Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire government resigned on Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters.
The move was seen as largely symbolic; Rutte's government will remain in office in a caretaker mode until a new coalition is formed after a 17 March election in the Netherlands. The resignation brings to an end a decade in office for Rutte, although his party is expected to win the election, putting him first in line to begin talks to form the next government. If he succeeds in forming a new coalition, Rutte would most likely again become prime minister.
Other than being a popular and largely successful leader, Mark Rutte is also famous for riding a bicycle to the work. Even as he finished a press conference on Friday, announcing his government's resignation, Rutte rode away in a bicycle.
However, Mark Rutte is not the only world leader or politician who enjoys bicycling. From bodybuilding legend turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Indian PM Narendra Modi, here are some politicians who enjoy taking a bicycle ride:
The UK PM was spotted exercising in east London's Olympic Park last week.
The former US president is known for being fit and is often seen taking bicyle rides with his daughters.
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev
Putin, perhaps the most sporty of all world leaders, is famous for partaking in outdoor activities.
King and Queen of the Netharlands
Not only their PM, but the Dutch King and Queen also go on cycle rides.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President Erdoğan partakes in healthy outdoor activities as cycling time tot ime.
French President Emmanuel Macron
As an young and eccentric leader, Macron rides bicycles on rallies and such.
The legendary bodybuilder turned politician and former California Governor, Schwarzenegger enjoys bicycle rides.
Former Australian PM Tony Abbott
Former Australaim PM Abbott like to take bicycle rides.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
The former French President Sarkozy is also famous for his penchant for remaining fit.
The next in line to the British throne is famous for his suits and as it appears, he is nonchalant in being the quenessential British gentleman riding a bicyle while donning a fine suit.
Indian PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi got a bicyle gift from his Dutch counter part.
Former Italian PM Matteo Renzi
The 46-year old Renzi likes to take bicycle rides.
George W Bush
The 43rd President of the US like bicycling.
Former UK PM Blair has been seen riding a bicycle time to time.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde
The paved roads of Brussels make for a pleasant ride for the Belgium's king and queen.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Moon is said to enjoy cycling.
Venezuela's former leader partook in several public cycling events.
Only outdoor activity Trump seems to like is golf, but the soon to be former US President was seen confusingly looking a bicycle.