Cycling Clubs & Cycle Groups in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray
You can see from our list of cycling clubs, bike groups, bike clubs and cycle clubs in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray that there is a local club to suit you. There are informal groups, road clubs, mountain bike clubs, clubs for children, groups for beginners, touring clubs, racing clubs, women only and even something for the over 50s. Every club offers a unique experience of cycling and they could help you get more out of your time in the saddle. We have a separate page for local triathlon clubs so head off there if you like to include a run and swim with your bike ride.
Who is conspicuous by their absence? If you are a member of a cycle club or group in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray that we haven't listed then do let us know. Contact details are at the bottom of the page.
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 meeting points in the city.
Aberdeen University Road Club
Aberdeen University Road Cycling Club is open and welcoming to new members, regardless of cycling background or being a student. The club aims to create a welcoming and friendly environment to all those interested in road cycling. They offer weekly rides around the Aberdeenshire countryside with mixed groups of ability and fitness.
Aberdeen University Mountain Bike Club
A club run by students that ride cross country, enduro and downhill mountain biking, catering for all abilities. They have weekly club rides local to Aberdeen, where there are trails for all levels of expertise. They also have weekend biking trips to Scottish favourites like Fort William and Innerleithen.
Aboyne Nomads MTB Club
The Aboyne Nomads MTB Club was started to help build the superb Aboyne Bike Park. Once the park was built the club continued to grow, and keeps on growing. They offer group rides and its members have a wealth of information about mountain biking in the local area, and beyond.
Alford Cycling Club
Based in Alford, Aberdeenshire, the Alford Cycling Club have club runs most weekends leaving from the Alford Community Campus.
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 - all you need to join a ride is a fully functioning roadworthy bike, a bottle of water and some money for a cake stop.
The Belles are well represented in the Grampian region with groups in the Elgin and Banchory areas.
The Moray Belles, organise short rides around the Elgin area.
The Aberdeenshire Belles, organise short rides around the Banchory area.
Breeze was set up in 2011, to encourage women to get fit and have fun on their bikes, led by women for women.
The aim of the runs is to build confidence on two wheels, helped by the Breeze ethos of a nice easy pace with no one being left behind - ever!
No special bike required - mountain, hybrid, road, even e-bikes, all are welcome.
All ride leaders have undertaken cycle leadership training.
Breeze Network North East, organise short rides around the Stonehaven area.
Breeze Network Garioch organise rides in the Insch area.
Breeze Network Aberdeen & Shire rides depart throughout the City and Shire.
Buchan Dirlers Cycling Club
Buchan Dirlers Cycling Club (BDCC) is based in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire. The club, run by local keen cyclists, is open to road cyclists of all abilities and promotes safe and enjoyable cycling for all. They have weekend and midweek club rides.
Coasters Cycling Club
Coasters Cycling Club are a group of enthusiastic cyclists that have formed a club to promote cycling in and around the village of Johnshaven. They offer cycle rides for all ages and abilities and will choose a route to suit.
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.
Deeside Thistle Cycling Club
Deeside Thistle Cycling Club (DTCC) with more than 600 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.
Deveron Cycling Club
Based 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 regular Saturday morning and Sunday morning rides which caters for those new to cycling, the aim being to introduce them to the sport.
Ecurie Neep Mountain Bike Club
Ecurie Neep Mountain Bike Club was formed in 1993, by a group of mountain bikers who enjoy off-road mountain biking. The members enjoy the buzz and "craic" 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.
Elgin Cycling Club
Based in the Moray town of Elgin, the Elgin Cycling Club (ECC) are a mainly road based cycling club with an expanding CX and MTB contingent. Throughout the year they have a club based Sunday run, and in summer a Tuesday evening social ride. In the winter they host spinning sessions twice a week.
Elgin Community Cycling Club
Established in April 2019 with the aim of having a club that gives the support, security and confidence for cycling in a social, community environment. Members hope to establish a club that is a broad church for people wanting short social rides but also enjoy, sportives, audax ,off road, multi day tours.
Forres Cycling Club
Forres 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.
An 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 Scottish Cycling's Club Development Programme aimed at improving both young riders and clubs. Grampian Tigers is the result. The club is run by trained coaches, all of whom have undergone the necessary checks to allow them to work with children
Granite City Racing Team
An Aberdeen based road racing team which competes nationally in Road Racing and Time Trials.
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.
Insch Cycling Club
A 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. The club is looking to attract cyclists of all abilities, experience and expertise.
Moray Mountain Bike Club
Based in Moray, this Mountain Bike Club caters for all types of Mountain biking, both competitive and recreational. The club partners with Forestry Commission Scotland to develop trails within Moray. Main areas of cycling promoted by the club include Leisure Off Road, Downhill, X-Country and Cyclo-Cross.
Moray Gravel Collective
The Moray Gravel Collective group is for like minded gravel grinders looking to explore and go on adventures based predominantly in and around Moray. They are looking to create regular rides and hook ups in and around Moray and venture further afield for days out and multi day bike packing adventures.
Based in Elgin, the Moray Wheelers are an all inclusive group of cyclists of varying ages, meeting every Sunday morning for exercise, camaraderie, and scones. During the summer they organise additional meetups throughout the week.
Neukyt is a small Aberdeenshire based cycling team that focusses on the enjoyment, experience and culture of cycling and racing without taking themselves too seriously.
Pitmedden Cycle Collective
Pitmedden Cycle Collective are a collection of like minded velodramtic individuals who live in and around Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire and like a good cycle! They usually have a spin on Sunday morning and annually attempt a 3 to 5 day challenge and also do sponsored events for various charities.
Sparta Breda Race Team
Sparta Breda Race Team, located in Breda, near Alford 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.
Stonehaven Cycling Club
Stonehaven 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 in 2015, 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.
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.
Tease Coffee Crew
Tease Coffee Crew 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.
Torphins Typhoons Cycle Group are a community group of cyclists based in and around the village of Torphins in Aberdeenshire. They have regular rides for roadies, and mountain bikers at all level of abilities. Their motto is: any bike, any distance, any speed - we have a ride for you.
Velocita Coaching Race Team
Velocita Coaching Race Team was set up for riders of Aberdeen based Velocita Coaching.
Velodees is 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.
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.
Ythan Cycle Club
Based in Ellon, Ythan Cycle Club has a diverse cycling membership, with riders taking part in Road racing, time trials, sportives, cyclocross, mountain biking and triathlon events, as well as those who prefer to tour or focus on non-competitive social rides. Ythan CC is a BC Go-Ride accredited club which means they offer a superb youth development programme.