The 2010 Irish National Downhill Championships take place in the picturesque and spectacular venue of Kilbroney Forest, Rostrevor, Co. Down on the weekend of August 14/15th.
Widely regarded as the best and most challenging DH course in Ireland the track offers a mix of outright pedal power and savage technical sections to test the best. The track to be used is the similar to the tracked known locally as the ‘Champs track’ following it being used for the 2007 National DH Champs.
The event will be run in accordance with UCI National Championship Standard. One seeding run will take place on Saturday afternoon followed by one race run on Sunday morning.
Hosted by the Chain Reaction Club in association with Monster and with timing by NACC the event organisation standard will as usual be high. The focal point of the Irish season is always massively supported by the strong local DH and XC community and Chain Reaction Cycling Club are offering FREE entry to any riders who have taken part in 4 of the 2010 Irish XC NPS events.
The Club have secured sponsorship from Monster as well as a massive prize fund of goodies to the value of £10,000 and struck a great deal with Stena Line for those riders wanting to taste Irish DH racing and the world famous Irish craic and a touch of the black stuff at the nearby villages of Rostrevor and town of Warrenpoint. Camping will be permitted in the finish field and there’s plenty of accommodation options available locally. Only 41 miles from Belfast, 66 miles from Larne and 74 miles from Dublin there are plenty of ferry options as well as airports at both Belfast and Dublin with similar mileage.
Chain Reaction Cycles will also be fundraising during registration and at the event and riders have an opportunity to win Signed Jerseys from current World Champion Steve Peat as well as Josh Bryceland, Nico Voullioz, The Atherton’s, Scott Beaumont, Rizla/Suzuki World Super Bike Team, CRC Intense team and a signed print by legend John Tomac.
Other goodies due to be raffled include Mavic Deemax Ultimate Wheelset, Shimano Saint Groupset, Identiti Krisis SL Frame, DMR Exalt Frame, Marzocchi 4X RC3 Forks + Much Much More in aid of Galway Visually Impaired Social Club & Camphill Community, Glencraig
All riders who enter will also receive a FREE T-shirt complimentary of ChainReactionCycles.com and Monster Energy plus a goody bag full of essentials for the weekend.
Prizes for the winners include:
DT Swiss Wheelsets
Troy Lee Helmets & Race Kit
661 Helmets & Protection
Formula The One Brakes
Go Pro Helmet Cam
Nuke Proof Kit
Five Ten Footwear
Entry for the event will be Pre-Registration PRE PAYMENT ONLY by clicking on this link. http://fs17.formsite.com/offroadeventsreg/DHNationals2010/index.html Registration will close on Friday 6th August with strictly no entry allowed after this date.
Riders who have entered but wish to cancel their entry can claim a refund (minus paypal charges) up to 5pm Friday 6th August by contacting Tina@irishDH.com
Entry fees and age to category guidelines
Elite/Senior/Ladies/Masters/Vets/Super Vets/Sport – €30 or £25
Elite/Senior/Sports (aged 18+) Masters (30+ in current year) Vets (40+) Super Vets (50+)
Junior/U16/U14 – €25 or £20
Junior (born in 1992/1993) U16 (born in 1994/1995) U14 (born in 1996/1997)
(exchange rates may vary)
2010 One-day Licence Fees
Non-Cycling Ireland Members
Senior and veteran €20.00/£18.00
Youth (born after 31st December 1993) €5.00/£4.00
*Day race licence for those with non-racing licence – €10/£9.00
PLEASE note you must have a full license to be eligable for the title of National Champion. This title will be awarded to – Elite, Junior, Women, Master, Veteran
Any Irish rider who has completed 4 or more XC NPS events in 2010 will be entitled to FREE entry to the DH Nationals. Riders interested in taking up this offers should email Tina@IrishDH.com by Friday 6th August.
All under14 riders who are not aged 12 by the date or the event will not be allowed to compete at the event as per Cycling Ireland rules. Any Under14 rider who enters will be expected to show their birth certificate prior to or at the event. Refunds will not be offered to riders who enter the race illegally.
See www.irishdh.com for more