Sir Chris Hoy has made a triumphant journey to Buckingham Palace carrying the Commonwealth Games baton ahead of the start of the sporting event's global relay.
Britain's most successful Olympian was given the honour of processing the symbol of Glasgow 2014 down The Mall before the Queen launches the baton on its epic trip.
The cyclist, who has retired from competitive racing after winning a clutch of Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles, was joined by the Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion Scots Guards and the Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (Royal Scots Borderers).
Sir Chris Hoy hung out with young fans at an event in Glasgow to mark the one-year countdown to the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Sir Chris Hoy has helped launch the official ticketing guide for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as the one year countdown to the sporting event begins.
One million tickets will go on sale on August 19.
As an ambassador for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sir Chris Hoy will today kick-start the one year to go countdown.
Speaking to Daybreak about his role, he said it was a "very exciting time" and he is "proud" to be involved.
Sir Chris also described his visit to the velodrome named in his honour as "surreal".
The One Year to Go milestone is being marked with a series of images capturing a giant number one figure positioned at some of Scotland's best known spots.
With 365 days to go, almost all the sporting venues are already completed and open to the public, and Glasgow city officials say they are pleased with the pace of progress.
History has already been made in Glasgow with the largest peacetime recruitment and regeneration project in Scotland.
The construction of world-class sporting venues, new infrastructure and a multimillion-pound economic boost are some of the benefits that have come the city's way.
Sir Chris Hoy will kick-start Glasgow's countdown to the Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Scotland.
The opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park on July 23 next year, when athletes from across the Commonwealth will officially begin their 11-day quest for medals.
Around 15,000 people followed in the footsteps of medal-winning stars today when they took part in a race at the Olympic Stadium, crossing the finish line.