PRESS RELEASE: 'Ard Rock Enduro
The 2019 Ard Rock Enduro Festival will take place from 2-4 August 2019 and entries go live on Wednesday at 0630am.
Ard Rock takes place in the stunning Swaledale area of the Yorkshire Dales National park which is known for its steep and rocky terrain. It’s legendary for its totally natural Alpine style trails that are marked out especially for the event and huge outdoor bike show and festival.
There’s four Enduro events to choose from, for first time Ard Rock entrants to pro riders, and the Marathon category which will take riders on an epic 40 ‘country mile’ tour of some of the best trails in the area. Here's Ard Rock 2018 champ Steve Peat on stage seven.
Ard Rock’s all about getting out with your mates, making some new ones along the way and being a part of a genuine celebration of all things mountain biking.
The full seven-stage race descends nearly 2000m and takes in some serious hills.
The Ard Rock Festival is based near the beautiful village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it’s supported by some of the world’s biggest mountain bike brands including title sponsors Santa Cruz Bicycles, Maxxis Tyres and CamelBak.
It hosts over 15,000 visitors and 4000 riders and includes an exhibition with a full line up of industry leading bike brands, live music, full camping facilities, factory support, demo bikes for adults and kids, the Maxxis pump track championships, food stands and a fully licensed bar.
Live music from the UK Foo Fighters was a highlight of 2018.
The Ard Rock Enduro takes place on 100% natural, rock-strewn and rough terrain and private tracks. There’s zero trail centre surfaces or man-made berms in Ard Rock, just ancient trails and paths with flowing, steep and technical riding under your wheels. The entire route is purpose marked for the event and offers a ‘once only’ opportunity to hit up some unique natural rocky zones.
Ard Rock Enduro stages contain a mixture of flat out fast gullies, off-road tracks, steep rocky chutes and technical single tracks that demand a good level of skill and fitnes
Tickets are known for been snapped up as soon as they go online, so make sure you're ready if you fancy your chances at next years race. For more info head over to www.ardrockenduro.co.uk
Photos: Mick Kirkman and Tristan Tinn.