Northern Grip 2019 is happening

Yes, we’ve stirred from our hibernation and we’re doing it again

Same place. Same month: Stubbylee Park & Lee Quarry, 13th July 2019, with the tried and tested Friday night to Sunday morning format.

Northern Grip is all about the social side of biking, with a chilled party atmosphere for all the family to explore in our glorious parkland festival hub and spectacular riding on the hills.

The riding will feature several miles of rocky, twisty singletrack amidst the weird and wild landscape of the Lancashire moors. We’ll be pushing ourselves to bring you some choice new routes to explore this year, as well as the graded trails of Lee Quarry’s spectacular amphitheatre on our doorstep.

For those who have come to previous Northern Grips, you’ll be pleased to know we aren’t cutting anything back for this year. The waymarked trails, tasty food, delicious drink, happy camping, live music, DJs, demo bikes, trade stands, kids activities, relaxed vibes and good times with like-minded bikey bods in an amazing setting will all be there to welcome you.

And we’ll be bringing back a bit of the unexpected hilltop madness that you’ve come to expect from Northern Grip. Regular grippers will remember well the brass bands playing in a quarry, sausage rolls on a hilltop, hula hoop gymnasts on the demo loop, punk rock in the allotments, ice pop refuelling stops and sunshine in Bacup. There’ll be more of that sort of thing this year.

Tickets are on sale now

This first wave of tickets released are at the Early Bird Ticket price of… £10. A ticket for a tenner! Subsequent waves of ticket releases will be at higher price so it pays to act fast.

Advance tickets cost £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
Toilets and showers
Live music, DJs, other performances
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 £20 for two nights (Friday & Saturday) for small tent or £30 for two nights for large tent / camper van and are also limited.

Just like last year we’ll have camping and showers available on site in Stubbylee Park for both Friday and Saturday nights.

This means you’ll be right at the heart of the action, with just a short stroll back to your bed when the party winds down.

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The Riding at Previous Northern Grips

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 previous Grips 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.

This is what we’ll be turning up to 11 this year. We’ll have more details to announce on music and activities very soon.

The Details

Northern Grip 2019
Saturday 13th July 2019
Stubbylee Park & Lee Quarry, 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 previous Grips 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 13th July 2019
Stubbylee Park & Lee Quarry, Lancashire,
Stubbylee Park, Bacup OL13 0DE

Northern Grip returns bigger and even better on 13th July 2019 so why not get involved and buy your tickets today!

Tickets

The First Wave Of Early Bird Tickets Now Available

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
  • Emergency support services
  • Access to Friday and Saturday night social events
  • Camping space* and parking
  • Souvenir Northern Grip button badge

*Advance Camping tickets are for two nights (Friday & Saturday). Includes toilets and showers.

Buy Tickets!