CYCLISTS from across Scotland are set to head for the Rosneath peninsula this weekend for a popular road racing event.

The Hugh Dornan Memorial Road Race features four laps of the peninsula, starting at the foot of Whistlefield Road in Garelochhead and travelling anti-clockwise, covering a total distance of around 120 kilometres.

The event, round three of the Scottish ALBA Series, one of Scotland’s premier road cycling series, is organised by the Lomond Roads Cycling Club.

The race is a National B category race and is open to riders in categories E, 1, 2 and 3.

The race takes place on Sunday, May 19, starting at 10am, and is expected to feature around 60 competitors, with drivers around the peninsula, in particular on the B833 and B872, urged to proceed with caution and to look out for cyclists in the area.