People in Inverness cycled the equivalent of Inverness to Lanarkshire during the first six weeks of the city’s electric bike hire scheme.
The Highland Council-led scheme started two months ago and aims to get more people into cycling.
The pilot project between the council, Scottish and Southern Energy and Co-Wheels Car Club, is part of an initiative to achieve a carbon-neutral Inverness in a low-carbon Highlands by 2025.
A total of 80 people signed up for the initiative and 186 miles were covered between August 18 and September 30.
On average, more than four miles each day have been covered on the e-bikes since the launch.
Keith Masson, Highland Council’s climate change policy co-ordinator, said: “I would say that it’s been a pretty good start. Quite a number of council officers have been using them for meetings. I cycled one of the bikes to a demonstration in Dingwall yesterday.
“It’s something new for Inverness and has maybe captured the imagination, and it’s also good value.
“We did have a lot of promotion at the start of the project and with the Inverness bike festival, and I think it’s all just helped get people on board.
“Seeing the bikes out and about is also fundamental. It’s a real confidence booster for people and especially those who are not regular cyclists.”
There are 12 bikes and two hire points with six lockers at each. The bike comes with a helmet, hi-visibility vest, baskets, bike lock, and a pump in each locker.
The two hire points are at Highland Council’s headquarters on Glenurquhart Road and at Falcon Square in the city centre.
The scheme is operated by Co-Wheels and an hour’s rental starts at £1.75. Inverness people can use the bikes all day for a cost of £10 and tourists pay £20.