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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 2,571 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
23rd Jan 2018Photo #7390323rd Jan 2016Path washed out due to water flowing across the path from adjacent ground.Track:
Problem
track
22nd Jan 2018Photo #9156922nd Jan 2017Riverside cycleway, TaipeiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Jan 2018Photo #2042821st Jan 2010An entrance to a major underground cycle park at Antwerpen Centraal station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20th Jan 2018Photo #9023820th Jan 2017Hipster cycle-themed café, TaipeiOther:
Misc
general
19th Jan 2018Photo #6370819th Jan 2015The morning commute over Mill Road bridge.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
18th Jan 2018Photo #2039018th Jan 2010Bridge closed except to cyclists and pedestrians.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17th Jan 2018Photo #9408917th Jan 2013A launch ride for Tour de France in CambridgeBicycle:
Event
bicycles
16th Jan 2018Photo #8363116th Jan 2010A bollard right in the middle of a narrow cycle path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Jan 2018Photo #8879115th Jan 2017Tourists are encouraged to stay off the roads in Georgetown, PenangCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Jan 2018Photo #8718214th Jan 2017End of cycle route, start of towpath, next to the River Cam.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th Jan 2018Photo #8797813th Jan 2017Gaudy trishaws waiting for tourists in the centre of Melaka (Malacca, Malaysia)Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
12th Jan 2018Photo #8716512th Jan 2017"Why oh why won't they use the cycleways provided???"Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
11th Jan 2018Photo #7372411th Jan 2016Space for cycling in different directions on Cycle Superhighway 5Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
10th Jan 2018Photo #8744710th Jan 2017A street-sweeper's trike, SingaporeBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
9th Jan 2018Photo #632869th Jan 2015Riders leaving Wandlebury Country park to celebrate the opening of a new route.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
8th Jan 2018Photo #871508th Jan 2017The Double Helix bridge, SingaporeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
7th Jan 2018Photo #731527th Jan 2016Even in winter this bridleway is well used, but could do with a sealed surface.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
6th Jan 2018Photo #632606th Jan 2015Excellently sited cycle parking outside The Alma pub.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
5th Jan 2018Photo #559615th Jan 2014A nice straight through transition between the road and the new park entrance.Road environment:
Good practice
road
4th Jan 2018Photo #872684th Jan 2017Three different bollards at the eastern end of the Carter Bridge.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
3rd Jan 2018Photo #731183rd Jan 2016Exposed tramline in Hyndland Road.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
2nd Jan 2018Photo #278962nd Jan 2011Road closure, creating a cycling alternative to the newer parallel road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31st Dec 2017Photo #4690431st Dec 2012Testing out the Christmas presents in Acton ParkCycleway:
Event
cycleways
30th Dec 2017Photo #8719330th Dec 2016A real cycle lane on Cattle Market StreetCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th Dec 2017Photo #8680929th Dec 2016Bizarre cycle lane merges onto the road and ends abruptly at a give way marking.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
28th Dec 2017Photo #7300528th Dec 2015No Dogs in Archway Park - but no mention of cyclingGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
27th Dec 2017Photo #2759127th Dec 2010Path to Walberswick - popular for cycling in summer, not very rideable in winterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Dec 2017Photo #6368226th Dec 2014A warning sign that has been made as inconspicuous as possible.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
25th Dec 2017Photo #2757025th Dec 2010Cambridge station on Christmas Day - no trains, no cars, but plenty of bikes.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
24th Dec 2017Photo #1210824th Dec 2005Geocacaching by bike, along the Roman Road by way open to bikes.Other:
Misc
general
23rd Dec 2017Photo #7298523rd Dec 2015Why does British traffic engineering require so many 'End of Cycle Route' signs?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
22nd Dec 2017Photo #1235522nd Dec 2007A wide cycle path in Assen, with priority over all the side-roadsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
21st Dec 2017Photo #8651521st Dec 2016A seasonal bicycle!Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
