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Photo of the day archive: our favourite photo each day

Here you can browse the archive of our Photo of the day, shown on the front page each day and Tweeted to our followers each day.

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The chosen photo is always selected from those taken on the same month and date as the current day.

You can also browse all the photos taken on any particular day.

Showing items 1 to 100 from total of 3,112 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
18th Jul 2019Photo #5991818th Jul 2014Cycling no-handed across this footbridge over the river Goyt.Track:
Good practice
track
17th Jul 2019Photo #8390717th Jul 2016Diverted footway and cycle lane, at the expense of space for motor vehicles.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
16th Jul 2019Photo #8294116th Jul 2016Country roads - what is coming round the corner?Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
15th Jul 2019Photo #8280315th Jul 2016A quiet moment on Clerkenwell RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
14th Jul 2019Photo #10117014th Jul 2018River Elbe cycleway (Elberadweg), Germany, between Dresden and the Czech border.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
13th Jul 2019Photo #10056913th Jul 2018The nettles are starting to take over the path again.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
12th Jul 2019Photo #8291712th Jul 2016The Rhein bridge - cyclists heading towards KarlsruheCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Jul 2019Photo #10069111th Jul 2018NCN route 66 on the excellent towpath west from Leeds station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
10th Jul 2019Photo #10054310th Jul 2018Map of the Wonders of Wakefield Cycle TrailRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
9th Jul 2019Photo #826619th Jul 2016The Venice Beach Bike PathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Jul 2019Photo #912638th Jul 2017Promotion for walking and cycling to the station, next to a busy car park.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
7th Jul 2019Photo #826377th Jul 2016A cycle lane through a junction on Camino Pablo, Orinda, California.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th Jul 2019Photo #675986th Jul 2015Miles of tree lined avenues in East Germany are ideal for cycle touring.Road environment:
Good practice
road
5th Jul 2019Photo #513385th Jul 2013Hey Mr Whippy, mind that cyclist!Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
4th Jul 2019Photo #913754th Jul 2017Cyclists contemplating a short tunnel on the Gasterntal road, SwitzerlandRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
3rd Jul 2019Photo #671683rd Jul 2015Circular bike used by the gods to travel to Hades in "Orpheus in the Underworld"Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
2nd Jul 2019Photo #910742nd Jul 2017Does the cycle parking reflect well on the venue?Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
1st Jul 2019Photo #1002861st Jul 2018An already narrow shared-use footway in Fairlie, with a bus stop.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
30th Jun 2019Photo #10573530th Jun 2014Good Bye Cycle Lane, Hello School RunCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
29th Jun 2019Photo #7296029th Jun 2015Loading up on the Camusnagaul ferry.Other:
Infrastructure
general
28th Jun 2019Photo #9096928th Jun 2017Cycle parking at the lower level entry to Lille-Europe stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
27th Jun 2019Photo #6711927th Jun 2015Preparing for a tour with Oldenburg's Mayor.Road environment:
Event
road
26th Jun 2019Photo #8247526th Jun 2016A motor traffic-free bridge on London Cycle Network route 14Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Jun 2019Photo #10051225th Jun 2018An obvious desire line to go straight to and from the carriageway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
24th Jun 2019Photo #9997724th Jun 2018This sign has evolved to grow up through the foliage to reveal its message.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
23rd Jun 2019Photo #5051523rd Jun 2013Quiet roads on the Shotley peninsula.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
22nd Jun 2019Photo #9091422nd Jun 2017Not a water feature but the cycle pathTrack:
Problem
track
21st Jun 2019Photo #9079821st Jun 2017Cycling on the North Yorkshire MoorsTrack:
Infrastructure
track
20th Jun 2019Photo #6704220th Jun 2015Lots of bikes parked by Padstow harbourCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
19th Jun 2019Photo #9980819th Jun 2017Forth Road Bridge cycle lane. No better way to get north of EdinburghDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
18th Jun 2019Photo #5941218th Jun 2014Floating bus stops with shelters on narrow islands in Stadskanaal.Other:
