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NETCO

North East Trail Centre Organisation (NETCO)

28 Nov, 2017

 

NETCO FLATNETCO -  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.

UPDATE:  11 million investment plans are looking achievable for the future of Aberdeen, with NETCO chairman stating 'It’s the perfect time to launch our vision of a multi-adventure activity mountain bike park, which we firmly believe is greatly needed in Aberdeenshire. Our plans represent an opportunity to inspire more people to discover outdoor sports in a natural environment, bolster Scotland’s current mountain biking facilities strategy, create jobs and help bring sustained growth to our local economy.”

The resort, if plans proceed, will generated an estimates 70 new jobs, of which 45 would be full-time roles. Around 45km of purpose-built multi-discipline trails would be built across 256 hectares of land'.

Until then, you can virtually explore all 23 mtb trails in Scotland from the comfort of your own couch at scottishmountainbiketrails.comThis 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.