Downhill National Series Round One Preview 

Action from the 2022 Downhill National Series (Image: AtomCreates)

The 2023 Downhill National Series (Irish Downhill Mountainbike Series) kicks off this weekend with an exciting opening round.  

The first round, hosted by Gravity Bike Club, brings riders to Carrick Mountain in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow on May 27th and 28th. 

Known for being one of the longer tracks on the calendar with a mix of high speed sections linking up big jumps and technical challenges, Carrick Mountain is sure to prove a great occasion for riders and spectators alike.  

More information on round one is available here. 

More information on the 2023 Downhill National Series is available here. 

Course Preview 


Note: This timetable is provisional and subject to change. Start times for seeding and race runs will be posted at the event. 

Friday 26th 

Early sign on 6pm-8pm 

Saturday 27th 

Sign on 8am-10.30am 

First up-lift 8.45 am   

Lunch (track closed - no uplifts) 1pm-2pm 

Seeding Runs 2pm-4pm 

Sunday 28th 

First up-lift 8.45am 

Lunch (track closed - no uplifts) 1pm-2pm 

Race Runs 2pm-4pm 

Podium presentations 4.30pm

Live Timing

Live timing for seeding runs here.

Live timing for race day runs here. 

Quotes Corner 

Gravity BC said:  

"Gravity BC are delighted to be hosting the first round of the IDMS in Glenealy Co. Wicklow. We're really looking forward to a great weekend of racing with some of the best riders in the country in action. We've been hard at work building a track to keep the riders and spectators entertained."

“We are also raising money for Dublin, Wicklow and Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue. With all parking fees going to this, spectators are encouraged to help a great cause" 

More information from Gravity BC can be found here.