Launch of new cycling festival in city centre

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

Aberdeen City Council, in co-operation with Scottish Cycling, multiple Grampian cycling clubs, Sweetspot Group and GetAbout, is pleased to announce a packed day of cycling activities across the city centre to celebrate the Tour of Britain Grand Depart on 3rd September 2022. The GetAbout Aberdeen Cycling Festival will see the city centre play host to a mixture of youth, adult and corporate races, as well as a range of family friendly, active and sustainable transport themed activities. GetAbout is a partnership of local organisations that want to make it easier, …

Tour of Britain stage revealed for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The final stage route for the Tour of Britain in September – which will be in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – has been announced. Stage 8 will begin in Stonehaven and this year’s overall champion will be crowned in Aberdeen at the end of the most northerly stage ever to feature in the Tour of Britain. By popular demand from local cyclists, the route includes the King of the Mountains climb at Cairn o’ Mount (3.35km, 9.5% average). The peloton will briefly head into the Cairngorms National Park, with Ballater marking …