Tickets for the 2023 Ard Rock Enduro are poised to go live

A group of mountain bikers ride down a rocky gully
(Image credit: Mick Kirkman / Ard Rock Enduro)

It could easily be argued that the Ard Rock Enduro is the best weekend in the UK race calendar. It takes place in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park with three days of racing, which next year will be take place over the 21st to 23rd July.

It's more than just a race though, Ard Rock is a genuine mountain bike festival with music, food and drink, on-site camping, pump track, airbag, kid's skills track, bikes to demo ride, new kit to try out and much more.

As for the enduro racing, there are literally categories to suit everyone, with five different options that cover everything from the Ard Rock Enduro consisting of seven 'Alpine style' stages set over a 45km course with over 3,000m of climbing, to the Enduro Intro with four stages over 30km and 1,500m of up.

A female rider rails a muddy exposed corner at Ard Rock Enduro 2021

(Image credit: Mick Kirkman / Ard Rock Enduro)

Be warned, the Yorkshire terrain is tough and uncompromising so expect steep, technical rocky features, climbs and descents. A well maintained enduro bike is definitely recommended and you'll need plenty of protection too. If you're unsure whether to give Ard Rock a go or not, you might like to have a read of this report on the 2022 event written by one of our Ard Rock first timers.

Tickets are highly sought after, so don't hang about if you want to get involved next year. Race tickets and camping passes will go on sale from 6.30am (GMT), Tuesday 15th November from the Ard Rock website.

Richard Owen
Editor, Bike Perfect

A seasoned journalist with over 20 years experience, Rich heads up the Bike Perfect team having previous been editor of What Mountain Bike magazine and written for MBUK, Bikeradar, Cycling Plus as well as many other magazines and websites. He’s been riding mountain bikes since the mid-nineties and mostly likes hitting flowy yet technical trails that point downhill. A jack of many trades, Rich has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance events, not to mention also now adding gravel to his riding repertoire. Rich resides in North Devon and can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 


Rides: YT Jeffsy Uncaged 6, Canyon Spectral, Vitus Substance VR

Height: 175cm

Weight: 70kg