Police are appealing for information after an elderly cyclist was found with life-threatening injuries on a north-east road.
Emergency services were called to the B9170 Inverurie to New Deer road, near Cuminestown, at about 3pm yesterday.
A member of the public alerted them after coming across an injured 82-year-old man was found off his bike, near to Balquhindachy Farm.
He was subsequently taken to the royal infirmary, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The cyclist was wearing a red helmet, yellow jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms with reflective strips and cycling a blue coloured bicycle with black panniers attached to the front and rear.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage to get in touch.
Road Policing PC Tim Addy said “First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the public who assisted the male prior to the arrival of emergency services.
“As part of our inquiries into this incident, we would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident and have not yet been in contact with police.”
Anyone who can help should contact 101.