Off Road Bike Races in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

offroad bike racing

For those who like to race off road - whether on skinny cyclo-cross tyres, or on fatter tyres more suited to cross country, downhill, and enduros we hope you find this page useful.

offroad bike racing

If racing is not your thing, but you still want an offroad challenge then check out our cycle challenge page for organised gravel and MTB challenges in the region.

Our list of cycle rides is not exhaustive - if you know of other bike events in the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray area of Scotland that visitors to the Cycle Grampian website may be interested in then please let us know. Contact details are on the link at the bottom of the page.

2022 Offroad Cycle Races

 

CROSS COUNTRY
 

5
 MAR 

Ythan CCHaddo Dirt
Crit
2022

This is a great youth only race which takes place in the beautiful grounds of Haddo House. Perfect for CX/MTB racing for a range of age groups from the under 8s to under 14s. Promoted by Ythan CC

 

 

DOWNHILL
 

18-19
 JUN 

scottish downhill associationSDA Series
Race 3
2022

Part 3 of the Scottish Downhill Association (SDA) series of races, and incorporating the Scottish Championship. Held at Glenshee Ski Centre close to Ballater.
Practice on the Saturday with racing on the Sunday.

Entry Details...

 

Potential 2022 Offroad Cycle Races

ENDURO
 

 
 JUN 

scottish womans enduroScottish Woman's
Enduro 2022

The 2021 Scottish Woman's Enduro, planned for June, was cancelled.
An exciting weekend event comprising of fun filled enduro racing for a wide range of abilities at Pitfichie in Aberdeenshire. (Check out our guide to Pitfichie.)

 

ENDURO
 

 
 JUL 

aberdeenshire enduroAberdeenshire
Enduro Series
Round 1

After the sucess of previous years, it is expected that Doon Tha Brae Events will promote another mountain biking Enduro series in Aberdeenshire. In 2021 round 1 was held in July at Pitfichie
 

 

ENDURO
 

 
 AUG 

aberdeenshire enduroAberdeenshire
Enduro Series
Round 2

Round 2 of the 2021 Aberdeenshire Enduro Series was the Drumtochty Enduro.
Like all Doon Tha Brae Events riders were treated to top class organisation, and a great day of racing.
 

 

ENDURO
 

 
 OCT 

aberdeenshire enduroAberdeenshire
Enduro Series
Round 3

 
Round 3 of the north east's premier offroad series was held in October on a new course in 2021.
The Scolty Enduro used one of Aberdeenshire's most iconic mountain biking spots.

CYCLO CROSS
 

 
 NOV 

cyclocroossScottish
Cyclocross
 

 
Deeside Thistle CC usually host in November a stage of the Scottish Cyclo Cross series at Knockburn Loch and Outdoor Centre, Strachan near Banchory. A fantastic day of cycling is promised with races ranging from those for under 10 years old, right through the age spectrum to a dedicated Veteran's race for those aged 50 to 59....

 

ENDURO
 

 
 NOV 

Doon Tha Braes EventsGlenlivet
Enduro
 

 
Working with Bike Glenlivet, Doon Tha Brae Events brought a fantastic new Enduro to the North East in 2021, mixing professionally built centre trails, along with some hand built single track gold!   Explore Glenlivet
 
 

 

ENDURO
 

 
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Scottish enduro seriesScottish
Enduro Series

The 2020 event scheduled for 11 & 12th April was cancelled.
No Fuss Events planned to bring the Scottish Enduro Series back to Pitfichie in 2020 for the fourth year running and promising good hard riding through real countryside on a red-grade trail across granite hill tops, as well as a challenging downhill route...

 

DOWNHILL
 

 
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highland hardlineHighland
Hardline
Downhill

The 2020 event schedulled for the 31st May was cancelled.
Round 2 of the Highland Hardline Downhill series is being held at DH Farm, near Portsoy in Aberdeenshire. Highland Hardline is a downhill race series on a short course for younger riders aged 8 to 18 years old hosted by Black Isle Mountain Bike Club.

 

CROSS COUNTRY
 

 
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scottish CX seriesScottish
Cross Country
Series

The 2020 event schedulled for the 14th June was cancelled.
Deeside Thistle CC helped bring round 4 of the Scottish XC series to Kirkhill Forest Mountain Bike Park just outside Aberdeen, in 2019.
Loads of races were on offer to make it a thoroughly family day out, and there were even taster races for those who want to have a go but aren't sure.