Today has been polling day across the UK – for local councillors, mayors, police and crime commissioners and for the Welsh and Northern Irish assemblies, as well as the Scottish parliament.
This being 2016, there’s been a hashtag on Twitter today – #bikesatpollingstations – started by the account @Londonersonbikes highlighting people who got to the polls by pedal power.
It’s been trending, and here’s a selection of the tweets.
— Ian (@officialangell) May 5, 2016
— Dan Kelly (@deekinstow) May 5, 2016
— Ian Robertson (@CaptainIanR) May 7, 2015
Oh, and #dogsAtPollingStations was trending too. Some people had to make the decision between four legs or two wheels.
— Benjamin Johnson (@BENJBLOOMFIELDS) May 7, 2015
Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn was among those who cycled to the polling station to cast their vote. Of course he did. And you’ll never guess which way he voted.
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) May 5, 2016
Islington councillor Caroline Russell, who is standing for election to the London Assembly for the Green Party, also tweeted a picture.
— Londoners on Bikes (@LondonrsOnBikes) May 5, 2016
While we’re glad to have spotted one of the Cyclists Stay Awesome stickers here, remember that voting is, too! And if you're reading this story just after it's been published, you still have around an hour.
I'm tweeting this again. Get out and vote people. It's a lovely sunny day! pic.twitter.com/9UQjwose1J
— The Votey Highwayman (@RantyHighwayman) May 5, 2016
And finally ... there’s always someone who missed out. Next time, eh? For that referendum next month, perhaps?
— Katie (@klswannie) May 5, 2016
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.