Cycling in Aberdeen
Aberdeen city council includes the development of a Cycle Network, reducing casualties, education and awareness raising campaigns, increasing cycling to school, safety audits, use of developer contributions towards cycling and encouraging employers to become cycle-friendly with staff incentives to cycle to work. The Aberdeen Cycle Map shows existing cycle facilities such as cycle lanes, as well as cycle shops, places to lock bikes, recommended quiet routes and recreational routes around the City.
The Aberdeen Cycle Forum and Cyclists' Touring Club now offer cycle training courses for businesses or organizations within Aberdeen. If you would like to get training for you and your colleagues please contact Aberdeen Cycle Forum. Aberdeen is connected to the UK National Cycle Network, and has a track to the south connecting to cities such as Dundee and Edinburgh and one to the north that forks about 10 miles (15 km) from the city into two different tracks heading to Inverness and Fraserburgh respectively.
Two particularly popular footpaths along old railway tracks are the Deeside Way to Banchory (which will eventually connect to Ballater) and the Formartine and Buchan Way to Ellon, both used by a mixture of cyclists, walkers and occasionally horses. Four park-and-ride sites serve the city: Stonehaven and Ellon (approx 12 to 17 miles (19 to 27 km) out from the city centre) and Kingswells and Bridge of Don (approx 3 to 4 miles (5 to 6 km) out).
They are the local group of the Cyclists' Touring Club, cycling in and around the Aberdeen area. Their group offers cyclists, in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland, an informal friendly club which provides for all types and abilities of cyclists, to which newcomers are always welcome. The CTC offers a comprehensive and specialised service for the leisure cyclist technical advice, touring information legal advice support, insurance, a bi-monthly magazine, organised tours and the chance to be part of the largest cycling club in the UK with over 60,000 members.
Aberdeen Cycle Forum
They are a voluntary group seeking to encourage and develop cycling within Aberdeen. Aberdeen Cycle Forum started in 2003 when a handful of people wanting to improve conditions for cyclists in Aberdeen first met. Today they are recognized by organizations as diverse as the Scottish Parliament.
Aberdeen Wheelers Cycling
Aberdeen Wheelers Cycling can trace its roots back to 1929. It is one of Scotland's longest established, independent cycling clubs and is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, catering for all cycling disciplines. Their website aims to tell you a wee bit about our Club, how to contact us and where we meet. You will also find lots of useful information about cycling related information.