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 joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.