20th Dec 2017Photo #2754720th Dec 2010Portugal Place, Cambridge, Christmas lightsRoad environment:
Event
road
19th Dec 2017Photo #7293119th Dec 2015A newly surfaced path alongside the Firth of Forth for NCN 76Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Dec 2017Photo #8647518th Dec 2016Regent's Canal on a Sunday afternoon - the path doesn't feel wide enoughCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
17th Dec 2017Photo #8727017th Dec 2016Cycle parking at Birmingham International StationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
16th Dec 2017Photo #3678416th Dec 2011A bike shop in Temuco, Chile, in the run-up to Christmas.Bike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
15th Dec 2017Photo #7289515th Dec 2015Tidily parked bikes - but some bikes don't fit in easily and so are at the ends.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
14th Dec 2017Photo #6255514th Dec 2012A road in southern Kathmandu.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
13th Dec 2017Photo #6397313th Dec 2014Not an attractive place to park, adjacent to fly-tipping by the footbridge rampCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
12th Dec 2017Photo #3676012th Dec 2011Lots of bikes at a classy vegetarian restaurant, Santiago, ChileCycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
11th Dec 2017Photo #6312811th Dec 2014Lots of green vegetables being carried on this bike on Kathmandu's ring road.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
10th Dec 2017Photo #6300510th Dec 2014I think this cycle lane in Yerevan is on the road, but it's hard to tell!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
9th Dec 2017Photo #863429th Dec 2016On-street cycle shelter, RotherhitheCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
8th Dec 2017Photo #638558th Dec 2014Cycle parking outside a gym.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
7th Dec 2017Photo #367277th Dec 2011Trikes and karts in the plaza, Valparaíso, Chile.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
6th Dec 2017Photo #869436th Dec 2014King's Boulevard, an active travel route near King's Cross station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Dec 2017Photo #131275th Dec 2007Riverside Bridge, Cambridge, under construction.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
4th Dec 2017Photo #726734th Dec 2015Roadworks for the Cycle Superhighway along the Victoria Embankment in 2015Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
3rd Dec 2017Photo #862413rd Dec 2016London Route 75 passing under the railway at Berrylands, and some cycle parking.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Dec 2017Photo #726412nd Dec 2015A city-bound cycle lane on Rochdale Road, Manchester.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
1st Dec 2017Photo #283171st Dec 2010Snow in Sheffield stopped motor traffic for a week in 2010, but not this chap!Other:
Event
general
30th Nov 2017Photo #4677230th Nov 2012Mountain biking in Hall Ranch Open Space Park, Lyons COCycleway:
Event
cycleways
29th Nov 2017Photo #6282229th Nov 2014Cycle parking obstructed by Christmas market in Argyle Street.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
28th Nov 2017Photo #6281528th Nov 2014Bus stop by-pass on Durham Road, Sunderland. Nice.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
27th Nov 2017Photo #7287427th Nov 2015Cycle parking with a pump and an elephant!Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
26th Nov 2017Photo #9396926th Nov 2014This is why slotted concrete blocks should never be used for cycling parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
25th Nov 2017Photo #549825th Nov 2000The cycle bridge over the railway at Cambridge Railway Station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24th Nov 2017Photo #7255924th Nov 2015Both these dead ends are in fact handy through routes for cycling.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
23rd Nov 2017Photo #6293723rd Nov 2014The road is miles wide, but of course it was better to block the cycle track.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22nd Nov 2017Photo #3624022nd Nov 2011Start of seafront cycle route south from central Iquique, Chile.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Nov 2017Photo #7250321st Nov 2015Part of the Milton Keynes redway system.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Nov 2017Photo #5432820th Nov 2013Barriers and no dropped kerb approaching a crossing of the A30.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
19th Nov 2017Photo #8597319th Nov 2016Road closed to motor traffic, open to everyone else.Road environment:
Good practice
road
18th Nov 2017Photo #8596518th Nov 2016"Please do not obstruct" - oh, the irony!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
