North-east cyclists were out in force as Aberdeen’s streets were turned into a professional route.
Clubs from across the region were at yesterday’s Tour Series and competed in a string of races, which included the Senior race, Corporate challenge and women’s race.
The North East Trial Centre, Deeside Thistle, Ecosse North Boat Inverurie and Aberdeen Wheelers were all in attendance.
Donald Stewart, chairman of Ythan Cycle Club, said the event had been fantastic.
He added: “I think the atmosphere has been great and I think the weather helped.
“It has been fantastic to see so many people coming out for it.
“All in all it has been an excellent day out.”
Competing in the women’s race was Lucy Ritchie, of Inverurie, who said taking part was “exhilarating, exhausting and exciting”.
She added: “It was absolutely amazing. I was born and bred in Aberdeen and it was an amazing experience to get to race the closed roads of Aberdeen.
“We need to get more of these sorts of things in the city.”
Rachel Pidutti Williams also took part in the women’s race.
She said: “It is really great to see events like this coming to Aberdeen and it is great to see all the people come out and support it.
“When you are going around the course and hear your name being called out – it is particularly motivating.”
Earlier in the day, youngsters had the chance to take to the streets and compete in the Active Schools Youth Under-10s and Under-12s.
The Grampian Tigers had around 20 children racing.
Coach Chris Jones said: “It has been fantastic. The whole organisation of the events has been great.
“The kids were really excited about racing and loved it.
“Hopefully it will encourage more children to take up cycling.”
John Hartley, club secretary, said: “It has been a terrific experience they all had a great time.”