Some Glenlivet news

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  • Some Glenlivet news
  • Premier Icon rockthreegozy
    Subscriber

    Good news. I’ve only ridden there once but it was good fun, expansion of the trails would be welcome. Cafe was good but I can understand it might not get significant footfall..

    scotroutes
    Member

    The cafe at Nethy Bridge is one of the very best. This is great news.

    Premier Icon nobbingsford
    Subscriber

    Excellent news. We were there on the last day the cafe was open – it was pretty glum! Great to see it opening again.

    Premier Icon Clink
    Subscriber

    What’s the name of the cafe in Nethy Bridge – up there in Feb?

    Premier Icon euain
    Subscriber

    Great news.. kids were much faster round the course when there was the prospect of hot chocolate and cake at the end of it.

    Premier Icon felltop
    Subscriber

    That’s great news!

    Great to hear – it’s a lovely wee trail to ride when you’re in the area.

    scotroutes
    Member

    What’s the name of the cafe in Nethy Bridge – up there in Feb?

    Nethy House. Easy to find, on the corner beside the bridge.

    Premier Icon FOG
    Subscriber

    Never done Glenlivet but never pass the Nethy cafe so a good incentive to get to the trails

    benv
    Member

    Only been once. The cafe was great but unfortunately empty apart from me on a late spring weekend.

    dahedd
    Member

    Great news about the café. The old one was great and it closing will have put folk of riding there. If we get a new café & new trails then it’ll be fantastic. Had the kids there in the summer hols and the final section of the blue trails just not the same without the smell of bacon rolls to guide you home.

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    Have noticed over the years that “bike van man” tends to avoid trailhead cafes as do many others riding £xxxxxx bikes who think that a coffee & cake are a rip off and cafes are raking it in. The same people are unlikely to support an lbs.
    Sad, but true imo…..
    Been around long enough to witness it all….
    Was at Glenlivet when it opened and the cafe was good then.
    Let’s hope that rent, rates, weather and harvesting closures don’t cause the new propieters any grief.

    scotroutes
    Member

    Have noticed over the years that “bike van man” tends to avoid trailhead cafes as do many others riding £xxxxxx bikes who think that a coffee & cake are a rip off and cafes are raking it in. The same people are unlikely to support an lbs.
    Sad, but true imo….

    Can’t say I’ve really noticed. There are, inevitably, a lot of “bike vans” away from trail centres. One of the advantages of a van is being able to cater for yourself and therefore not be restricted to wherever there are trail centres/cafes. Any time I’m at Laggan it seems to be around 25% vans of some description.

    NZCol
    Member

    Good news, will make a visit in the camper as my daughter loved the blue and the pump track.

    Premier Icon kcal
    Subscriber

    was expecting news of another ‘expression’ 🙂

    Premier Icon kelvin
    Subscriber

    Nethy House

    Hang on… is that were the butcher (and seller of other delicious delights) is/was?
    Or is that ‘round the corner?

    scotroutes
    Member

    The butcher is next door.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Premier Icon daviek
    Subscriber

    That’s great news! I hope they still get the cakes made by the local lady, they were magic! The red takes in so much area there should be plenty of room for other trails there.

    I’m really looking forward to this

    philjunior
    Member

    Have noticed over the years that “bike van man” tends to avoid trailhead cafes as do many others riding £xxxxxx bikes who think that a coffee & cake are a rip off and cafes are raking it in. The same people are unlikely to support an lbs.
    Sad, but true imo…..

    I wasn’t aware there was an obligation to use the trail centre facilities, and am very surprised to learn there’s clearly a perceived wealth level at which one must visit support the cafe and buy exclusively from the LBS regardless of the cost or convenience of doing so.

    Please can we urgently clarify how expensive our bikes and bike vans can look before we no longer have the freedom of choice (for the record I usually use the cafes and sometimes use an lbs but often online is far more convenient, particularly for specific parts the LBS doesn’t have a hope of stocking, and my car currently looks a mess, bike was £1k second hand 2 yrs ago so I sincerely hope my behaviour is on the acceptable side of the divide here).

    Edit – hope to sample the new cafe soon of course!

    Blackflag
    Member

    Have noticed over the years that “bike van man” tends to avoid trailhead cafes as do many others riding £xxxxxx bikes who think that a coffee & cake are a rip off and cafes are raking it in. The same people are unlikely to support an lbs.
    Sad, but true imo…..

    I too am utterly aware of the requirement to spend as much as i can afford in local businesses when out and about. I went walking in wales the other week and took a packed lunch. What a **** i must be.

    Part of being a business / capitalist is knowing your market and planning accordingly. There is no implied right that others are morally obliged to use your services.

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