Cyclists in the north-east are to be given a chance to cycle a section of the Aberdeen Bypass on their own bikes.
As part of the GoNorthEast (GNE) event 1,500 cyclists will be able to register to cycle along an 18km closed-loop on the AWPR.
This is in addition to the Borrow a Bike scheme which will see 200 bicycles – including electric ones – being made available for people to cycle a 4km stretch of the road.
The event, which is being held on September 8 and 9, will also include a 1.8km walk through the Dee Valley.
For kids the event will also include a car simulator, toy car arena and other fun activities including face painting.
Grampian Transport Museum will be bringing along 120 vintage and modern vehicles to display during the GoNorthEast event.
A free transport service byStagecoach, will run throughout the weekend, with a shuttle bus system operating between pick up points in Union Terrace and at Kingswells Park and Ride.
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members of local communities to experience the new AWPR/B-T before it becomes fully operational and we hope to encourage as many people as possible to enter the festival spirit and participate in this free event, which includes fantastic opportunities to cycle on parts of the road.
“We know the project is a hugely important and hugely anticipated one for the region. But we also fully appreciate the construction has been impactful for people.
“This family festival is intended to say a big thank you to everyone for their patience. We have thought long and hard and worked with local organisations to put on a special event that reflects the wonderfully scenic aspects and sympathetic design of the AWPR and just what this road means to Aberdeen and the area.”