Ard Rock appeals for donations for Swaledale Community Fund

Ard Rock organisers are appealing for donations for the Swaledale Community Fund after flash flooding caused the 2019 event to be cancelled.

A GoFundMe page has now been set up. For every £10 donated, you will receive one entry to win the custom Santa Cruz Megatower CC built especially for Ard Rock 2019.

“We are asking for your help,” said a statement. “Your contributions will make a huge difference to the area. The floods are slowly subsiding, but leaving behind a trail of destruction.

“We need your help to turn this around. Ard Rock brings 15,000 visitors to Swaledale over the weekend. The boost to the local economy does not go unnoticed. But this year, the situation will leave many businesses with losses on top of the devastation to their homes and establishments.

“We ask you to join us, stand together, spread the word and raise as much money as possible to show the world how much we care for the areas we love and enjoy.

“Every penny raised will go into a community fund to support local residents, local businesses and volunteer services. We thank you in advance for your generosity.”

100% of Ard Rock participant entry fees are in the process of being refunded.

In other news...

Transmission pioneer Bernhard Rohloff dies aged 73

The bicycle industry is mourning the loss of one of its own after Bernhard Felix …