For the next two weeks we will be moving to a new area at Foggieton. This is just “down the hill” from Counteswells.
On the 17th there will be a coaching session and on the 24th there will be some fun events to allow Tigers to put the skills they have been developing into practice over a range of mini-events.
Plans for the last session of the term on 1st July are still being developed.
For the next few weeks we will be at Countesswells Forest Car Park. It is on the road from Cults to Kingswells, just to the north of Countesswells Road. Entrance to car park is opposite the stables.
Start time as usual: meet at 6-00 for 6-15 start.
Long sleeves and longs legs recommended, it could be a bit cool. Also Gloves for protection in case of minor spills. Glasses recommended for protection from dust or vegetation.
Note: car park charges apply: link to FC site: http ://www . forestry . gov . uk/website/recreation . nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/ScotlandMorayandAberdeenshireNoForestForestsofMorayandAberdeenshireCountesswellsandFoggieton
On Saturday a number of past, present and hopefully some future Tigers were in action at the Haddo House mountain bike races. This was a fun event organised by Aberdeenshire Active Schools in conjunction with Ythan CC. There were two races with the younger ones doing one lap around the duck pond and the older ones having to do two laps! There was plenty of fun had by all with a few spills and the weather was just right for being out on bikes. Everyone who started the races got a commemorative medal and a water bottle, supported by BusyOutdoors.com. Many thanks to Peter at ACC, Colin at YCC and all their helpers for a great day out.
Details of this have been added onto the Upcoming Events tab.
Various Tiger members took to the streets of Ellon towards the end of August for a closed roads circuit race.
I see from the results that Alexander & Daniel raced in the U10 and Euan and Harry competed in the U12
Congrats to all of you!
It is now too dark to ride at Hazlehead so for the final 2 Mondays we will be out at the Kingswells Park & Ride. We will be looking at skills & techniques for riding on roads and having some fun races.
This is hard, paved surface and it may be a bit chilly so I’d suggest you have long sleeves, long legs (ie kness covered) and gloves for protection from both the weather and if you fall off.
Anyone who is bringing a road bike please fit flat pedals; cleats/ clip-ins would cause delays as there are likely to be periods of stop-start cycling.
For those who have not been to Kingswells we meet in the lower car park away from the main exit, ie the area closest to the Westhill road and the Kingswells by-pass.