A challenging 40 ‘country mile’ loop with special stages containing descents, climbs and flat out singletrack.


The Ard Rock Epic 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 special stages containing lung busting climbs and flat out 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.


Ard Rock Epic 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 
  • Event centre facilities
  • Number board
  • Course map
  • Event programme
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Water station
  • Event photography
  • Mechanical support
  • Emergency support
  • Safety marshals
  • On site catering and beer tent
  • Spot prizes
  • Instant results service
  • Factory support from all major bike brands
  • Live Music
  • Parking