A wealth of nearly-new cycling equipment used to christen the Aberdeen bypass has been donated to a pair of local organisations.
Thousands of cyclists took to one section of the 35-mile road in September before it opened to traffic, as part of a special launch event.
While many took their own bikes, others were able to borrow some which had been purchased specifically for the cycling festival.
Thirteen bikes – along with 32 children’s-sized helmets and more than 1,000 hi-vis jackets – have now been donated to Adventure Aberdeen and Live Life Aberdeenshire to encourage more people to get active.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “The festival was a tremendous success with 14,000 people coming along to the unique two-day event.
“We were keen to show active forms of travel, such as cycling and walking, as well as to thank the local community for being so patient while the extensive construction works were under way.
“It therefore gives me great pleasure to hand over a range of equipment, including bikes, to two local organisations which are ideally placed to ensure that these can be used regularly by local people.”
Keith Gerrard, from Sport Aberdeen, said: “This donation will be a fantastic addition to Adventure Aberdeen’s supply of cycling equipment.
“The Kingswells base is already a popular venue for the Bikeability programme and Go Mountain bike award.
“These schemes teach and encourage children to get on their bikes and this kind donation is sure to help us to encourage communities to engage in fit and active lifestyles through cycling.”