What started out in 2014 as an unsuspecting a road trip around the UK in search of the sickest jumps. Sam Reynolds and the crew have always had one thing in mind, building bigger jumps in search of bigger air. It’s pretty crazy to see how far things have come in the space of a few years. Since the inception of Pure Darkness, each year and chosen location have pushed the limits of both riding ability and level of progression in freeride mountain biking. Since being adopted as an official Fest Series event, things have elevated to a whole new level. From new riders coming out year on year, the constantly evolving courses and most importantly, exploring what is possible on a bike.
Now in its fourth year, DarkFEST continues to stay true to its roots. Going against the grain with the current state of mountain biking, staying well clear from pressurized contest formats, unimaginative course designs and the abundance of cookie cutter slo-mo edits.