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  • Dawn Raid! Ard Rock Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!
  • stwhannah
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    Ard Rock tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning at the rather anti-social time of 6.30am. This is your warning to set your alarm if you’re hoping to …

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    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    30km with around 2000 metres of combined climbing and descending.

    Can you confirm what you mean by this?

    Is it just ugly/ overcomplicated phrasing or is it really 1000m up and 1000m down?

    SirHC
    Full Member

    Full loop last year was 25 miles and 5200ft climbing.

    weeksy
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    As much as i love the idea…£95 for a ride… That’s a bit strong for me… That’s putting it to £200 for me and the boy without any parking, camping, transport… jeepers.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @thegeneralist I’ve had it confirmed: 1000 up, 1000 down

    v7fmp
    Full Member

    Me and two buddies will be doing a three prong attach to try and secure tickets!


    @weeksy
    – its much more than just that. Festival atmosphere, crowds, music, food, drink, entertainment, demo rides, loads of things to touch, buy, see.

    I would almost go as far as saying its the Glastonbury of the MTB world.

    But i guess if thats not what someone is into, £95 for a day on the bike is about double what Southern Enduro charge to ride at Millan or QE.

    weeksy
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    its much more than just that. Festival atmosphere, crowds, music, food, drink, entertainment, demo rides, loads of things to touch, buy, see

    Ah right, i understand… yeah that’s not really for me. But i can now appreciate why it’s more. We had the same discussion with the Malvern Classic thing, which again if you just want to race, was crazy money… but as an event, is usually seen as good value.

    But music, camping, stuff like that, just not really my scene.

    JohnnyPanic
    Full Member

    Epic course

    A mountain bike challenge event on the Ard Rock Enduro course taking in all the timed downhill stages

    Does this mean it’s identical to the Enduro course, but on the Friday and with no time to practice?

    droplinked
    Full Member

    Epic, Enduro, and sport are all the same course. All stages are timed, and you get an overall time for all of them too. They’re just slightly different flavours of the same thing.

    -Epic (Friday) – Stage times, and overall times. No practice. Supposed to be a ‘MTB marathon’
    -Enduro (Saturday) – Stage times only, and you get a few practice stages on Friday. Supposed to be the ‘proper enduro race’.
    -Sport (Sunday) – Stage times only. No practice. Supposed to be an enduro race for punters.

    You get a mix of abilities and ambitions in all of them.

    andybrad
    Full Member

    i wonder what the 2 tier camping pricing will be?

    mashr
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    weeksy
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    As much as i love the idea…£95 for a ride… That’s a bit strong for me… That’s putting it to £200 for me and the boy without any parking, camping, transport… jeepers.

    Given that the boy has 100% DH bikes, there’s £100 saved there. Agree it is very spendy, but I bet it sells out in minutes as they seem to have the hype going in their favour at the moment

    tops5
    Free Member

    Every year the price goes up but the overall experience diminishes slightly (Entertainment, loos etc). I’m still going though!

    DrP
    Full Member

    hmmm…i’m torn on this..
    it’s a great race and event, but SOOOO far away, and i’m not convinced it’s more fun that a few days away with teh ‘boyz boyz boyz’ on a self planned trip, tbh

    DrP

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Given that the boy has 100% DH bikes

    That’s not exactly true 😃

    But that’s a whole other topic

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    @thegeneralist I’ve had it confirmed: 1000 up, 1000 down

    Ta.
    That is a very weird way of expressing it though. Adding them together…

    Gribs
    Full Member

    Does this mean it’s identical to the Enduro course, but on the Friday and with no time to practice?

    It does but it’s slightly more relaxed and the course is in better condition. I rode it last year and walked up to spectate on stages one and two on the Saturday and they were in far worse condition. With all the rain, videos of Sundays stages looked a mess.

    I’m not sure where they get the climbing data from. I recorded 41km and 1500m of climbing and certainly felt it.

    lapierrelady
    Full Member

    Anyone know how long you have to confirm rider details if you secure tickets? One of our riders is unhelpfully still in the bay of biscay!

    scuttler
    Full Member

    Last year it WASN’T at the time of purchase, but ultimately I wasn’t the buyer so wasn’t responsible for putting our details in. Previous years you did need to submit at the time of purchase.

