NETCO - further developing mountain biking in Scotland; this non-profit organisation aims to put Aberdeen on the map with this fast growing sport by increasing participation in mountain biking, ensuring a range of accessible trails for participants of all levels - all whilst promoting appreciation of the outdoors and boosting tourism in the local town.
With a large geographical gap between trail centres in the North, this won't be a quick fix, but it'll certainly be a problem solved! With a 3 year timeline (as of June '17) NETCO are well on their way to creating a superb, family friendly and character building trail centre - NETCO's next step is to finalise the location of this project, then begin creating some man-made trails.
Until then, you can virtually explore all 23 mtb trails in Scotland from the comfort of your own couch at scottishmountainbiketrails.com. This Bing-based map app brings all 23 Scottish MTB trails to a digial 3D format for mobile and desktop devices.
The app as mentioned already, features 23 trails, it also holds over 60 minutes worth of live headcam footage of every trail in Scotland! The 3D terrain animation aslo invites users to browse trails they have never been to before and with the camera controls, they can roam the 3D terrain as the videos play to enhance the visual experience of the trails in Scotland. Video overlays also provide elevation and grading guidance.