Perthshire Biking Centre

Perthshire Biking Centre has been established with input from local biking enthusiasts, a great donation of some tools from Girvans in Aberfeldy, and permission from the landowners of Glassie Farm to use approximately 70 acres of land, (started; November 2020).
 
The site at Glassie Farm, already home The Bunkhouse and The Armadilla, is currently being developed by planting up the areas around the tracks with native trees leaving space for wildlife to establish naturally. 

About Perthshire Biking Centre

We have permission from the landowners at Glassie Farm to develop approximately 70 acres of land into a biking centre for all varieties of bikes. The site shown outlined in blue below will eventually include separate track areas for Non-Technical Skills, Technical Skills, Pump Track, Skills Trail and Freeride Trails. 

These areas will be built over the next year with guidance from groups such as Scottish Cycling who are at the forefront of British cycling development.    

Perthshire Biking Centre is a charitable club set up to help bring together the local communities and get the area linked up better with cycle routes of all types - from mountain to road bikes and everything in-between.  We will also develop walking routes around Glassie Farm which link up with the town to take in the fantastic views of the valley and beyond, with the instillation of seats at variuos stages of the core path route through the Perthshire Biking Centre grounds. If you wish to sponsor a seat, contact us for more details on how to do this.

The pictures below show the latest developments on site. 

Join Ray at www.facebook.com/glassietrails to follow the development of biking in the Aberfeldy area.

1st picture: Peter Howell of the Upper Tay Paths Group cutting a track from the Upper Loop of the Glassie Figure 8 to the new easy opening gate that is the top of the Perthshire Biking Centre land, shown in picture 3. 2nd picture: Ray Will doing a test run down to jump in chilly February weather (Pride Rock).   

Click here to view a map of the area surrounding Perthshire Biking Centre

Establishing Perthshire Biking Centre at Glassie Farm

Julian Rickard and Louise Olipant owners of Glassie Farm have been successfully running The Bunkhouse and The Armadilla at Glassie Farm for many years. They saw a gap in the facilities offered in the area and knew they were in a position to help revive and further enhance the local area by promoting a community-led biking / walking centre.

They are putting forward 60-70 acres of land to be used in the project, as well as supplying pipes to help track builders and topping grass for track routes as a start, plus plenty more. Here they are topping bracken / long grass for 2 routes down in to a wooded area. (Thank you to John Rickard). 

Whilst The Bunkhouse and The Armadilla are seperate entities to the Biking Centre, they are also an additional asset as a facility which allows groups will be able to stay on-site for courses and have use of a classroom if required.

The team at Perthshire Biking Centre are also looking for other community-based people to help with the development of the Centre and to to re-juvinate Aberfeldy and promote Perthshire as a cycling / biking destination.

 

Perthshire Biking Centre Club

The formation of Perthshire Biking Centre Club is underway as we are now affiliated to Scottish Cycling;

Membership Number; 1000938. 

If you fancy helping develop this community project then please contact us, thank you.