Aden Bike Challenge next Sunday
With more than 250 people already registered, spots are still available for the Aden Bike Challenge which is taking place next Sunday, 2nd June! Winter weather forced the postponement of the event in March but the new June date promises an enjoyable day out for the whole family.
The route follows the Formartine and Buchan Way starting at Peterhead and finishing at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw where as well as receiving a medal, goody bag and the satisfaction of completing the 10 mile bike ride, there will be a celebratory atmosphere with a wide range of activities, facilities and entertainment available, including an amazing bike road show, stalls, music, and access to the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Aden Craft & Gift Shop.
The scenic 10 mile course is mainly traffic-free and ideal for younger riders regardless of age, experience or fitness level. Free shuttle transport for riders and bikes will be available between the start and finish points, every 30 mins from 9.30am.
The event is being staged by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Getabout, NHS Grampian, Buchan Development Partnership and other local organisations, as CHSS Fundraiser Heather Morrell explained:
“The Aden Bike Challenge offers a wonderful family day out in Bonny Buchan. If you haven’t signed up you can come along and enter on the day. The entry fee is only £6 per adult and £3 per child/young person (17 years and under) and children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Marshalls will be on hand to ensure all goes smoothly and there will be goody bags and medals for all taking part. Registration is from 0930 until 12 noon at Peterhead Community Centre with bikes starting every 15 minutes.”