Round 2 Rider Information

Apr 24, 2019 | 2019 Series, News, Round 1

Hopefully, you are all looking forward to the second round of the Mondraker Grassroots enduro series powered by Biking DIrty at Sam Maguire’s Bike trails in Dunmanway, Co. Cork. Below is all the information you, as a competitor, will need to have a great day on April the 28th. 

Directions

The Eircode for the venue is P47DX34
And this is a link to Google maps:
https://goo.gl/maps/fC78HFX2aJrGXBmq5

The venue will be signposted from Dunmanway town on Sunday to help you get there.
Just to be aware, the Cork Fleadh Ceol is on in Dunmanway over the race weekend so the town will be busy and the craic will be good on Saturday night if you are staying over.

Race Terms & Rules

Safety

You are considered a travelling marshal, so please do your best to assist an injured competitor on the course.

Event Schedule
  • Sunday 28th of April
  • Registration 08.30 – 11.30
  • Stages open from 10.00 – 15.00
  • The race finishes at 15.00. All timing tags must be returned to Race HQ by then.
  • Awards Ceremony 15.30
Racing and Results
  • There are 3 timed stages, competitors are not timed on transition sections.
  • Each stage is approximately 80% downhill, 20% flat or uphill.
  • Warning: there are some very steep descents but you will be able to roll everything, there are no big drops or jumps.
  • Stages are open from 10 am to 3 pm and can be ridden as many times as you want.
  • Competitors are set off at 30-second intervals. If there is no major queue you can take as much time as needed.
  • The event loop is about 8km climbing 330m so you should get multiple runs of each track in.
  • You will receive printed provisional results as soon as return to the race village after completing the course. Full results will be available on this website and on the Grassroots Enduro series Facebook page soon after the event.
Registration and Timing
  • You cannot ride the course without a number plate.
  • You only have to register once. If you have registered on Saturday morning you don’t need to register on Sunday morning.
  • Please present your cycling licence at registration. If you don’t have a physical copy of your license, take a screenshot of both the front AND THE BACK beforehand. Mobile reception at race HQ may be poor so you may not get access to it online. Again we need to see BOTH the FRONT and the BACK. If you require a one day license, please bring the correct cash amount.
  • You will receive a bag with your race number, cable ties and timing chip. Do not cut or alter your race number.
  • Your timing chip should be worn on your left wrist. You must clock in and out of each stage by HOLDING your timing chip against the reader for 3 SECONDS. The centre of the reader is the most sensitive part and this is the area to aim for. 
  • You have been successful when you hear a beep and see a flashing light.
  • This is your responsibility to get right. The event organisers accept no responsibility with respect to incorrectly swiped timing chips. If you think you have missed swiped, swipe again. The system recognises your first swipe, so you won’t be at any disadvantage.
  • The timing system is accurate to the nearest second. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the fastest final stage shall be the fastest.
Bike Scrutiny
  • In the interest of safety, bikes must be in perfect working order and will be checked on Saturday and Sunday before depart. Bikes that do not meet the minimum standard will not be allowed on course. This will be enforced by the Race Commissaire.
  • All bikes must have bar plugs.
  • Brakes- firm lever and good pad condition.
  • Wheels- true with no loose spokes or holes in tires.
  • Headset tight and suspension in good working order.
Mandatory Kit List
  • You must wear a helmet (open XC type OR full face DH type) at all times, including transition sections. Gloves, knee and elbow protection are recommended but not compulsory.
  • You are considered a travelling marshal, so please do your best to assist an injured competitor.
  • You must bring all the mandatory equipment with you throughout the race. Pre-race, during and post races checks will be undertaken. Time penalties will be imposed for missing mandatory kit so please ensure you comply in the interest of safety and fairness.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters) and survival bag or foil blanket.
  • Energy food and drink.
  • Wind/ Waterproof Top (weather permitting ).
  • Bike repair kit (tube, pump or CO2 canisters, Allen keys, chain tool).
  • It is advised that you use a small rucksack or suitable bag to carry above items. You may also secure items to your bike.
Lunch, Food and Drinks
  • Please respect the environment and other mountain users and do not litter. There will be bins provided at the top and bottom of each stage.
  • There will be water, bananas and other snacks available halfway up the main climb. This is included in your entry fee. 
  • The Germans, Kurt and Ulla will be providing food at the race village so yer sorted.
  • There will be toilets provided in the race village.
Rider Etiquette
  • Slower riders must give way to faster riders coming behind them. A polite shout by the approaching rider and the slower rider must pull in and leave a clear line for the faster rider to pass.
  • If you have a mechanical failure during a stage, please carry out the repair off track.
  • All roads and trails are open. The public has been informed with notices but bear it in mind that you may meet other forest users on transition stages. We are sharing the mountain so please be polite and respect their day out.
General
  • There is no practice.
  • The will be a Collection at the entrance to raise money for the Sam Maguire’s Memorial Committee who let us use the area there for Parking for the event.
  • There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed riders in each category. Prizes have kindly been supplied by Biking Dirty.
  • Prize giving will take place at 15.30pm in the race village.
  • We will be contacting you with a brief survey to see if there are any improvements that can be made to the event.
  • If the sun is shining and you decide to leave your jacket with a marshal it will be available for collection in the race village after the event.
  • By entering the event you agree to abide by the rules of the event. This document is not a copy of the rules. See full rules on here.

 

Finally, we would like to thank all the people who have helped develop the trails at Sam Maguire’s as without them this event simply wouldn’t be possible.

Local Accommodation:

Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway: http://www.parkwayhotel.ie/
Tel: 028 8845236

Galvin’s on the Green B&B Dunmanway: http://galvinsonthegreen.ie/
Mary Galvin – 087 279 5017

Freya Sherlock – Mallabracka, Dunmanway Studio/Cottage – Guest suite, sleeps 2.
https://abnb.me/S8QwW0Z25T

Waterfall House – local to Mallabracka: https://www.waterfallhouseireland.com/
Tel: 023 88 45285

Lake House B&B
https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Hotel_Review-g551488-d1818871-Reviews-The_Lake_House_B_B-Dunmanway_County_Cork.html#apg=65f50391c50f47e09c40a6561b4ffa74&ss=F1263A94E53CA37ABB3A654850121075
Tel: 0861702426

Connolly’s Drinagh:
https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/14016886?location=Drinagh%2C%20County%20Cork%2C%20Ireland&adults=1&guests=1&s=25G_UDz0
Eammon: 0877592735