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With five days left in the election race for Bangkok governor, we look at how top candidates are making bicycles part of their policies

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Bicycles have never been sexy in the eyes of candidates for Bangkok governor - but that all changed with this election. In their race for votes, candidates are all-too-often seen mingling with citizens on public buses, visiting markets, or helping the underprivileged. This time around, they are testing their mettle with the pedals, as the two-wheeled mode of transport has become the latest fashion in photo opportunities. Some candidates embraced the bike to the point they promised to pedal to the office, if elected. 

Cyclists are not easily tricked by such obvious tactics or candidates' pledges to make the bicycle a more popular mode of transport, especially after some of them even had to be told how to wear a helmet correctly.

However, there is a sense that the future of the two-wheelers is promising.

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