Proper ‘ard at 30km with around 2000 metres of combined climbing and descending. 3 of the Ard Rock special stages, also open to 15-17 year olds.

Event Description

The Sprint takes place on the Saturday afternoon with the opportunity to practice the loop on Friday. It follows the first 3 stages of the full Ard Rock Enduro, then diverts to a new special route on the way back to camp. The loop is around 30km with 2000m metres of climbing and descending, so it’s a proper ‘ard challenge, just a bit shorter than the main event. Don’t forget this is Ard Rock territory, so it will take a lot longer and be a lot harder than normal trail riding. The Sprint is also open to 15-17 year old riders.

The entire route will be purpose marked for the event and offers a ‘once only’ opportunity to hit up some unique natural rocky zones. Be warned, the Ard Rock stages contain a mixture of flat out fast gullies, off road tracks, steep rocky chutes and technical single tracks that demand a high level of skill and fitness…

Event Format

When entering, you’ll be asked for a group code and some other questions so we can group you with your mates or team. Start times and final information will be allocated three weeks before the event. Transitions are flexible so you can ride with your mates and you can expect to be out on the course anywhere from 4 hours plus, covering around 2000 metres of combined climbing and descending. The presentation will take place on Saturday evening, and you can camp over until Monday morning.

Entry includes:

  • 3 day Festival entry
  • Fully marked route on private land
  • Expo entry
  • Number board
  • Course map
  • Event programme
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Water station
  • Event photography
  • Mechanical support
  • SRAM and Shimano Factory support
  • Emergency support
  • Safety Marshals
  • On site catering and beer tent
  • Live music
  • Camping space* and parking
    *Camping is £5 per person per night payable on entry