17th Nov 2017Photo #3617617th Nov 2011Tricycle stall, Santiago, ChileBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
16th Nov 2017Photo #3679316th Nov 2010Was the cycle stand full?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Nov 2017Photo #8589515th Nov 2016Form over function? This foot and cycle bridge is hazardous in wet weather.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Nov 2017Photo #9299814th Nov 2015An interesting bicycle in NewcastleBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
13th Nov 2017Photo #8591613th Nov 2016Start of a brief stretch of new shared-use path on NCN route 3 towards MarazionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Nov 2017Photo #8587912th Nov 2016CycleBognor riders out and about on a misty November day in BoshamRoad environment:
Misc
road
11th Nov 2017Photo #4632011th Nov 2012Heavily guarded cycle route under the railway at LetchworthCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
10th Nov 2017Photo #6234010th Nov 2014A Georgian traffic jamCongestion:
Event
congestion
9th Nov 2017Photo #724229th Nov 2015Cycle parking in Chisinau, Moldova, is all provided by businesses.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
8th Nov 2017Photo #929808th Nov 2015Tramway crossing and junction, with two-stage turn waiting area, in AmsterdamDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
7th Nov 2017Photo #627527th Nov 2014Cycle parking at the University of LiverpoolCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Nov 2017Photo #929716th Nov 2015Cycleway alongside a tramway in Amsterdam - in a nicely-greened areaDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
5th Nov 2017Photo #857905th Nov 2016A cut-through in Harpenden, linking service roads parallel to the A1081Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Nov 2017Photo #346204th Nov 2011Parking at Perranwell Station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
3rd Nov 2017Photo #723683rd Nov 2015Cycling on a traffic-free street in Lugoj, RomaniaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Nov 2017Photo #721392nd Nov 2015Cambridge morning rush hourOther:
Infrastructure
general
1st Nov 2017Photo #926661st Nov 2014Temporary diversion for cycles in AmsterdamCycleway:
Event
cycleways
31st Oct 2017Photo #6214331st Oct 2014The cycle parking is rather ancient, but at least it is conveniently located.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
30th Oct 2017Photo #8571230th Oct 2016Public space reclaimed by removing through motor traffic from one short streetRoad environment:
Good practice
road
29th Oct 2017Photo #8564229th Oct 2016Narrow cluttered pavement converted to shared use.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
28th Oct 2017Photo #3439628th Oct 2011Covered cycle parking at a new development in Hinckley.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
27th Oct 2017Photo #9318427th Oct 2015Badly-installed cycle parking - basically not usableCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
26th Oct 2017Photo #7225626th Oct 2015Shiney new cycle track by the main road through Deva, RomaniaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th Oct 2017Photo #8554225th Oct 2016Route beside the North Circular Road/A112 interchange and access to underpassCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24th Oct 2017Photo #7205224th Oct 2015A green strip between parked vehicles on Kilbirnie Street. What could it be?Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
23rd Oct 2017Photo #4624423rd Oct 2012Messy road closure next to NCN72Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
22nd Oct 2017Photo #5593822nd Oct 2013Canalside cycle route out of ChesterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Oct 2017Photo #7201821st Oct 2015Segregated cycle track and parking on one of Cluj's main arteries.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
20th Oct 2017Photo #8358720th Oct 2015If you look carefully you can see the sign on the wall across the roadRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
19th Oct 2017Photo #7219119th Oct 2015Handy space for laundry and bike storage on the staircase of this block of flatsCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
18th Oct 2017Photo #2632218th Oct 2010Stairway to heaven it isn't, pooly lit, steep, slippery metal steps, on NCN558Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
17th Oct 2017Photo #9254217th Oct 2016Apparently this is supposedly a cycle-friendly junctionRoad environment:
Problem
road
16th Oct 2017Photo #3425616th Oct 2011Narrow door-zone cycle lanes on Kilmarnock Road. Even the parking is too narrow!Road environment:
Problem
road
15th Oct 2017Photo #9250215th Oct 2016Contraflow - not a brilliant implementation but a useful routeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways

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