After a 20 year break from cycling, I rekindled my love of the outdoors when I bought a mountain bike a few years ago. Staying in Aberdeen, it only takes 10 minutes to be away from congested city centre streets and out in beautiful countryside or coast, and most of my posts are a record of exploration out from Aberdeen from the perspective of a non-driver; I need to meander on the bike to go see stuff, rather than being a car-booter. When starting out, I didn’t find a lot of info out there on trails and locations other than the unimaginative “go to kirkhill”, and rather than try and explain some of my trips to friends I thought I’d document them a bit and hopefully be of interest to others, who may also share my side interests in photography, local history and nature. Since taking to two wheels I’ve also expanded to hiking, running and bike packing.
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