Cyclists and motorists in Aberdeen have been warned to take care on the roads after two serious accidents on the same day this week.
Grampian Police issued the warning after two cyclists required hospital treatment after being involved in separate collisions on Tuesday evening.
A 31-year-old man sustained a broken leg and a non-life threatening head injury after being knocked off his bike on Riverside Drive at about 5.50pm.
Later in the evening a 66-year-old man was treated for injuries at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being involved in a collision around 6.40pm near the entrance to Cults Bowling Club.
A 37-year-old female driver has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident.
Chief Inspector Ian Wallace, Grampian Police’s head of road policing, said: "Tuesday evening's collisions should remind us all about the vulnerability of pedal cyclists, particularly during the summer months when more riders make use of our roads.
"It is important that both pedal cyclists and vehicle drivers maintain an awareness of who is using the road beside them. Drivers should double check for cyclists before pulling out of, or turning into, a junction. Cyclists can sometimes be travelling more quickly than a driver expects, so this double check is vital.
"Drivers should also make sure they leave cyclists plenty of room when overtaking and if they can't overtake safely, they should wait until it is safe to do so.
"Cyclists can help themselves by making sure they ride appropriately and make use of safety equipment and clothing. Wearing high visibility clothing, even during daylight hours, can reduce the likelihood of a collision and if one does unfortunately occur, the use of a protective helmet can significantly reduce the extent of injury."