The Scottish launch for the Tour of Britain has been taking place against the stunning backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway - which will be the finish point in Scotland.
Some of the world's top cyclists will be taking part on September 15th, but there is a chance for local people to take part in their own ride the day before as Kim Inglis reports:
For more information about the Tour of Britain and the route that it will follow, click here.
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