Misc
general
17th Jun 2019Photo #9068817th Jun 2017A shopping trip being carried out by bike, despite the lack of facilities.Road environment:
Problem
road
16th Jun 2019Photo #9979616th Jun 2018The end! Arriving at Southwold Pier on the Cambridge to Southwold ride.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
15th Jun 2019Photo #6139215th Jun 2014Tourists on the virtually motor-traffic-free island of BréhatCycleway:
Event
cycleways
14th Jun 2019Photo #9061114th Jun 2017A new bike shelter but one of the stands appears to have gone missing!Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
13th Jun 2019Photo #8198313th Jun 2016Several cars left behind because the group of cyclists took the load over 25.Other:
Event
general
12th Jun 2019Photo #9055712th Jun 2017Is there adequate cycle parking at the student residences?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
11th Jun 2019Photo #2909911th Jun 2010The start of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage AKCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
10th Jun 2019Photo #10179010th Jun 2017Cyclists on Divis Mountain, Belfast, County AntrimCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Jun 2019Photo #904739th Jun 2017CS3 CycleSuperhighway through Hyde ParkDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
8th Jun 2019Photo #499578th Jun 2013Park and Ride Human powered people carrier at the Lammas Land playgroundBicycle:
Event
bicycles
7th Jun 2019Photo #819157th Jun 2016Cycleway alongside the coast, BarcelonaDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
6th Jun 2019Photo #941396th Jun 2013Cycle track in Stevenage, grade-separated from trafficCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Jun 2019Photo #819685th Jun 2016Cycle parking with electric charging points in Ypres.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
4th Jun 2019Photo #1066024th Jun 2018Cycling in BergenRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
3rd Jun 2019Photo #904123rd Jun 2017A peculiar arrangement at the bus stop.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Jun 2019Photo #590782nd Jun 2014Pointless signage in Summerfield Park, Birmingham.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
1st Jun 2019Photo #903851st Jun 2017On Nice's main shopping street some cyclists ride on the tramway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st May 2019Photo #9308331st May 2016Bike rental artGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
30th May 2019Photo #7301630th May 2015Cyclists on bridleway near Smardale Gill viaductTrack:
Infrastructure
track
29th May 2019Photo #5095929th May 2013Antwerpen themed cycle.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
28th May 2019Photo #9978228th May 2018How can anyone trust signage like this?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
27th May 2019Photo #9014927th May 2017Warning of bike theft at The Punter pub, CambridgeGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
26th May 2019Photo #6624426th May 2015Smooth concrete cycleway alongside a railway track, Weye, Ahausen, Lower SaxonyOther:
Infrastructure
general
25th May 2019Photo #9008225th May 2017A map of cycle-sharing stations, RennesRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
24th May 2019Photo #6620524th May 2015A smooth surface for fast cycling in Dyrotz, Brandenburg, GermanyCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
23rd May 2019Photo #8115623rd May 2016Bike rental, MaubuissonBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
22nd May 2019Photo #9926822nd May 2018Cycles only beyond this point?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st May 2019Photo #8094721st May 2016Paramedic and cycle, York stationBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
20th May 2019Photo #9896620th May 2018Alternating shared-use and segregated signs - needless legalistic confusion.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
19th May 2019Photo #9889719th May 2018A verge "improved for use by walkers and riders".Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
18th May 2019Photo #9888218th May 2018Polmadie Bridge being rebuilt.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
17th May 2019Photo #5468317th May 2013Cycle route signs in RoscoffRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
16th May 2019Photo #6615716th May 2015The last half mile of the cycle route to the town centre is to be walked!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
15th May 2019Photo #9908515th May 2018Cycle parking on the pedestrianised High Street, Salisbury (NCN route 45)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
14th May 2019Photo #9930414th May 2018Two modern cycle bridges over the M5 near ExeterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th May 2019Photo #9914613th May 2018Map of routes at the National Trust's Saltram estate, including NCN 27Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
