This month we launched our 2020 fundraising campaign. For us to achieve everything we want to next year and get the project construction ready, we’re need to raise £150,000. The money will be used to fund project management costs, community engagement, legal costs for lease negotiations, the planning study coordination and delivery, a community consultation and the planning application fees.
We aim to raise a large chunk of that total target by teaming up with investors. To do this we have set up 3 investment packages; they are branded as Carbon Fiber (£10,000), Polished Titanium (£5,000) and Raw Alloy (£1000). The packages are limited in number and come with some great benefits for the investor.
We first announced these packages to our supporters via our autumn newsletter. Within a day of the announcement, eGuide Scotland got in touch, keen to find out more. Fast forward a couple of days and they had signed up as our very first Polished Titanium Investor!
Tony Yule, owner of eGuide Scotland said: “This investment is the latest in a history of financial support which I have committed to in a bid to help various local enterprises reach the goal of making Aberdeenshire the next go to destination for mountain biking adventures in the UK; with support also being given to Aberdeentshire Trail Association and Tarland Trails. By supporting such worthwhile ventures eGuidescotland believe that the fabric of our community together with our personal and collective well-being can be enriched and improved, making for a happier and better place for us all to live”.
This initial investment gets our fundraising campaign off to a great start and we’re looking forward to collaborating with eGuide throughout 2020. We are hoping that their investment will pave the way for further investors to come forward in the coming months.
eGuide Scotland are a new business venture based in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. They offer guided e-bike tours around Royal Deeside and into the Cairngorm National Park led by a qualified Mountain Bike Guide. Tours are fully customisable and can cater for all ability levels, for those looking for a quiet jaunt along the route of the Deeside line to those looking to tackle more technical terrain.
When asked what eGuide Scotland offers, Tony Commented: “From tourists and biking novices visiting the area looking for a different experience, through to seasoned mountain bike veterans wanting to challenge themselves with much longer rides and bigger climbs than they would normally have the time or energy for, E-bikes are a true enabler. I cater for the full gamut of cyclists and am open to all abilities”.
Tony continues: “at eGuide Scotland we aim to be the regions go-to provider for high quality equipment and provide first class service to meet the needs of all abilities looking for an exciting memorable and enjoyable e-bike experience.”
Tours are for groups of up to 6 people and can be half day or full day rides, with coffee or lunch stops built in along the way. Bikes and helmets are provided and are suitable for anyone age 14 and over, minimum height 5”2.
eguide Scotland also offer e-bikes for hire to individuals or groups of up to 8. These full suspension mountain bikes will take you anywhere you want to go. They will provide helmets and basic kit as well as local maps and recommendations if needed to let you get the most out of the bike and the local area.
eguide Scotland are kicking off the Christmas holidays with some half day tours to get you out the house and enjoying some fresh air, exercise and of course a mince pie or two!
The ‘Festive Frolics’ tours are half day (approx 4 hour) mountain bike rides for all abilities starting from Aboyne and taking in some of Royal Deeside’s most beautiful scenery followed by hot drinks and mince pies at the fireside back at eguide’s custom built “santas grotto”.
Perfect for a pre- or post- Christmas time out, these tours are taking place on Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December 10.00-4.00. e-bike and helmet hire and refreshments included.
They will also be running some New Year, New You detox tours and offer private tours and bike hire all year round.
Use the links below to find out more…