Cycling Clubs & Cycle Groups in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray

Aberdeen Wheelers
Founded in 1929, Aberdeen Wheelers are the oldest cycle club in the area. The Wheelers is run by a small group of enthusiastic cyclists, many of whom have been a member of the club for several years. They pride themselves on being a welcoming and friendly club. They organise two runs most weekends with a meeting points in the city.
 
Visit their Facebook page for more information.
 

Aberdeen University Cycling Clubs
Aberdeen University has two cycle clubs; a road club and a mountain bike club. Both are run by students, for students, and both share the grand vision for delivering the sport of cycling to a wider audience within the University.
Find out more about the University Road club here, and about the University MTB club here.
 

Buchan Dirlers Cycling Club
Buchan Dirlers Cycling Club (BDCC) is based around the Mintlaw area of Aberdeenshire. They offer recreational rides on a Tuesday evening and also occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday. The club is run by local keen cyclists, with an emphasis on sportives and local charity events.
Further details available from their Facebook page.
 

Belles on Bikes
Belles on Bikes is a network of women's cycling groups throughout Scotland, that aims to support women to get cycling together in a friendly, inclusive and relaxed environment. All ages and abilities are welcome. The Belles are well represented in the Grampian region with groups in the Elgin and Banchory areas.
See their Facebook pages for more information about the: Moray Belles, and the Aberdeenshire Belles.
 

Deeside Thistle
Deeside Thistle Cycling KitDeeside Thistle Cycling Club (DTCC) celebrated its 50th anniversary during the winter of 2002-03, and with more than 550 members is the largest club in Scotland.
Over the years, the Deeside Thistle has produced a steady flow of top class riders including Olympians, representatives at the commonwealth games and national champions. Having said that, they cater for all standards from Novice to Expert and for all categories of riders from Youths to Veterans.
Throughout the year they offer members a selection of open and confined events, reliability rides and winter circuit training.
Visit their website for more information.
 

Deveron Cycling Club
Devron Cycling club kitBased in Banff, the Deveron Cycling club was formed in 2012 and aims to be a friendly, inclusive club to help people enjoy cycling whether they want to race or just get on their bikes to keep active. They have a regular Saturday morning cycle of about 50 miles, and a more leisurely 20 to 30 mile Sunday morning ride which caters for those new to cycling, the aim being to introduce them to the sport.
 
Visit their website for more information.
 

EcurieNeep Mountain Bike Club
EcurieNeep Mountain Bike Club was formed in 1993, by a group of cyclists who enjoy off-road mountain biking. The membership has grown steadily in recent years, (about 60 or so in 2004 ). The club has changed direction in the last few years; racing is rare and the social side of mountain biking has become far more important. The members enjoy the buzz and 'crack' from riding with friends on a Sunday or Wednesday and from the not infrequent evenings in the bar. The Neeps welcome both male and female riders.
Visit their website for more information.
 

Elgin CC
Elgin cycling club kitBased in the Moray town of Elgin, this mainly road based club offers leasure rides, time trialling and road racing.
Through the winter they host spinning classes.
Visit their website for more information.
 

 
 

Forres CC
Forres cycling club kitForres Cycling Club, founded in 1938 is a small friendly club, based un-surprisingly in Forres. The club is essentially a road racing club however the membership consists of a wide variety of abilities and aspirations.
Visit their website for more information.
 

 
 

Grampian DA
The local District Association of Cycling UK (formerly known as the Cyclists Touring Club i.e. the CTC). They offer cyclists in the North East of Scotland an informal and friendly club which provides for all types of cyclists, to which newcomers are always welcome. They organise a run every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, with Wednesday evening "Pub" runs from May to August, plus a couple of camping weekends per year.
Visit their website for more information.
 

Grampian Tigers
Grampian Tigers kitAn Aberdeen based cycling club for youngsters. A few Aberdeenshire Cycle clubs have worked with Scottish Cycling to establish a Go-Ride club in Aberdeenshire. Go-Ride is British Cycling's Club Development Programme aimed at improving both young riders and clubs. Grampian Tigers is the result. The club is run by British Cycling trained coaches, all of whom have undergone the necessary checks to allow them to work with children.
Visit their website for more information.
 

Granite City Racing Team
An Aberdeen based racing team which competes nationally in Road Racing and Time Trials. Visit their website for more information and some superb photos of them in action.
 

Holburn Cycles Racing Team
Holburn Cycles are a Race Team based out of the Holburn Cycles shop in Aberdeen. Their aim is to provide riders with support and to act as a stepping stone for riders to develop in racing. They were formed in 2018 with a view to send riders to race in events on the road and track all over Scotland and further afield.
See their Facebook page for more details.
 

