March 9, 2018

Entry is open for the 2018 Methlick Cycle Challenge.  Date: 15th July 2018

This year is going to be a bit different. We have changed the routes to start & finish in Methlick. This should make things a little easier for everyone logistically. There will be a large dedica...

June 29, 2017

Well we hope you have been getting some training in on your bike, if not it's getting a bit late! Only 2 weeks to go until the 2017 Methlick Cycle Challenge.

Entries have been steady with many that done last year's challenge registering early on.

We are getting bigger an...

March 11, 2017

Organising for our 2017 cycle challenge is well under way.

We have added a 3rd route of 40 miles which starts in Crathes for those who think the 70 mile Ballater route is too much and find the 20 mile Dyce route not far enough. The Crathes & Dyce start points are on the...

July 9, 2016

Only 1 week to go until the 2016 Methlick Cycle Challenge.

Last year was our first cycle challenge, this year it has come on leaps & bounds to the point that some entrants think we have been doing this for years.

Lots of preparation has gone into it by our committee who...

June 4, 2016

We regularly get asked which type of bike would be best for the Methlick Cycle Challenge.


Basically it is up to you. I would say just about any bike would make it but to be honest I would not take my road bike through the woods and over forestry paths normally, so woul...

February 1, 2016

The Methlick Cycle Challenge team have started the planning meetings for the 2016 challenge and it is shaping up to be an awesome event!


Bike transport is available from Methlick to Ballater, but you can arrange your own if you prefer. Bikes being transported must be a...

January 3, 2016

Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are past most people realise they may have eaten and drank more than usual and have 'get fit' as one of their new year resolutions.


Instead of queing up at the gym with everyone else starting new monthly memberships that...

November 2, 2015


Our own cycle challenge planning team have been participating in some other charity cycle rides recently. Cycle challenges are great for the charities organising the events raising funds and gives us a planned date for our next rides. It also lets us see how others do...

September 30, 2015

We have started planning our next Methlick Cycle Challenge which will be on the 17th July 2016. The 73 mile Ballater to Methlick route will remain the same as our 2015 event but we will also be adding a shorter 20 mile route from Dyce to Methlick. This will be on the s...

August 2, 2015

The first Methlick Cycle Challenge took place on 19th July 2015 and was a great success. As this was our first challenge we learnt a lot about how we can improve for 2016.


We had a few cyclists missing some directions and getting lost- including myself. But some of thi...

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