Festival Information

Onsite camping with facilities, industry leading expos and support, ebike demos, pump track, airbag, kids zone, food, beer and live music all weekend long!

THE FESTIVAL

The Ard Rock Enduro Festival is based near the beautiful village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it’s supported by some of the World’s biggest mountain bike brands including title sponsors Santa Cruz Bicycles and Maxxis. Whilst the main focus is on the Ard Rock Enduro competition and challenge events, Ard Rock is also a fun festival that includes an exhibition with a full 150+ of the best bike brands, live music, full camping facilities, demo bikes for adults and kids, a pump track, Air bag, food stands and a fully licensed bar. From Friday to Sunday there’s plenty to do for racers and supporters in the stunning Swaledale valley.

EVENT VILLAGE TIMETABLE

Thursday
1900 – Camping arrivals permitted
2100 – Gates close

Friday
1000 – Festival area open including food, drink, demos, spectating, pump track and skills course
1000 – 1800 Maxxis Pump Track qualification laps
1430 – 1700 Hope Tech Women / Juliana Ride out
1500 – 1800 Live music on the main stage
1800 – 1900 GMBN Live show and stage previews
2145 – Festival area and camping area gates close

Saturday
0700 – Gates open
0900 – Festival area open (breakfast from 7am)
1100 – UCI Downhill World Cup on the Big Screen
1315 – 1430 Live music on the main stage
1600 – Friday Street on the main stage
1745 – KMK Band on the main stage
1800 – GMBN Martin Ashton on the main stage
1800 – 1900 ‘Appy Hour at the Bar
1945 – 2030 Maxxis Pump Track Championships
1900 – Prize Presentation, Charity raffle, Sport and Intro event brief
2030 – Pearl Jam UK on the main stage
2300 – Festival area gates close

Sunday
0700 – Gates open
0900 – Festival area open (breakfast from 7am)
1000 – 1700 Big Air bag
1200 – Kids skills and racing at the pump track
1400 – Live music on the main stage
1630 – Live music on the main stage
1730 – 1800 Presentation
1830 – Festival area closed

THE RACING

The Ard Rock Enduro takes place in the Swaledale area of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. The exclusive routes and one-off trails specially designed for the weekend mean the Ard Rock is a unique adventure that takes in gnarly, rock-strewn terrain only ridable in the event. The five main events at Ard Rock are the Enduro, the Sprint, Marathon, Sport, and Intro. Start times are sent out to all competitors three weeks before the event. Check out the events here.

Race Time table

Friday
1000 – 1430 Practice registration for Sprint and Enduro Riders*
1000 – 1730 Practice for Sprint and Enduro Riders
1845 – Race briefing
*Enduro and Sprint riders must collect number boards from registration before entering the course

Saturday
0715 – 1110 Registration for Enduro riders*
0715 – 0900 Registration for Marathon riders** (at allocated time only)
0745 – 1140 Enduro riders set off (last rider expected back at 1730)
0930 – Marathon Event Starts
1115 – 1300 Registration for Sprint riders*
1145 – 1330 Sprint riders set off (last rider expected back at 1730)
*Register 30 minutes before your start time. Make sure you know your number.

**Only register at your allocated time slot

Sunday
0715 – 1055 Registration for Sport event riders*
0715 – 0820 Registration for Intro riders*
0745 – 1125 Sport riders set off (last rider expected back at 1730)
0745 – 0850 Intro riders set off (last rider expected back at 1430)
*Register 30 minutes before your start time. Make sure you know your number.

BIKE BRANDS AND DEMOS

Over 150 of the world’s leading bike brands support riders at Ard Rock, show their latest products and offer demo rides. The expo area is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and riders can test available bikes and ebikes on the dedicated demo loop which is sponsored by Haibike. Demo bikes are booked through individual stands. You must bring two forms of valid ID such as a passport and a driving license to demo a bike. Check out the full list of brands attending Ard Rock 19 right here

FOOD AND DRINK

Eat in the street food area, grab a bite from the fantastic Dales Bike Centre Cafe or visit a local pub. From Pizza’s, Pasta and porridge to posh Coffee, Vegan and Gluten Free options, don’t worry we’ve got all bases covered to make sure you stay fueled up all weekend. The bar is open all weekend and serving everything from Yorkshire’s best beers to Gin and soft drinks for the kids.

CAMPING AND PARKING

There are two Camping options at Ard Rock 19, the standard campsite and the family campsite. Anyone who wants to camp at the event must purchase a ticket.
Parking for competitors is free, but you’ll need to book a ticket if you’re not camping. Non competitors must book and pay for a parking ticket to enter the parking area. Parking and camping tickets must be displayed at all times.

Camping and parking can be booked here 

Standard camping 
Standard camping is available onsite from 1700 on Thursday 1st August, and you can stay until Monday morning for £6 per person per night. ‘Pay per shower’ units are available onsite.
Everyone who want’s to camp must book in advance. It is highly unlikely that we will have camping space left on the day, but if there is it will be £10 per person per night.

Standard camping is charged PER PERSON PER NIGHT.
Please make sure you have a ticket for each person that is camping.
Please show your camping ticket at the entrance so that it can be scanned.
You will be given a coloured wrist band which gives you access to the camping fields.
You do not need to purchase camping tickets for under 10’s.

Family Camping
The family camping area is a five-minute walk away from the main event village and is close to the village of Reeth and the Reeth shop. It has indoor toilets, changing and showers, and it’s perfect for families or competitors that want to be a little bit further away from the event village.

Family Camping is charged at a PER PITCH rate.
Please show your camping ticket at the entrance so that it can be scanned.
You will be given a coloured wrist band which gives you access to the camping fields.

Camping basic rules
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You can stay overnight in a tent, motorhome or caravan
One pitch is a maximum of 6x8m
Please show your camping ticket on entry so that it can be scanned, no ticket, no entry
All campers will receive a wristband that they must wear to access the campsite
There is no electric hook up available
Under 18’s require adult supervision at all times
Metal framed awnings are not permitted on the campsite for safety reasons
Dogs are allowed but they must be well behaved and on a lead at all times
Strictly no fires, BBQ’s or naked flames for safety reasons
Small gas stoves are permitted
Please keep your bike and kit secure at all times, the event is not responsible for any misplaced, lost or stolen items
The speed limit in the campsite is 5mph
Due to licensing conditions no glass is allowed and no alcohol must not be brought on to the festival area
Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers and local residents at all times
Please leave your camping area free of any litter
The event is in a residential area, no noise in the camping fields after 11 pm
No arrivals after 2130
Campers must vacate the camping fields by 10am on Monday