Aden Bike Challenge this Sunday

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With more than 150 people already registered, spots are still available for the Aden Bike Challenge which is taking place this Sunday (June 2).

Unseasonal wintry weather forced the postponement of the event in March but the new date and the recent blazing sunshine promises an enjoyable day out for the whole family.

The route follows the Formartine and Buchan Way starting at Peterhead and finishes at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw where there will be a bikes roadshow, catering, and entertainment.

The scenic 10-mile course is mainly traffic-free and ideal for younger riders regardless of age, experience or fitness level. Free shuttle transport for riders and bikes will be available between the start and finish points every 30 minutes from 9.30am.

The event is being staged by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Getabout, NHS Grampian and other local organisations.

CHSS fundraiser Heather Morrell explained: “The Aden Bike Challenge offers a wonderful family day out in bonny Buchan. If you haven’t signed up you can come along and enter on the day. The entry fee is only £6 per adult and £3 per child/young person (17 years and under) and children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.”

Marshalls will be on hand and there will be goody bags and medals for all taking part. Registration is from 9.30am until 12noon at Peterhead Community Centre with bikes starting every 15 minutes.

To register visit www.adencountrypark.org.uk/whats-on