12th May 2019Photo #8140412th May 2016A painted cycle lane in need of some protection.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
11th May 2019Photo #9910711th May 2018No Motor Vehicles on the former route through Buckfast AbbeyCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
10th May 2019Photo #10177210th May 2018A cyclist descends Scrabo Road in County Down, part of NCN route 99Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th May 2019Photo #896379th May 2017Cyclist-only lane northbound through roadworks past the Royal Opera HouseRoadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
8th May 2019Photo #986538th May 2018A remarkably solid bike for a trip to the university libraryBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
7th May 2019Photo #810337th May 2016A perfect place to park at the University of ManchesterObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
6th May 2019Photo #555846th May 2010Cycle track, Abbey, Cambridge - similar to Dutch style, but with a poor surfaceDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
5th May 2019Photo #894875th May 2017Tree build outs on a residential street.Road environment:
Good practice
road
4th May 2019Photo #657724th May 2015Cycle route past Santander's ferry terminal.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
3rd May 2019Photo #896013rd May 2017Here is the entrance to the supermarket, but where is the cycle parking?Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
2nd May 2019Photo #807812nd May 2016We're pretty sure cycle signs to the Humber bridge took us this way onto the A15Road environment:
Problem
road
1st May 2019Photo #805351st May 2016NCN route 1 seems to cross this bridge entering Lincoln, but we saw no signs.Road environment:
Problem
road
30th Apr 2019Photo #5575130th Apr 2010Bike-related exhibits at the Science MuseumBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
29th Apr 2019Photo #8938129th Apr 2017Trainee cyclist on the Foss Islands Way, YorkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28th Apr 2019Photo #9836528th Apr 2018New contraflow cycling markings on Union Road, Cambridge.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
27th Apr 2019Photo #2226327th Apr 2010Cycle parking stands fashioned out of bollards, since replaced by standard ones.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
26th Apr 2019Photo #5901326th Apr 2014A poorly looking bicycle advertising scenic cycle tours.Bicycle:
Problem
bicycles
25th Apr 2019Photo #8147425th Apr 2016A new cycle path bridge over a busy road on the edge of EdinburghCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24th Apr 2019Photo #8930424th Apr 2017Rickshaw / trishaw in Changi Airport terminal.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
23rd Apr 2019Photo #9822323rd Apr 2018Is this the most ridiculous contraption possible to stop people cycling?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22nd Apr 2019Photo #9865122nd Apr 2017Lots of road cyclists stop at this excellent café in Dale.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
21st Apr 2019Photo #9892121st Apr 2018Well, it's partly clear.Car storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
20th Apr 2019Photo #10144220th Apr 2016The Port of Dover seen from NCN 1.Other:
Infrastructure
general
19th Apr 2019Photo #9882519th Apr 2018Transition to bus- and bike-lane on the A11 in NorwichCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Apr 2019Photo #8336918th Apr 2014Clydeside PathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
17th Apr 2019Photo #5829517th Apr 2014Cycle lane ends abruptly in a hedge in Colchester.Other:
Problem
general
16th Apr 2019Photo #3684816th Apr 2012Bike commuters to the Cambridge Science Park, CRC and on the St Ivo Cyclebahn.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
15th Apr 2019Photo #6532315th Apr 2015Buses and bikes have an advanced green light here.Road environment:
Good practice
road
14th Apr 2019Photo #9791514th Apr 2018Complex barriers on the orbital route, YorkObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
13th Apr 2019Photo #9785513th Apr 2018Double decker cycle parking round the side of York station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
12th Apr 2019Photo #9795912th Apr 2018Shared-use and No Cycling signs...General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
11th Apr 2019Photo #3659811th Apr 2012Narrow lanes don't suit anyone.Road environment:
Problem
road
10th Apr 2019Photo #8906010th Apr 2017I've no idea what this sign is meant to mean - there's no cycle lane here.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs

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