Photo Report & Highlights: Ard Moors Enduro 2019

Sep 16, 2019
by Max Rendall  

Photo Report & Highlights
ARD MOORS ENDURO

Photography by Michael Kirkman // Words provided by Max Rendall


Ard Moors Enduro by the Ard Rock team closed out the season on a massive high. Riders were treated to six race stages, live music and good times on the North York Moors. EVOC supported the build crew and a brand new stage which must have took some serious spade work. Mother nature was looking out for us this year, beautiful sunny skies and dry trails for the majority of the weekend.


Ard Moors delivers a balanced mix of natural and man-made terrain, which are exclusive to this event and are open for this weekend only.

Epic ridge line before dropping into some bikepark-style berms.

Intense cycles Morgan Tyrell charging hard on stage 1



Saturday afternoon's impromptu "jump jam" was packed with wild moments, big smiles and questionable shapes...


Pints on tap, live music & film night to round out the evening.

People make races.

Sunny skies keeps the staff stoked too.

Ian Austermuhle of Hope Factory Racing. Attack mode: ON

Stages were so good riders were lapping them until golden hour.

Big climbs with good mates

HQ near the top of the mountain with the best facilities.

Heros of the day, fastest male overall: Harvey Clacherty & fastest female: Helen Gaskell

Full results here.

Regions in Article
North Yorkshire


23 Comments

  • 20 0
 Where do I get one of those blowup Red Bull finish lines? I want one for my front door.
  • 6 0
 For that Rampage feeling?
  • 4 0
 To the person who left their chain at the finish on stage 4....cheers! Snapped my mech and canibalised my chain in the rear wheel just before the finish, found a perfect replacement to bodge it into singlespeed at the finish line in amongst the loam. On a side note, awesome event that keeps getting better every year!
  • 2 0
 Hahaha I can remember seeing you as I finished and you being over the moon being able to fit this ????, glad you managed to finish
  • 1 0
 @iaiaiano: Haha class! I had resigned myself to calling it a day and walking back to the finish, never been so happy to find someone else's cast offs.
  • 2 0
 It was a cracking weekend despite my Flu and being totally deaf in my right ear. Thanks again to my mate Dan the marshal who was on duty starting stage 3 and helped me put up my tent when I arrived on the Friday night. The marshals are super folks! Guisborough is not far from here and you can link some of the trails over to there. It’s awesome. The flat grass turns on 4 got super greasy in the rain and there was some proper banter as riders were encouraged to “go faster! Your catching him” followed by the inevitable two wheels whipping out from underneath them. It’s like going to a buffet for trails. Rocks roots drops jumps berms flat turns gaps. Tasty.
  • 1 0
 Stage 2 tight left make sure you were in the right gear.
  • 1 0
 Brilliant! Took me a second to check the reference! Was In slightly better gear choice by 4! @fatduke:
  • 2 0
 I moved back up north two weeks ago and would have loved to have known about this. It oooks like a right good do.

Is it an annual thing that sells out in the opening day like the ard rock?
  • 1 0
 Yes it's pretty much a smaller Ard Rock but sells out just as quick.
  • 3 0
 This looks like SUCH a blast. Well done to all who took part, and kudos to the organizers!
  • 3 0
 I think we here in the UK have the whole Bike Race/Festival combo nailed!

Looks like a great event!
  • 3 0
 Brilliant event, can't wait for next year!
  • 1 0
 Are the trails rideable post-race?
  • 1 0
 No
  • 1 0
 @Linkpin: classic
  • 5 0
 Its funny, spent years riding the old DH track built for the NAMBS at Carlton Bank and now we are all banned from ever riding it!
  • 1 0
 @commentsectiontroll:

I know for a fact people still ride there and the ardmoor trails as well
  • 1 0
 @commentsectiontroll: it's funny how 3 years ago the old Carlton bank DH track was basically unrideable and totally overgrown. as was the old NPS track which has been top to bottom rebuilt as has the now stage 6 (NAMBS). both tracks where originally built with strictly competition only access at the risk of the events being cancelled.
all the stages are on private land and several run through shoot drives.
don't be the prat that destroys all the organisers and trail builders hard work
  • 1 0
 @rifrafi: You seem to presume I have been up riding them, which I havent. I have a long and sentimental attachment to Carlton DH, having rode it when Ian Cation was first cutting it in through the heather back in like 1998, testing the original bomb hole near the bottom. Basically grew up riding there as a kid and can remember the Weds night duel slalom sessions that went down on the field next to the Cleveland Way. Am happy to see it is still relevant to UK MTB. Should probably race one but I am too busy trolling
  • 1 0
 You can ride some of them because they are bridleways, just not the stuff on private land
  • 1 0
 @calcrossland26:
non of the stages are on bridleways. they cross some bridleways but never actually use them.
  • 1 0
 Awesome event as always!

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