The full Ard Rock loop with special timed stages including flat out singletrack and rocky descents.


The Ard Rock Epic is a challenge and adventure event around Yorkshire Dales Ard Rock territory. The Epic will take place on Friday and on the Enduro route, with its infamously flat out and technical descents, 2000m of elevation and over 40km overall length. The downhill sections will be timed and you should expect the route to be physically harder than rides with similar stats. You’ll need a very good level of fitness and skill to complete the course.


Ard Rock Epic Riders will register on Friday morning and collect their number boards and timing chips before lining up and setting off at intervals from the event village. From there, you’ll follow the waymarked route up steep hills and down steep valley sides. Start times and final information will be sent to all riders two 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. Riders will set off from the event village in waves every 5 minutes. A cut off time of 5 hours 30 minutes will be enforced for safety and timing reasons.


  • Fully marked route
  • Event facilities
  • Number board
  • Course map
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Water station
  • Event photography
  • Mechanical support
  • Emergency support
  • Safety marshals
  • On site catering
  • Instant results service
  • Factory support from brands
  • Parking