    Worst case is you could transfer your ticket for free up to five weeks before from Mickey Mouse (in Biscay) to Jonny Briggs (subsequently at home).

    jimmy748
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    IMHO Ard Rock is worth every penny, quality trails you can’t ride any other time, whereas SE are tame trails you can ride any day of the week for free.

    mashr
    Full Member

    That’s not exactly true 😃

    But that’s a whole other topic

    Still doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t need a tow rope to get him round a 50km enduro race 😉

    fooman
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    I’ve bought a ticket on pre-entry, once you’ve purchased you get a ‘download tickets’ link and when you click on that you enter rider details same as last year. I’ve not filled them out yet, in fact last year I didn’t until a few days before rider lists were published. BTW don’t panic if you get through the queuing system and all Enduro tickets have gone, they keep reappearing for half an hour after go live as people fail to pay during checkout.

    jimmy748
    Full Member

    Enduro ticket for Saturday purchased.

    Jordan
    Full Member

    ^^ and me

    richardkennerley
    Full Member

    Straight into the Sport for me. Upgraded myself to “steady away” instead of “just hoping to make it round” on the grounds of experience 🤣

    andybrad
    Full Member

    intro here, see you all there

    Special_ized_Jamie
    Full Member

    Argh I queued from 6:10 and went on at 06:30 and it was already sold out for the Enduro category!

    fooman
    Full Member

    Enduro and Sprint both went pretty quick this year, I think Sprint was available for hours after go live last year so must be more demand. Keep refreshing the page though tickets come back in ones and twos if you are quick.

    TheFlyingOx
    Full Member

    Sport for me and BIL, after doing the very first one back in the day. Something to aim towards fitness-wise for the next few months.

    marsbarman
    Free Member

    Got myself and a mate an Enduro ticket each. I was watching the clock on my phone like a hawk and got it. My mate was about 30s after and didn’t get in.

    pisco
    Full Member

    Got four Sprint tickets, seems like I was lucky!

    TheFlyingOx
    Full Member

    Enduro and Sprint both went pretty quick this year,

    I’m seeing everything except the Saturday Enduro available.

    fathomer
    Full Member

    It’s worth checking back as groups all put tickets on their basket and cancel when another in the group also gets them. If that makes sense!

    Anyway, me and a mate are in for the Saturday Enduro and the Mrs and 2 friends are doing the sprint.

    v7fmp
    Full Member

    got me and two buddies Enduro tickets…. well chuffed!

    beefy
    Full Member

    3 Saturday enduro tickets here. Logged on at 6 and then straight in. Think being on so early helped.

    I love the comment someone said “almost the Glastonbury of mtb”

    Totally agree, it’s awesome. I don’t like paying to ride my bike but I love Ard Rock. Proper party atmosphere all the way round.

    rockhopper70
    Full Member

    Reading this right then, it’s only the sprint that will allow a 17yo?

    fooman
    Full Member

    Reading this right then, it’s only the sprint that will allow a 17yo?

    15-17 can do Sprint only, their age in day of event counts, but it’s sold out now.

    rockhopper70
    Full Member

    Snoozed. Loozed.

    rockhopper70
    Full Member

    Why would the epic be cheaper than the sprint when it has more riding content?

    boltonjon
    Full Member

    Fired up the old Glastonbury Ticket buying machine from back in the day!

    Enduro entries sold out in 5 seconds but i managed to get 5 entriesfor the Sprint – didn’t want to risk losing those and didn’t think about hanging around for the un-sold enduro entries!

    Jordan
    Full Member

    Was the queue system working this year? I got it last year so was up at 5.30 in anticipation and kept trying the link expecting to be put in a queue. Eventually at six it told me I was in a queue at no.22, geat thinks I then a few mins later the page refreshed and told me it was my turn so I clicked the link which just took me to a not on sale yet page. Kept refreshing and at 6.15ish it did the same. So just kept occasionally refreshing the page until I did it again the second my PC said 6.30 and got straight in.

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