Affiliations, Community Support & North East Action Plan
The DBC and the Banchory Bike Trail project is recognised by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and will form part of their North East of Scotland mountain bike strategy, which is expected to be rolled out by end of 2017. The DBC is also engaged and working with the Aberdeenshire Council to develop a strategy for MTB in the North East. As well as offering the local communities and bikers a professional recreational area for MTB, the wider aspects of this are to assist with development of tourism, provide improved business for local areas, develop personal skills and improving cycle links in the North East and increase event activity.
A cluster group has been formed with DMBinS, Aberdeenshire Council, other like-minded bike groups (of which there are currently five) along with other individuals that have interest in developing mountain biking in the North East.
DBC is a recognised project by the Banchory Community Council and is part of the Banchory Action Plan for 2017 to 2021.