Ard Rock 19 Event Information
Ey Up! Let’s hope you’ve been getting the miles in and you’re feeling ready for an action packed weekend at Ard Rock 19. The race routes have been crafted and grafted, and the festival lineup is loaded with the world’s best mountain bike brands, live music, demo bikes, street food and barrels of beer. Whether you’re racing on Saturday or Sunday or just coming for the crack, you’re welcome to join in the fun from the off. Check out the full event timetable in the information below. NB sounds better if read in a Yorkshire accent.
If you’ve been before you’ll know all about the stunning, skill testing landscape. If you haven’t been before it’s a properly wild, thrilling place to ride. It’s called the Ard Rock for a reason though, so pump your tyres up hard, pick your lines carefully and get ready to rock!
This link contains the final info for your event, and your all important start time. Please read all of the information carefully.
Use the postcode DL11 6AW to get to the event site then follow signs for parking and camping. Please check the latest traffic and road work information to avoid delays, you know how us Brits love a good traffic jam!
Eat in the street food area, check out a local pub, ot grab a bite from the Dales Bike Centre Cafe. 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 fuelled up all weekend. Food will be available on Thursday evening at Dales Bike Centre, from 10am to 10pm on Friday and from 7am to 10.30pm on Saturday and 7am to 6pm on Sunday.
There’s two bars at Ard Rock 19 serving Yorkshire’s finest beers as well as Gin’s, Whiskey and Soft Drinks. We’ve teamed up with Bad Co brewing and distilling to make sure there’s no bar queues and there’s a variety of Yorkshire brewed craft beer and Ales for you to sample –we’ve even brewed a special Ard Rock Ale. Please note you can not bring glass or personal alcohol on to the event village area, sorry!
Expo and demos
Please follow this link for a full list of bike brands who are exhibiting, supporting riders and offering demo rides at Ard Rock 19.
Demo loop powered by Haibike
Maps of the demo and practice loop will be in the event village. There will be hundreds of bikes to try at Ard Rock including the new Haibike ebike range. Demo bikes and bookings will be available from individual stands from Friday onwards. You must bring valid ID and a bank card to loan a demo bike.
Maxxis Pump Track Championships
The Maxxis pump track Championships will take place on Saturday night at the Ard Rock Enduro Festival. Riders will have the opportunity to qualify for the final by riding 5 laps as fast as they can Friday and Saturday between 1300 and 1400 and 1700 and 1800. The fastest 8 riders on the leaderboard will then go head to head in a knockout competition on a super fast circular track to find the Maxxis pump track Champion! Kids’ and adults’ bikes will be available all weekend for free use on the pump track or timed sessions.
Other useful info
Mobile phone signal is generally good on EE and O2 but it can drop due to the increased number of people in the area.
The only way to obtain cash whilst at the event is in the Reeth Village post office which is 5 minutes from the event site, but please be aware that you can’t withdraw cash after midday on Saturday.
The event is guarded by 24 hour security but you will still need to lock your bike up and keep it secure at all times.
The fuel station in Reeth is sadly closing down so please make plan accordingly.
Camping and Parking info
All parking and camping must be pre booked at Ard Rock 19. For more information please scroll to the bottom of this page. Camping space is already very near capacity and it is very unlikely that any space will be available on the day.
People who have booked into the main Camping area please use DL11 6AW and follow the signs to the camping area. Your pitch and field will be allocated on arrival.
If you have booked tickets in the family camping area please use this location on google maps https://goo.gl/maps/wNbEuTy6sYm1CGCD6
Please show your camping ticket at the entrance so that it can be scanned. You will receive a wrist band which gives you access to the camping area. If you’re camping you don’t need to bring your race ticket, we already have your details at registration, so just bring your ID.
Camping Rules and Info
All campers will receive a wristband that they must wear to access the campsite
You can stay overnight in a tent, motorhome or caravan
One vehicle and it’s occupants can take up a maximum of 6x8m
Hot Showers are available in the general camping area and are £3 (please bring change)
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 and locked 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
No personal alcohol in 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
Spectators are more than welcome, but please don’t park anywhere on course. We recommend walking up Fremington Edge to stage one which is a good 15 minute walk uphill, or watching some of stage seven later in the day. Please don’t use vehicles to get up to spectator points as there will be nowhere to park and your vehicle will become a hazard. Spectators must stay off the race stages and must take care on public roads and byways.
Please click here to see the full event village and race timetables