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).
We are the local group of Cycling UK (formerly CTC), cycling in and around the Aberdeen area. Our 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 Aberdeen Cycle Forum is putting on a series of cycling lessons along with a Dr. Bike. Starting at the end of August (provided COVID restrictions allow), we’re going to start the first of our adult cycling lessons. Every second Saturday for three weeks we’ll have a beginner cycling lesson followed by a refresher lesson.