A man has denied causing the death of a cyclist by driving carelessly.
Stephen Cocker, 51, is accused of crashing into 32-year-old bike rider Neil Jaffrey on September 7, 2014, on North Anderson Drive.
Dad-of three Mr Jaffrey, who lived in Aberdeen but was originally from the Insch area, died after sustaining a head injury.
Cocker appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he denied a charge of causing death by careless driving.
Mr Jaffrey, who was also known as Eddie, worked for Baker Oil Tools, and was a well-known figure in the running scene around the North-east.
Prosecutors allege Cocker lost control of his car while overtaking a bus.
Court documents allege Cocker drove “without due care or attention”.
The charge alleges he drove “at excessive speed for the road conditions and road layout”.
Cocker is accused of losing control of his car while overtaking a bus.
In the charge it states this caused the car to “mount the central reservation there and travel diagonally across the northbound carriageway”.
It is said that, as a result, the vehicle collided with Mr Jaffrey who was on his bike at the time.
Cocker appeared in court before Sheriff William Summers.
His case was continued to a further pre-trial hearing.
Cocker, whose address was given in court papers as 164 Cummings Park Circle, Aberdeen, will return to court later this month.