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 Ard Rock 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 Tyres. 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, food stands and a fully licensed bar. From Friday to Sunday there’s plenty to do for racers and supporters.


The Ard Rock 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 


Over 150 industry-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 e-bikes 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 right here


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, 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.


Please note that COVID-19 may affect the amount of camping and shared facilities that we can offer at Ard Rock 2021. We cannot sell camping tickets until the government gives a date for the lifting of social contact restrictions.

Parking is available onsite.

There are usually two Camping options at Ard Rock, the standard campsite and the family campsite. Camping is available onsite from 1900 on Thursday, and you can stay until Monday morning.
The standard camping fields have hot pay per shower units.
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.

Camping rules and info
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You can camp in a tent, motorhome or caravan
One pitch is a maximum of 8x8m
You can park up to one vehicle in one pitch
A maximum of two adults and three children on one pitch
There is no electric hook up
Please display your camping ticket in the front window of your car at all times
Under 18’s require adult supervision at all times
Campers must vacate the camping fields by 9 am on Monday at the latest
Metal framed awnings are not permitted on the campsite
The speed limit is 5mph in the camping field
Strictly no open fires, no BBQ’s and no naked flames
Ard Rock is not responsible for any misplaced, lost or stolen items
All camping attendees are subject to search upon entry
Dogs are allowed but must be on a lead at all times
Fire extinguishers are located at the gates of all camping fields
Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers at all times
Please leave your camping pitch free of any litter
The event is in a residential area, No noise in the camping fields after 11 pm