SOME of the country's top cyclists descended on Paisley's historic town centre to compete in a national event.
The fourth annual Scottish Cycling Circuit Race 2012 took place in the Renfrewshire town yesterday.
Cyclists, ranging from under-8s to the fastest adult riders in the country took on the challenging course.
The popular event got under way at 10am with the youth events.
Starting at Gauze Street, outside the Town Hall, the keen riders continued to Paisley Cross before riders turned left down St Mirren Brae and onto Orchard Street.
Cyclists then turned left again onto Bridge Street over the White Cart River, past the Council HQ Building and the historic Paisley Abbey before sweeping round the final bend and the finishing straight, up to Paisley Cross.
As well as the races, spectators were treated to impressive displays from The Clan cycle stunt team.
Councillor Jim Harte, convener of Renfrewshire Council's environment and infrastructure policy board, said: "It's a challenging course and a great backdrop for all the excitement and fun on the day.
"This is a major cycling event and a great family day."
The event incorporates the 2012 Scottish Circuit Race Championships, the Youth Road Race Championships and the West of Scotland Circuit Championships.