Below is a brief history of the Deeside Bike Collective

2012 -2013

Banchory Mountain Bike Club

Formed in response to local community concern around trail and jump building in Corsee wood and on and around Scolty hill. There was increasing input from Local community and Forestry Commission to develop a plan.


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



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 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