Ard Moors Trail Crew Get Their Build On With Chris Akrigg

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Ard Moors Enduro Preview with Chris Akrigg

Trials legend Chris Akrigg joins the Ard Moors crew for a day!

Posted by Ard Rock on Thursday, September 5, 2019

With Ard Moors just over a week away, the Build Crew have been hard at it shaping and crafting some of the finest trails in Yorkshire and possibly the world.

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Trials legend and EVOC athlete Chris Akrigg will be taking part this year and joined the team for the day to get stuck in on the tools and see for himself the effort that goes into creating the trails for Ard Moors Enduro. He also demonstrated some alternative line choices the stages could follow, although you’ll have to wait until race day to see if you need to hop over any boulders. 

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This years event is sure to be a classic with everything from big mountain natural tracks to flow trails that will test the skills of the riders, but leave them stoked after a hard days racing.

Follow @ardrockenduro to see the latest action and @chrisakrigg to see how he gets on at Ard Moors this year

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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