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Ard Rock Enduro 2019

The countdown is on for the Ard Rock enduro festival! We’re looking forward to spending more time in the beautiful Yorkshire dales as we pitch up in Reeth for this annual event.

What’s it all about?

This will be our third visit to Ard Rock Enduro. Although we didn’t manage to get any tickets to ride, we’re looking forward to the event. Set around a fun filled expo village, there’s plenty of biking, shopping, eating, dancing and camping to enjoy. The expo village is a nice size, which makes it very inclusive. Here’s three of our team in action last year doing the enduro sport race, those smiles say it all!

Team Wonky rock hopping on stage 4

Enduro race format

I really like the format of an enduro race. You can ride between stages with your mates and you’re timed on each downhill section. This makes the event quite relaxed. Everyone is there for a good time and you will likely meet new people as you ride around in your starting group. Make sure you take sandwiches as its a big day out and there’s lots of opportunity to refuel and take in the stunning surroundings. The full Ard Rock enduro includes 7 timed stages but there are shorter options available if you’re new to enduro. I took part in the Intro event in 2017, here’s an after shot, still smiling!

Graham and I happy to complete the Intro event in 2017

Ard Rock Hopetech Women ride supported by Juliana

Even though we didn’t manage to get tickets for the events this year, we are still going to enjoy a weekend biking. I’m looking forward to this social ride being held on Friday from 3-5pm. The group wil set off from the Hope Tech tent and will enjoy a guided ride around the local area. If you’d like to join in, click here to register. As this ride is supported by Juliana, you can reserve a bike for the occasion. I’m going to take my own as I love it so much I don’t want to ride anything else!

My beautiful bike and Ruaridh Dog

Custom Design hats

Ard Rock branded beanies

This year we’ve made a small batch of Ard Rock bobble hats for their team to wear. We’re bringing a display of various custom design hats with us, which you can try on, feel the various wools (oo-er) and get an idea of whats achievable. We’ll be able to discuss all of the options and schedule time to create your very own bespoke design. As a small batch manufacturer, you’ll see our production time increase from 3 to 6 weeks during peak season. This event is a good opportunity to discuss your design, so we can ensure your hats are ready at the optimum time.

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