Bike Challenge at Aden rescheduled

The Aden Bike Challenge, cancelled at the start of last month due to bad weather, has been rescheduled to take place in the summer.

Snow and hail put a halt to the March 10 event, but organisers were still keen to build on the success of the first event last year.

The family-friendly bike ride will now be held on Sunday, June 2, when families, individuals and businesses will be encouraged to get on their bikes.

The challenge takes in some of the most beautiful local sights, following a ten-mile trail starting at Peterhead Community Centre, along the Formartine and Buchan Way, ending in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park in Mintlaw.

Taking a lightly trafficked route, the event is not a race and is suitable for everyone regardless of biking experience or fitness.

The event was cancelled to ensure the safety of participants and volunteers both during the event and afterwards on the journey home.

Those who paid have been asked if they would like to be automatically registered for the reorganised event.

The Aden Bike Challenge is part of the Buchan Feeling Good Festival, promoting health and wellbeing and the benefits of cycling as a sociable and active way to improve physical and mental health.

You can register for the event online by visiting www.adencountrypark.org.uk

Entry is £6 per adult and £3 per child/young person (17 years and under), with all proceeds going to support the vital services provided by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland to the local community.

The event is organised by a partnership of Aberdeenshire Council, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Buchan Development Partnership, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and Getabout.

For more details and registration information you can call (01464) 829009/0300 1212 888, or email: heather.morrell@chss.org.uk

You can also visit the Aden Country Park website: www.adencountrypark.org.uk