Huntly Cyclists
Huntly Cyclists are a bunch of lads and lassies who meet up for road and mountain bike rides throughout the year. They have a Sunday and Wednesday ride and also during the summer they have a Monday evening beginners group which offers shorter rides where people new to cycling, or the less fit, can get involved. New members always welcome.
Each year they organise the popular Room to Ride Audax event that attracts riders from all over Scotland.
See their Facebook page for more details.
 

Insch Cycling Club
Insch CC KitA cycling club that welcomes all abilities, experience, expertise and ages based in Insch. Regular rides are organised to leave from the Bennachie Leisure Centre in Insch through the week and at weekends.
Visit their website for more information.
 
 
 

Moray Mountain Bike Club
Based in Moray, this Mountain Bike Club caters for all types of Mountain biking, both competitive and recreational. The club is also in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland to develop trails within Moray. Main areas of cycling promoted by the club include Leisure Off Road, MTB Downhill, MTB X-Country and Cyclo-Cross.
Visit their website for more information.
 

Moray Cycle Racing Team
Moray Cycle Race Team kitForres based road cycling club with the emphasis firmly on racing.
Further details from their FaceBook page.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sparta Breda Race Team
Sparta Breda Race Team is an amateur cycling team founded and located in Breda, near Alford in Aberdeenshire. They are a competitive racing team looking to climb the ranks locally, and regularly organise group rides at the weekend and on weekdays through the summer.
Visit their Facebook page for further information.
 

Stonehaven Cycling Club
Stonehaven Cycling Club kitStonehaven Cycling Club aim to provide a friendly, fun club for riders of all disciplines and abilities. The club has grown rapidly since it's formation only a couple of years ago, and is now one of the biggest cycling clubs in the North east of Scotland and proudly boast an almost 50:50 split of male and female members.
Visit their website for more information.
 
 

Team Ecosse Northboats
Team Ecosse Northboats (TEN), based in Inverurie, are primarily interested in providing a friendly and easy going environment in which to cycle, whether you are completely new to the sport or a seasoned veteran. All their rides are welcoming and safety conscious creating a relaxed atmosphere to cycle.
Visit their website for more information.
 

Tease Coffee Crew Cycling Club
Tease Coffee Crew Cycling Club are a group of guys and girls looking to encourage everyone, whatever their level, to get on their bike. The emphasis is firmly on good coffee, cycling & craic. They are based in Banchory.
Further details from their FaceBook page.
 

Velodees
Velodees is not a club, but a women only cycle group based in Aberdeen who aim to inspire more women to cycle more often. They offer a meeting point for cycling women in the Aberdeen/Deeside area to socialise and arrange rides at their own pace with other like-minded female cyclists. They also organise coaching to develop skills and confidence which they hope will help to increase womens' participation in local cycling clubs.
Find out more about Velodees from their website.
 

Westhill Bike Club
The Westhill Bike Club was established in 2015 with a focus of getting like-minded people into cycling with a group. They don't organise any racing events, although members are free to participate in competitive events if they choose. The Club's goal is to get people who are riding on their own or not riding much, to join and achieve some personal challenges.
See their website for more information on the Westhill Bike Club.
 

Ythan Cycle Club
Ythan cycle Club kitBased in Ellon, Ythan Cycle Club is a cycle club serving the North Aberdeenshire area. Membership is around 150, comprising mountain bikers, triathletes, tourists and occasional riders to dedicated racers. The Club was founded in 1987 from the ashes of Ellon District Cycle Club, and prides itself on being a friendly organisation dedicated to helping people have fun on bikes whether they race or just want to go for a pedal.
Ythan recently met the necessary requirements to receive GO-Ride club accreditation. Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.
Visit their website for more information.

 

Gone, but not forgotten...

Not all clubs survive. Some go on for years where as others are short lived. Reasons vary - fashions change, sponsors invest elsewhere, the driving force in the club move away etc. Here are some of the Grampian clubs that are now consigned to memory:

Banchory Pedallers
Not a traditional cycle club, more a coming together of a group of people in Banchory with limited cycling experience but who wanted to cycle. They organised two group rides a week, one on a Tuesday evening and one on a Wednesday morning

GS Corsa
An Aberdeen club that embraced all forms of road cycling including leasure rides, time trials and road racing. Dwindling membership brought the club to an end at the close of 2008.

C21 Multisport
This Aberdeen based road cycling club had an emphasis firmly on racing. Aberdeen Multisport was set up in 1993, and over the years the team has had several sponsors resulting in variations to the clubs name. The team finally finished at the end of 2007.

Tri Changing Gear
Tri Changing Gear was a triathlon shop based in Inverurie that encouraged cyclists to purchase and compete in the Tri Changing Gear team kit. They organised evening cycle runs from the shop in the summer.

9 Zero Freewheelers
A mountain bike club formed by Ballater's fire brigade service, though it was open to non fire brigade personnel.