Details of Northern Grip routes and how to follow them

By |2019-07-11T20:46:50+00:00July 11th, 2019|

We have a total of five 'beyond the quarries' routes this year. A couple we've used before but three are box-fresh new ones for Northern Grip 2019. Details of the five routes are further down this page. The route downloads themselves are on a top secret webpage that you'll only [...]

Transition bikes and Scott e-bikes to demo with Cycle Addicts

By |2019-07-05T10:56:08+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Rochdale-based bike shop Cycle Addicts are bringing demo bikes from Transition and Scott to this year's Northern Grip bike festival. Dave from Cycle Addicts: "We'll be attending the festival and bringing from Transition a Patrol, Sentinel and a Scout... and for e-bikes a mix of Scott E-Genius and E-strike [...]

Identiti hardcore hardtail and enduro full suspension demo bikes

By |2019-07-04T13:37:58+00:00July 4th, 2019|

Identiti Bikes will have Identiti AKA hardcore hardtails and Identiti Mettle enduro full susser demo bikes at this year's Northern Grip. Identiti AKA Identiti Mettle We have a quick word with local lad Matt Holstead from Identiti (who basically lives in Lee Quarry)... "Me doing a jump in an [...]

More details of what’s happening at this month’s Northern Grip MTB Festival

By |2019-07-01T12:36:29+00:00July 1st, 2019|

Northern Grip Mountain Bike Festival returns to Stubbylee Park and Lee Quarry in Bacup, Rossendale on Saturday the 13th July for its fourth year, promising another great year of entertainment, riding and food & drink. Northern Grip is an annual celebration of Mountain Bike culture with a big focus on [...]

What riding is there at Northern Grip apart from Lee and Cragg quarries?

By |2019-05-14T10:26:11+00:00May 10th, 2019|

One question we get asked a lot is about where else there is to ride around here apart from the Lee & Cragg quarry loops. Answer: loads. And Northern Grip is here to show it to you. "Hopefully we can get people who wouldn’t otherwise venture out to give natural [...]

Tickets on sale now

By |2019-02-15T10:50:47+00:00February 15th, 2019|

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. Tickets are on sale now! This first wave of tickets released are at the Early Bird [...]