Wheelbase rider Lucy Bell took to the start line at the last big race of the year
The Ard Moors Enduro Class final consists of a 40km loop with five timed stages in the North York Moors National Park. It takes in the highest hills on the moors, old-school classic DH tracks, steep woods and stunning single track.
Lucy Bell gave us her thoughts on how the event went:
“Ard Moors was the last big race on the calendar for 2019 and it really had come round fast! Seems like no time since the long drive down to Afan for the first British National Enduro Race.
The Yorkshire Moors did not disappoint – I’ve always heard the Rafferty lads put on a good race but the tracks at Ard Moors were some of the best I’ve raced all year. Not one bad track out of all 6, the transitions were scenic and got the job done, no complaints about those even with a cheeky hike a bike section on one. Highly recommend this event for all rider abilities.
I finished fourth in the race and after a summer with a few unexpected ups and downs I was happy with that, the girls ahead of me all being super fast and skillful riders. Good to see some new names and faces popping up on the Enduro scene and hope I get to mix it up with some of them again next year.
I’d like to say how hugely grateful I am to Wheelbase and Cannondale for helping me so much this year and I look forward to more fun next year. Thanks team.”