Entries for the award winning Santa Cruz ‘‘Ard Rock Enduro entries go live 00:01 12 December!
On 8th-9th August 2015 mountain bikers from all corners of the country will descend upon the picturesque village of Reeth, North Yorkshire for the ‘Ard Rock mountain bike weekend.
Riders of the headline event will tackle 5 timed downhill stages within a 40km loop of Yorkshire’s finest mountain biking and scenery. With over 1000 meters of climbing and descending they will encounter unique, rocky terrain that’s only rideable in the event. Taking place on Saturday 8th, the ‘Ard Rock All Mountain Challenge and Enduro Sport class will give riders of all abilities and disciplines a chance to join in the fun.
The festival style weekend will have live entertainment, BBQ’s and beer tents, and it boasts factory support from some of the mountain bike industries leading brands; Santa Cruz, Mavic, SRAM and Sweet Protection. Don your kit, grab yer bike, and get thissen ready to experience Yorkshire at its ‘Ardest.
‘Ard Rock Enduro (40km lap, 5 timed stages) – Sunday 9 August 2015
The ‘Ard Rock Enduro will take place on Sunday with the opportunity to practice stages on Saturday. 5 rally-style special segments will be incorporated into an amazing 40km (in country miles!) loop of the Scott Trial motor cycle territory around Reeth. Start times will be allocated before the event, but transitions are flexible and you can ride with your mates. You can expect to be out on the course about 4-5 hours covering around 1000 metres of climbing and descending. A cut off time of 5 hours 15 minutes will be enforced for safety and timing reasons. The ‘Ard Rock stages contain a mixture of flat out fast gullies and off road tracks, steep rocky chutes and technical single tracks that demand a good level of skill and fitness.
‘Ard Rock Enduro Sport (35km, 3 timed stages) – Saturday 8 August 2015
Taking place on Saturday, the Sport class is a touch shorter and slightly less brutal version of the ‘Ard Rock Enduro. It will follow much of the same route but miss two of the most technical stages. The competition format is super relaxed and friendly, which means you can ride the whole course with your mates or partner, choosing as and when you tackle the timed stages at your leisure. You should expect to be out on the hill for several hours – 35km up Dale is no easy feat!
‘Ard Rock All-Mountain Challenge (35km single timed lap) – Saturday 8 August 2015
The ‘Ard Rock All-Mountain Challenge is a single timed lap that will follow the same 35km route as the Sport class on Saturday. Starting within a 30 minute window you can ride with your mates or go for gold against the rock strewn terrain and legendary Fremington Edge climb. You can expect rocky single track, swoopy grass gullies and flat out descending.
More information at www.ardrockenduro.co.uk