A challenging 40 ‘country mile’ loop on proper Ard Rock terrain with big climbs and lengthy single track descents.


The Ard Rock MTB Marathon is a continuous challenge and adventure event around Yorkshire Dales Ard Rock territory. The epic 40 ‘country mile loop’ has over 3000m of combined climbing and descending on rocky terrain with lung busting climbs and lengthy single track descents. The course is different to the Enduro course and it takes place on the Saturday at the Ard Rock Enduro Festival, which means once you’ve finished you can relax, listen to live music and join in the fun. You’ll need a good level of fitness to complete the course. C’mon if you think you’re ‘Ard enough!


Ard Rock Marathon MTB Riders will register on Saturday morning and collect their number boards and timing chips before lining up and setting off in a controlled mass start from the event village. From there they’ll follow the way marked route up hills, across moors and down steep valley sides. The aim is to complete the epic route and get to all checkpoints so you can collect your finish time at the end.


  • Fully marked route
  • 3 Day Festival entry
  • Event centre facilities
  • Timing
  • Course map
  • Event programme
  • Mechanical support
  • Emergency support
  • Safety marshals
  • Onsite catering, entertainment and bar
  • Free Parking