Cyclists gathered in Chapelton of Elsick on Sunday for the annual bike ride to raise funds for North East Sensory Services (Ness).
The event was split into two races with 79 experienced riders and teams starting early to complete the challenging 46-mile cycle through the Aberdeenshire countryside.
The second race featured families and young children on their bikes and was a much more manageable 12 miles.
Some of the 67 riders taking part in the second race were able to complete to route in just over 30 minutes.
The weather contributed to the positive atmosphere present at the event as families and loved-ones gathered to cheer on the participants.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, last year’s event had to be held virtually and many cyclists missed out on the collective support from the in-person crowds.
Event has raised £30,000 for Ness
Community fundraising co-ordinator for Ness, Lynn Batham, said: “The positive atmosphere is really lovely to see. To have this first event under our belt despite having a very tough year with the pandemic is important.
“We have families gathering together in support of the riders and even little kids on their bikes taking up the challenge all for a good cause.
“It is great to see a healthy number of people turning out even though we have had to restrict some of the additional entertainment that we have had in previous years.
“This was to help keep track of who was participating and coming to the event given the current situation.”
“The money raised from this event is going towards the added value services that Ness provides.
“These services are there to help and support those with sensory issues and hearing impairments achieve a decent level of independent living so we are very grateful for everyone’s involvement with the bike ride.”