Cycling and Cycle Related Links for Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray
Cycle Grampian is about helping you get the most out of your cycling. We aim to provide you with information, and directions on where to find out information on cycling in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Below are some links to websites, links to Facebook pages, and good old fashioned phone numbers that hopefully will point you in the right direction.
Our list is not exhaustive - if you know of any other sites that visitors to Cycle Grampian may be interested in then please let us know. Contact details are on the link at the bottom of the page.
Cycling Clubs & Cycle Groups
Joining a local cycling club is a brilliant way to get the most out of your cycling. No matter what type of cyclist you are, be it beginner or old timer, roadie or MTBer, social or competitive, there is nothing better than riding with other cyclists to develop your skills and challenge yourself.
We have compiled a comprehensive list of the various bike clubs, and cycle groups in the north east of Scotland.
Local Bike Shops
Local bike shops are the lifeblood of cycling in the UK - cycle spares when you need them, some one to chat over your thoughts on new components and bike upgrades, bike maintenance for the jobs you do not know how to do - or just can not be bothered. The local cycle shop might not always be the cheapest option, but they are local and that matters. Support them, or loose them!
Personal Cycle Coaches & Coaching
More and more people are realising the benefit of a structured approach to getting bike fit and training. Whether this be for racing, or achieving a particular goal like completing a sportive. Having the knowledge, guidance and motivation of a personal coach can be invaluable in providing this structured approach and helping you achieve your goal. There are coaches spread throughout Grampian that provide services for on and off road cycling. We have a list of the Grampian based Cycle Coaches that we know about, and the services they offer.
Bikes come in all sorts of sizes, and a variety of geometries. Add to that the options in stem length, crank length, saddle height and width. Unless your bike is made to measure, how do you know that you have the optimum position for the type of riding you want to do.
A bike fit can help you to ride more confortably, avoid injury, make the most of your power output, and better tailor your position to your riding style. We have a list of Bike Fit providers based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Cafes, Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
We have compiled a long list of just some of the popular cafes, coffee shops and tea rooms in Aberdeenshire and Moray.
These are the places who serve great coffee, cake, soups, and sandwiches to the cycling community, and beyond - places you will feel welcome.
Many triathletes join a cycling club to help hone their cycling skills. However, they all need to belong to a Triathlon Club.
We have listed the Triathlon Clubs located in the north east of Scotland that we know about, and provided contact details, making it easy for you to join.
You don't need to bring your own bike with you to enjoy cycling in north east Scotland. You easily and cheaply rent MTBs, e-bikes, road bikes, trikes and specially adapted bikes from many bike hire providers in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Aberdeenshire & Moray have loads of places to stay, ranging from hostels through B&s and Guest Houses to 5 star hotels. Some are more in tune with the needs of cyclists than others. Those that are tend to be members of the Cyclists Welcome Scheme - look out for the logo when booking accommodation.
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The Cyclist's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide
Cycle Campaigns & Advocacy
Cycle Campaign and Advocacy groups work to improve conditions for cyclists, not just locally but throughout Scotland. They lobby for cycling across many fronts including the Scottish Government, city councils, the police, other government bodies, and the media. Campaigns include provision of cycle lanes, improved cycle parking, and even the building of new mountain bike trails. Have a look at the Cycle Campaign groups currently active in the north east of Scotland and consider how you can help them to improve the local cycling landscape.
National Cycling Bodies
There are many National Bodies whose work impacts on the cycling scene in the north east of Scotland. Some of these bodies race orientated, some leasure orientated, some cycle rights orientated and some are involved in all types of cycling.
We have compiled a list of the more prominent National Cycling Bodies with contact details in case you are interested in joining.