €50
    • Juvenile, 13 + 14 Years old - €35
    • Youth, 15 + 16 Years Old - €65
    • Junior, Under 18 Years Old - €65
    • Women, Open Aged Category - €50
    • Elite, 18+ Years Old - €65
    • Senior, 18-29 Years Old - €65
    • Master30, 30-39 Years Old - €65
    • Master40(Vet), 40-49 Years Old - €65
    • Master50(SuperVet), 50+ - €65
    • Sport, 18+ Years Old, New or Returning From Injury - €65
    • One Day License - €20
    • PLEASE NOTE : At the hosting club's discretion the above Fees are valid up to 1 week prior to the event. 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 that point, 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

    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.

    €5 may be charged per vehicle for those parking for the day - this single charge will cover both the Saturday and Sunday.

  • €10 may be charged per vehicle for those parking/camping overnight - this charge is NOT in addition to the day charge.