A record-breaking number of cyclists have entered a popular north-east race.
More than 1,000 riders have put their names down for the race which will be held on Saturday, June 22, as part of the Midsummer Beer Happening festival in Stonehaven.
Participants will set off from the event’s purpose-built marquee in Baird Park.
They will take on three different routes, all of which take in the daunting climb of the Cairn 0 Mount.
The Undo covers 52 miles and takes in the Cairn once. The Redo goes for more than 70 miles and the Dinnaedo is an endurance test at 100 miles – with the latter two both going over the Cairn twice.
Festival organiser, Robert Lindsay, said: “The Midsummer Beer Happening Sportive has, in just five years, grown to be one of the most popular events in Scotland’s cycling calendar.
“Our first sportive in 2015 had 180 cyclists. This year we have 1,000, which is a remarkable achievement.
“You would be hard put to find another event which offers a challenge like this in such beautiful countryside as the rolling – and at times remarkably steep – Mearns countryside.”
The associated beer festival takes place from June 20 to 22 in Baird Park and people can find out more at www.midsummerbeerhappening.co.uk