By Oliver Farrimond
Cyclists are gearing up for the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Scotland.
The event sees competitors racing down the gruelling terrain in Fort William on June 6 and 7.
Mike Jardine of Rare Managment launched the first day of tickets going on sale for the world-famous event.
Scottish competitor Ben Cathro is hoping to finish in a top-ten position.
He said: “There’s always such a buzz at Fort William – we’ll be up against the world’s best riders and we really want to make sure Scotland’s well represented.
“The more home support the better!”
Ben and fellow biker Ruaridh Cunningham showed off their skills at Edinburgh’s s Calton Hill against the dramatic backdrop of the Capital’s skyline.
Ruaridh added: “It’s a massive event and you can always count on it having the biggest crowds and the best pits on the circuit.”