But despite bravely demonstrating his two-wheel credentials, the bicycle-riding PM was given a "kicking" in the polls.
Prime Minister pedals to polling station
Tony Blair cycling to a polling station? Not on your nelly. It was Latvia’s Prime Minister, Indulis Emsis, a member of the Latvian Green Party.
Exit polls indicate that opposition groups had swept aside the centre-right coalition parties, including Emsis’ Green Party.
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