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#BikesAtPollingStations like #DogsAtPollingStations …but with bikes - here's our round-up

#BikesAtPollingStations trends as UK votes - Tweets from Jeremy Corbyn - and someone who took along their 2-wheeled rather than 4-legged friend

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.

Oh, and #dogsAtPollingStations was trending too. Some people had to make the decision between four legs or two wheels.

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.

Islington councillor Caroline Russell, who is standing for election to the London Assembly for the Green Party, also tweeted a picture.

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.

And finally ... there’s always someone who missed out. Next time, eh? For that referendum next month, perhaps?


Simon joined 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.

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harrybav | 8 years ago

I'm inspired now to get an extended handlebar stem, looks good on Jeremy's bike. The bars aren't actually that high compared to the saddle though. Must be a small frame.

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