‘Ard Rock Enduro 2013

In association with Santa Cruz Bicycles, we’re pretty chuffed to bring Enduro to Yorkshire, and keep it on natural trails. Check out the video and press release below, then head over to www.ardrockenduro.co.uk and get yourself entered.

The UK’s premier natural Enduro and All Mountain Sportive.
June 29th & 30th 2013, Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

Ard Rock Enduro Promo from Michael Kirkman on Vimeo.

This June in stunning Swaledale, North Yorkshire a brand new Enduro and All-Mountain event is putting the mountain back into mountain bike racing. ‘Ard Rock Enduro will offer exclusive, specially selected timed stages in 100% natural and rough, rock-strewn terrain. The rally-style special segments will be incorporated into an amazing 40km+ (in country miles!) loop of the Scott Trial motor cycle territory around Reeth.

Entrants also get the chance to tackle the whole course against the clock in a one hot lap ‘sportive’ format for a reduced £20 entry fee. This scenic area boasts not only Lake District style descending and 500m hills, but we’re using the legacy of the industrial scarring of lead mining in the ‘Dale to throw in some scree and loose rock riding that’s hard to find anywhere else in the UK. There’s zero trail centre kitty litter or man made berms in ‘Ard Rock, just ancient trails and paths with loose, steep and technical riding under your wheels in places. The entire route will be purpose marked for our event and offers a ‘once only’ opportunity to hit up some quirky, natural rocky zones in the area.

No Kitty Litter here....

‘Ard Rock Enduro’s event village will be based at the beautiful Dales Mountain Bike Centre, with its on site cafe and bike shop. Superb, level camping facilities and parking for 300 hundred competitors is right next door by the River Swale in Fremington. ‘Ard Rock Enduro is aimed squarely at offering maximum good times and therefore open to all riders, ages and abilities. The clearly marked course is fully rideable by all, although the terrain will offer a challenging mixture of flat out fast gulleys and off road tracks, steep rocky chutes and technical moorland singletrack that demands skill, technical ability and superb fitness to race at speed against the clock.

Base camp

Whether you want to go flat out for glory or enjoy an amazing chilled weekend riding with your mates in mid summer, for all riders it’s a chance to ride amazing exclusive trails in great company and enjoy the atmosphere of the Yorkshire Dales.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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