Ard Rock Rider Information – 29th – 31st July 2022
Epic all-mountain trails, live music, over 100 of the best bike brands, camping, beer, food and festival vibes – get ready to rock! If you’ve been to Ard Rock before, you’ll know all about the stunning, skill-testing landscape. If you haven’t been before, it’s a properly wild place to ride. It’s called the Ard Rock for a reason, so put a bit more air in your tyres, pick your lines carefully, and enjoy the ride.
Please read the info below carefully to make sure you’re up to date and be sure to stay in touch with us by following @ardrockenduro on Instagram.
Ard Rock final info and start times
This link contains the final info for your event and your all-important start time. Please read all of the information carefully.
Event Village Timetable
Parking is free for competitors. Book here if you’re travelling by car and not camping.
You can book tickets here if you haven’t done so already.
Pay showers units are available on site (please bring change).
Use postcode DL11 6AW to get to the event site, then follow signs for parking and camping.
You’ll need a camping or parking ticket if you’re driving. To register for your race, you’ll need to know your race number, and please bring your ID.
Expo area and demos
For a full list of brands at Ard Rock 22 visit this page. Demo rides are run by brands, so either reach out to the brand for more information before the event or speak to them as soon as you get to Ard Rock. You will need at least a valid ID and a bank card if you are taking a bike out.
Stages one and seven finish within a few hundred meters of the event village so you can walk to watch riders. Please keep off the race tracks and don’t drive to spectator points.
Demo and open ride loop
A dedicated demo and ‘open practice loop’ is available to ride from the event village on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition to this loop, there are hundreds of kilometres of cycle permitted tracks in the local area.
Food and drink
From Pizza and Paella to porridge and propper Coffee, we’ve got all bases covered to make sure you stay fueled up all weekend. The bar is open all weekend and serves everything from Yorkshire’s best beers to Gin and soft drinks. Food will be available on Thursday evening at Dales Bike Centre.
Many of the bike and component brands onsite will be providing rider support. The SRAM tech centre will be in the event village, and SRAM Neutral support riders will be on course to assist with breakdowns where possible. The Topeak mechanic station is at the end of stage three should you need it.
Ride bikes, chill, listen to music and check out the Expo. In the event village, there’s a pump track, airbag and coaching to keep the kids (and big kids) busy. Women can book on to the Juliana x Hope women’s ride on Friday by following the link in the timetable. On Sunday Hope Academy is running a mini Funduro for the kids at 1500. See the timetable above for all of the activities in the event village.
Other useful info
Phone signal and data on EE and O2 are generally good. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll get a signal on Vodaphone and phone signal can drop due to the increased number of people in the area.
Maxxis Pump Track Championships
The Maxxis pump track Championships will take place on Saturday night at Ard Rock. Riders will have the opportunity to qualify for the final by riding 5 laps as fast as they can during the open pump track sessions on Friday and Saturday. The fastest 8 riders on the leaderboard will then go head to head in a knockout competition on a circular track to find the Maxxis pump track Champion!
This year we’ll be raffling £1000’s worth of prizes including a set of Santa Cruz Reserve wheels for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. You can buy tickets at the Ard Rock merch tent.