eguide Scotland is a small family business operating from a workshop located next to our house, in the pretty Royal Deeside village of Aboyne. Primarily run by myself (Tony), but supported by my wife (Morag), 2 enthusiastic daughters and 6 cheeky dogs!
We moved to Aboyne 5 years ago to be closer to the hills and mountains which we enjoy spending our time in. I’d fallen in love with the endless miles of off-road trails and Morag was beyond frustrated at the amount of time I would be away from home exploring. She decided that moving across Aberdeenshire to be closer to Royal Deeside would at least reduce my travelling time between adventures!
As a veteran of the supply chain working in the oil industry, I hope that I understand the importance of managing expectations and customer requirements. Although the primary focus of eguide Scotland is to get people out riding bikes and having fun…. I have to ensure that everything I do is with integrity and consideration to my customers needs. No request is too big (or too small) and I will endeavour to make your rental or guided experience as special and as memorable as possible.
I am a qualified MBL Level 2 Mountain bike Guide and Gold qualified Velotech bike mechanic. I hold the BASP Emergency Outdoor First Aid qualification. My routes are always risk assessed and we carry all the necessary insurances. Things which eguides customers have come to take for granted – but the meshing together of which will bring them a richer and safer experience.
Its not possible to run a successful business without the support and collaboration of other like-minded people. eguide works with some amazing local businesses who share our passion for Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms – and between us all we hope that you can understand why!
THE premier independent bikeshop in the North East of Scotland. Owned and managed by Richard and Liz Watts – Cyclehighlands in Ballater is the only destination to concern yourself with. Acting not only as a brilliant bikeshop selling top brands such as Santa Cruz, Kona and Merida – but they are also an important hub for the local mountainbiking community.
Who do the guides turn to when they want someone to guide them? Chris Roper from Ride in Peace is our go to guy for guiding and coaching. As Chris says "its all about riding in peaceful places and enjoying beauty of the hills. We want to help you gain the skills and experience to ride with confidence."
Makers of bespoke wooden coaching and training aids. Sender Ramps have supplied all of the ramps and obstacles which we use as part of our coaching sessions. We rent our ramps – contact us for further details.
We work with some amazing and diverse accommodation providers - all offering you something unique and special within the heart of Royal Deeside.