Shack Wrap are long time supporters of Northern Grip. Meet the man behind the wraps: Nick ‘Shack Wrap’ Shackleton.


1. Name?

Nick Shackleton

2. Age?


3. Day job?

Owner of Shack Wrap cycle frame protection and custom decals. Shack Wrap uses the highest quality clear polyurethane films, which can be applied to bikes to help protect them from the elements whilst out riding, such as; scratches, dents, stone chips, paint fade, scuffs and much more. Over ten years experience wrapping and hundreds of happy clients.

4. What was your first mountain bike?

A 1997 GT arrowhead in candy red.

7. What is your favourite album or artist?

‘Magna Carta’ by Jay Z.

8. What was the best gig you’ve been to?

Jay Z, again.

9. What’s your current tipple of choice?

Sloe Gin.

10. Why do you ride bikes?

Bikes are life to me. They have been a big part of my life since I was very young. Bike riding is for me many things, social, fitness, work…

11. What does Northern Grip mean to you?

Having fun with like minded bikers and having a brilliant weekend! But we love attending this event for the music, the vibes, the biking, the food …. and of course the opportunity to chat to lots of customers (old and new!) about why you should Protect Your Ride!

12. What are you looking forward to most at this year’s festival?

The music performances and the post-event Sunday riding.

13. What else, besides bikes, are you interested in?

Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Motocross, anything with a bit of an adrenaline rush.

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