A bike once used by a Dundee woman to smash a Scottish 230-mile cycling record will take pride of place in the city’s transport museum.
Lil Stewart, now 81, completed the gruelling distance in 1967 in just 12 hours while riding the revered bicycle the Flying Scot.
Ms Stewart, who was a member of the Heatherbell Ladies Cycling Club and the Charles Star clubs, was one of the best known cyclists in Scotland during the 1960s and 1970s, winning the Scottish Championship in 1971-72.
She can no longer ride the bicycle due to health issues, so came up with the idea of donating it to Dundee Museum of Transport.
Her friend, 76-year-old Charly Mathers, refurbished the bike so that it was suitable for display. It will now be part of a special exhibit dedicated to Dundee women’s cycling heritage.
Mr Mathers said: “She was quite famous and prominent in Dundee and national cycling. She was a leading light and had an aura about her.
“Although she’s not been too well recently, she recognised the bike after I’d refurbished it which was great.
“It’s quite iconic. Every cyclist at the time aspired to have a Flying Scot. It was a top bike in those days.”
Ms Stewart worked on the production line at ATM manufacturer NCR in Dundee while at the height of her fame, during which she won a number of trophies and medals.