CYCLING fans in Clacks got the chance to witness a historic race pass through sections of the Wee County.

Spectators lined the streets near the Clackmannanshire Bridge as cyclists from more than 120 countries sped through the county as part of the UCI Cycling World Championships.

Scotland was chosen to host the international tournament, with neighbouring Stirling holding the individual time trial section of the competition.

The Wee County was not forgotten, however, with roads around the Clackmannanshire Bridge and Kilbagie Roundabout featuring in the Men’s Elite Road Race.

This race involved cyclists completing a 271 kilometre race from Edinburgh to Glasgow, making their way across the Clackmannanshire Bridge and on the A876.

The event is huge for the county and for the country as a whole, with Glasgow and Edinburgh hosting bigger aspects of the tournament, the largest of its kind in the sport.

The World Championships is the first to incorporate 13 existing UCI worlds into one grand event.

The UCI Cycling World Championships started in Glasgow on Thursday, August 3, with around 8,000 elite and amateur competitors taking part.

The championships will continue across the country this week, running until August 13, and commuters can expect to experience delays and road closures as cyclists move across Scotland.

Anyone needing to travel on these days should plan ahead for road closures and diversions on selected routes.