Cycle racks and lockers
Aberdeenshire council is committed to providing integrated cycle and public transport facilities for longer journeys within the area, such as cycle racks and lockers at stations and the provision to carry cycles on buses and trains. Cycle lockers have been installed at all the railway stations in Aberdeenshire and at Park and Ride sites. Cycles can also be carried on a number of principal bus routes in Aberdeenshire.
Cycle racks are available at all railway stations in Aberdeenshire. Regular cyclists may wish to make use of the enclosed lockers at the following stations.
Lockers for hire
Lockers are available for hire at the following railway stations:
- Huntly (2)
- Insch (4)
- Stonehaven (4)
You have to pay a returnable deposit of £10 and a rental fee. You can hire one for:
- 4 weeks for £5
- 12 weeks for £13.50
- 24 weeks for £24
- 52 weeks for £40
Ellon Park and Ride
The Ellon Park and Ride site has 14 lockers. You have to pay a returnable deposit of £10, and you can use these lockers for as long as you require.
To inquire about a locker please visit the Ellon Park and Ride office between 6.30am and 5.30pm.
Bikes on buses
Aberdeenshire council and StageCoach Bluebird are working in partnership to allow cyclists to stow their bicycles on a number of Stagecoach services throughout Aberdeenshire.
The services allowing bikes to be stored are listed below:
- Aberdeen to Inverness (10) (PDF 1.46MB)
- Coastrider (X7) (PDF 1.46MB)
- Deeside (PDF 1.46MB)
- Buchan Xpress (PDF 1.46MB)
On the Aberdeen to Inverness route only the number 10 service has bike carrying capacity.
On the Deeside route low floored vehicles are sometimes used, which are unable to carry bikes. You can phone 0345 241 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check with the operator before travelling.
For other services, simply inform the driver when boarding the bus. They will open the luggage hold and allow the bike to be stored at no extra cost.