Charitable Aims of Perthshire Biking Centre

Working in association with The Bunkhouse at Glassie Farm in Aberfeldy. We have been given access to approximatly 70 acres of land in total.  This we hope to use it to help the local community and kids groups get out and about safely on bikes, as well as safe walking routes to take in the fantastic views over the town and beyond. We have just established a club / association under the name of Perthshire Biking Centre. Now we are trying to get registererd as a charity / SCIO.

Developing Perthshire Biking Centre as an SCIO

We wish to set up a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), called Perthshire Biking Centre.

So far we have started to form the committee and sourced a constitution template supplied by British Cycling who are guiding us through this whole process along with The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

Main Charitable aims for this project are; 

The Advancement of Education and Health.

The Advancement of Community Development with Public participation in sport.

The Provision of recreational facilities and organisation of recreational activities with the objective of improving the conditions and life for the persons for whom the activities are primarily intended.

Promotion of Racial Harmony / Equality and Diversity.

The advancement of Environmental Protection.

Also any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the proceeding purposes.

Our chosen charity

BLESMA - The Limbless Veterans is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight in the honourable service of our country. 

We have raised funds previously for this very worthwhile cause, starting with his first charity raising event - a charity ride in India back in 2011 - cycling over 450km in heat and with poor roads to compete with, but well worth it to raise funds for our injured ex-service men and women.

BLESMA are given the use of The Bunkhouse for FREE on a couple of weekends each year and anytime in the week that they can fit it in. A BLESMA representitive will be visiting the site to see what`s on offer and what could be improved to offer a better facility to be used by their members, that includes the building if some suitable accessible tracks / routes throughout the site.

Community-based projects

Local Community Groups: We want to work within the local community with groups to get kids out in to the countryside safely and develop there skills and confidence on bikes of all varieties, as well as developing more new walking routes around the farm to take in the amazing views over Aberfeldy.

We are working with these groups; Upper Tay Paths Group / Perth and Kinross Countryside TrustUpper Tay Transport.

So, if your involved in such a group, get in touch and we will see how we can assist and help to develop each other.