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    Northern Grip 2017–8th-9th July @ Lee Quarry

       Words by Beth Noy

       on 13/03/2017 11:22:00

    The Northern Grip mountain bike festival is back for it’s second year in 2017 and will be hitting Lee Quarry on the 8th-9th July for another weekend celebrating what riding ‘up North’ is all about…


    Northern Grip was started by a group of friends who wanted to make an event that gets together like minded people to ride, eat, drink and be merry around the unique trails in the area. The North really does have some great riding available and by creating a festival combining some great riding along side music, good food and beer, it’s a recipe for a great time!

    The idea of Northern Grip festival was essentially to celebrate mountain biking and all that comes with it. The outdoors, the dirt, the bikes, the thrills, the spills and – more importantly – the people and the post-ride pie, pint and party. The concept of Northern Grip was for people to be out during the day having fun with bikes and then to head back to the event hub for some dancing.

    If you missed out on last year’s Northern Grip in Ramsbottom then check out everything that went down (and up!)…

    Northern Grip 2017

    Music and food will be a strong focus for Northern Grip 2017 with local food, local drink and some great entertainment! For those of you who didn’t make it to last years Northern Grip, we’ve got the low down on what’s happening over the weekend…

    Saturday 8th July

    • Northern Grip kicks off so head to the welcome tent to exchange your tickets for a wristband and head into the Northern Grip Hub to see what’s going on there!
    • Head out onto the marked trails and explore the local area (spoiler alert: there will be some surprises along the way – this isn’t just a normal weekend ride!)
    • Check back at the Hub to see catch up with the local brands, food, drink and take in the entertainment.
    • Once the festival wraps up everyone on the hill we'll be heading back to the valley for more music, drinking and dancing!

    Sunday 9th July

    Northern Grip takes a new form on the Sunday and is one big ‘morning after ride’ (this is how we do it in the North!) so for those that make it out of bed the next day, everyone meet for breakfast and heads out for one big ride to clear the heads and stretch the legs!
    Tickets - £25 & Kids go free!

    Tickets for the event are £25 each but with every paying adult you can bring x2 under 16s for FREE! Get your tickets here!

    Leisure Lakes Bikes @ Northern Grip

    We are excited to be joining the Northern Grip festival this year at our Bury store’s local trails! We will have a range of electric bikes available to demo alongside our sale tent and we will also free mechanical support available for anyone who needs it so get your tickets today and we will see you there!


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