Dozens of cyclists helped Dundee Thistle celebrate 90 years in fitting style.
The cycling club held two separate rides, one of 90 miles and the other of 90km, to mark its anniversary.
A total of 65 cyclists took part, with an “incredible” 27 club members cycling both distances.
Phil Morris posted on the Dundee Thistle Facebook page: “Thanks to all who turned up to make our 90 mile and 90 km for 90 years celebration runs a great success.
“I hope you all enjoyed the routes and hope there was something for all abilities. Special thanks to Ali and Brian who arrived early to set up the hall, Sonya, Audra, Ana and Chris for manning the kitchen and setting out all the food, to all who contributed in any way towards the magnificent post event buffet and Muirhead and Birkhill for the use of their hall.
“It was great to meet people who had travelled from Fife, Montrose, Forfar, Arbroath, etc, etc and even one guy from Stirling to take part in an event more aimed at local riders. It also makes me beam with pride that our own club had an incredible 27 Thistle club members take part over the two distances.”
Dundee Thistle began in 1929 as an old club under new colours. The name was adopted when the membership of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) Cycling Club, which flourished between 1926 and 1929, had become the largest cycling body in the city.
The club decided they needed to divide into two groups. The female section formed the Heatherbell C.C. while the male group became the Dundee Thistle R.C.
The club has compiled a special 27-page booklet outlining its history since becoming established. The content has been gleaned from press cuttings, club reviews, minutes of meetings and personal memories.
Although the club no longer boasts a membership of 300, as it did in the 1930s,
it still has about 70 active members.
This year the club hosted the highest level of road races and time trials. June saw the club once again hosting the Scottish National 25TT Championships on the A90 Road north of Forfar.
In July the Thistle hosted the Scottish National Road Race Championships for women and men, considered the highlight of the Scottish road racing year. It was ran on a course around Glen Isla in Angus.
Other special attractions to mark the 90-year anniversary include a dinner, featuring special guest speakers, on October 19 at The Quay in Dundee. Anniversary jerseys have also been made.