Our Story

Est. 2004

Formed in 2004 by Richard and Liz Watts, Cyclehighlands has grown from a rental and guiding service to become Aberdeenshire’s largest independent cycle store. Specialists in off-road cycles including gravel and e-bikes, we also have a great selection of lightweight children’s bikes. We are located in Ballater, at the heart of Royal Deeside amongst amazing scenery and extensive trail network. As an official demo centre for many leading brands, the shop is a hub for mountain biking and is backed up by the best workshop team in Aberdeenshire.

Pictured: The Loriston Hotel to which the Cyclehighlands pavilion and grounds once belonged. Queen Victoria is among the many distinguished guests that visited the hotel.

Old Picture of the Cyclehighlands Building