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Cycling News 2016
North East Trail Centre Organisation
Have your say in the future of Mountain Biking in Aberdeenshire. On the 10th of November there will be a public meeting to review and discuss the future of Mountain Biking in Aberdeenshire and the North East.
During the evening, the NETCO committee will give you an update on progress, quickly run through their financial report and explain the next steps involved with making their dream a reality.
They'll also be looking to raise a bit more cash for the charity by raffling off some pretty tasty prizes and selling some top quality exclusive NETCO t-shirts.
As well as allowing the committee to give an update on progress, one of the main benefits of the AGM will be to allow you, the biking public, to get involved with the project. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, give feedback and make suggestions on what NETCO could do to improve.
New Cycle Path for Aberdeen
A £160,000 project aims to create extra room for cyclists and pedestrians on the western side of South Anderson Drive between Ruthrieston Road and Garthdee Road. The cycle route project, which is being led by Aberdeen City Council with support from Sustrans and Nestrans, will connect with the existing facilities at Riverside Drive and will also include some upgrades to pedestrian crossings. A target for opening the route has been set for early 2017.
The Deeside Way will be diverted during week commencing Monday 16 May for around 14 months due to construction of the AWPR. An alternative short diversion route, via Milltimber Brae and North Deeside Road, will be in place to ensure that users of the Deeside Way can continue their journeys safely.
See our page on The Deeside Way for some more info on this family friendly cycling trail.
Kirkhill MTB Trails
The AWPR (Aberdeen Western Periferal Route) construction has begun and will have some effects on Kirkhill forest. Construction and haulage vehicles will be transported to the worksite along Forestry Commission roads throughout Kirkhill, affecting the waymarked trail. The forest remains open.
See our page on Kirkhill Forest for some more info on the location.