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Northern Grip returns to Lee Quarry on 7th July 2018

Hills, Thrills and Bellyfuls

Welcome to Northern Grip 2018. For our third year, we couldn’t resist returning to Lee Quarry and Stubbylee Park after a spectacular 2017 event.

We’ll be taking the same tried and tested formula as previous years, but with a few sensible tweaks here and there to make the whole thing run a bit smoother and better than ever before. 2016 was big, 2017 was bigger, this year is going to be off the scale.

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The Riding

LEE QUARRY AND ITS COMPANION CRAGG QUARRY ARE TRAIL CENTRES WITH A DIFFERENCE. HANDBUILT OUT OF THE REMNANTS OF A BYGONE INDUSTRIAL ERA, THE QUARRIES PACK IN SEVERAL MILES OF ROCKY, TWISTY SINGLETRACK AMIDST A WEIRD AND WILD LANDSCAPE.

Combined with our hand picked rides exploring the surrounding valleys there will be more miles of trails than you could hope to get round over a weekend.

Wild riding, mild riding, singletrack, gravel, rocks, roots, 30km monsters, 3km pootles… you name it. We’ve even got some climb-free options if you want cruise and views. All mapped out and way marked on the day for your convenience.

As with the 2016 and 2017 festivals there’ll be some surprises out there on the hills too. It might be sausage rolls, it might be ice pops and hula hoops. Who knows? We’re not telling yet, but you won’t want to miss the show.

The Entertainment

NORTHERN GRIP IS ALL ABOUT THE SOCIAL SIDE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING. WE DON’T DO RACING, BUT WE DO KNOW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.

Like last year, we kick off with our opening party on Friday night. Then on Saturday we’ll have shiny demo bikes galore, great food and drink, amazing music and dancing – we have it all lined up for you in our festival hub again this year. It’s a fantastic party atmosphere for all the family to explore.

We’ll have more details to announce on music and activities very soon.

The Details

Northern Grip 2018
Saturday 7th July 2018
Lee Quarry & Stubbylee Park, Lancashire

Stubbylee Park, Bacup OL13 0DE

The Riding

LEE QUARRY AND ITS COMPANION CRAGG QUARRY ARE TRAIL CENTRES WITH A DIFFERENCE. HANDBUILT OUT OF THE REMNANTS OF A BYGONE INDUSTRIAL ERA, THE QUARRIES PACK IN SEVERAL MILES OF ROCKY, TWISTY SINGLETRACK AMIDST A WEIRD AND WILD LANDSCAPE.

Combined with our hand picked rides exploring the surrounding valleys there will be more miles of trails than you could hope to get round over a weekend.

Wild riding, mild riding, singletrack, gravel, rocks, roots, 30km monsters, 3km pootles… you name it. We’ve even got some climb-free options if you want cruise and views. All mapped out and way marked on the day for your convenience.

As with the 2016 and 2017 festivals there’ll be some surprises out there on the hills too. It might be sausage rolls, it might be ice pops and hula hoops. Who knows? We’re not telling yet, but you won’t want to miss the show.

The Entertainment

NORTHERN GRIP IS ALL ABOUT THE SOCIAL SIDE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING. WE DON’T DO RACING, BUT WE DO KNOW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.

Like last year, we kick off with our opening party on Friday night. Then on Saturday we’ll have shiny demo bikes galore, great food and drink, amazing music and dancing – we have it all lined up for you in our festival hub again this year. It’s a fantastic party atmosphere for all the family to explore.

We’ll have more details to announce on music and activities very soon.

The Details

Saturday 7th July 2018
Lee Quarry & Stubbylee Park, Lancashire,
Stubbylee Park, Bacup OL13 0DE

Northern Grip returns bigger and even better on 7th July 2018 so why not get involved and buy your tickets today!

Tickets

Advance tickets cost just £10.00

Tickets will get you access to everything going on in The Northern Grip Hub and out on the hills including:

  • Recommended route guide and marked trails
  • Access to Festival Hub and exhibitors
  • Access to demo bike fleet
  • Exclusive discounted clothing and bike deals
  • On site catering and bar
  • Live music
  • DJs
  • Access to secure bike parking
  • Emergency support services
  • Access to Friday and Saturday night social events
  • Camping space* and parking
  • Souvenir Northern Grip button badge

*Advance Camping tickets are just is £15 for two nights (Friday & Saturday). Includes secure bike park, toilets and showers.

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