Our Timeline



Select contractor and finalise trail design


build and Commission Trails


Trails Open



Community Asset decision notice - AGREED

we can now start our main fund raising program


Fundraising to buy trails

work with FLS to agree transfer terms


complete Community Asset Transfer


Fund-raise to build trails


Acquiring the Land

We have been working with the Forestry Commission in order to transfer the Land to our charity - we hope to complete the legal transfer this year.

Project Funding

We need to raise around £250k to buy the land and build the trails

We hope to raise the required funds through groups such as; Scottish Rural Development Programme (LEADER), Lottery Funding (Scottish Land Fund), sportscotland, local trusts and charitable funding groups, as well as through community-based initiatives


Deeside Bike Collective

became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Planning Permission


Environmental Study Completed

Acquiring the Land

we submitted our preliminary Community Asset Transfer application at the end of 2018 - they have asked that we explain in more detail how we will raise the required funds - we're working on that now!

Design of the Trails

We are engaging with Trail Designers/Bike Parks from all over the UK and Ireland so that we build the best trails for the community.

in 2018 we received proposals from 4 trail builders


Part of the Community

Banchory Bike Trails included within the Banchory Community Plan

Planning Permission

application submitted

Environmental Study commissioned


We raised funds through community engagement


Deeside Bike Collective

became a constituted Group within the Banchory & District Initiative Ltd. Group

Corsee Woods

identified as preferred trails location through consultation with Community and Forestry Commission

Feasibility Study


2012 -2013

Banchory Mountain Bike Club

Formed in response to local community concern around rouge trail and jump building in Corsee wood and on and around Scolty hill

increasing input from Local community and Forestry Commission to develop plan