More than 125 cars are arriving in Carlisle for the first round of the British Rally Championship. On Saturday they will tackle stags in Kielder and on Sunday they will rally around the forests of Kershope.
Spectators have been arriving from far and wide for the Pirelli rally in Carlisle.
Gordon Mutch and his uncle Leslie spent hours on the road travelling to the Kielder stages but have praised the rally and the drivers.
"We decided to come up for the rally to see the cars and drivers but it took ages to get here. We were lost and kept going round and round but it's all been worth it. The cars have been so good to watch it's definitely been worth the trip."
– Gordon Mutch, spectator
The rally cars returned to rally HQ at Brunton Park for a service and re-fuel, before heading out to repeat the morning's stages.
Drivers have it all to do again tomorrow, when they will tackle the stages around Kershope. To find out more about the rally, including where you can watch, click here.
The Mayor of Carlisle has waved off the first few cars over the start line of the city's Pirelli Rally.
Drivers from across the UK are competing in the first round of the British Championship, watched by hundreds of local people who have turned out to support them. Competitors will now make their way to Kielder Forest for the first stage.