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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.

AddAdd a photo and, if it's the best, we may feature it!
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 2,387 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
22nd Jul 2017Photo #8446322nd Jul 2016Exhibit in the Fine Arts Museum, LeipzigBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
21st Jul 2017Photo #8301421st Jul 2016Cycle lane behind parking bays in Camden Town, LondonCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Jul 2017Photo #5997320th Jul 2014New route to keep cyclists away from moving farm equipment.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
19th Jul 2017Photo #8517319th Jul 2005Very flash bike at a hotel in Pontresina, SwitzerlandBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
18th Jul 2017Photo #8586318th Jul 2016A view across Whitesand bay from ncr 3 on its way from nearby Lands End.Destination:
Misc
destinations
17th Jul 2017Photo #4728317th Jul 2011Appin station, now part of the national cycle network Route 78Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
16th Jul 2017Photo #8355316th Jul 2016E-bike charging station, SchweinfurtOther:
Good practice
general
15th Jul 2017Photo #8340615th Jul 2016Cycle track being cleaned on the Untermainbrücke, FrankfurtOther:
Good practice
general
14th Jul 2017Photo #5505314th Jul 2013Cycling past the Centre Nautique du Rhône, LyonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th Jul 2017Photo #3420213th Jul 2011Cycle track and parallel bus lane (closed to cycles), ParisCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Jul 2017Photo #8288312th Jul 2016Cycling across the main square in RastattCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Jul 2017Photo #8277411th Jul 2016There are no trains on Platform 1 at Offenburg, so a cycle route runs along it.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
10th Jul 2017Photo #5213110th Jul 2013Wadlow Wind Farm from the top of the hill at Brinkley, Cambridgeshire.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
9th Jul 2017Photo #826669th Jul 2016Busy cycleway between Venice Beach and Santa MonicaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Jul 2017Photo #826398th Jul 2016Just how many barriers are needed on access to NCN 82 in Eccles?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
7th Jul 2017Photo #596467th Jul 2014Moments after the Tour de France has passed - a traffic-free Trumpington RoadRoad environment:
Event
road
6th Jul 2017Photo #826116th Jul 2016Mountain bikers in Italy heading towards FranceBicycle:
Event
bicycles
5th Jul 2017Photo #512465th Jul 2013I'm not sure what aspect of this road is attractive to cycling!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
4th Jul 2017Photo #825904th Jul 2016Crossing in ShoreditchDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
3rd Jul 2017Photo #341893rd Jul 2011Mountain biker on the Tour du Mont BlancOther:
Event
general
2nd Jul 2017Photo #825592nd Jul 2016A very low arch here in central Bedford!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
1st Jul 2017Photo #341151st Jul 2011'Cycle Track Closed' - except it wasn't.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
30th Jun 2017Photo #5945130th Jun 2014Old cycle parking stands in a cornerCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29th Jun 2017Photo #5101429th Jun 2013The stall bike carrying a gazebo arrives at the Chesterton Festival.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
28th Jun 2017Photo #7295828th Jun 2015NCN 78 near BallachulishCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27th Jun 2017Photo #4058927th Jun 2012Tactile paving is of no use unless it is installed correctly.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
26th Jun 2017Photo #8248026th Jun 2016Absolutely no need for this level of obstruction.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
25th Jun 2017Photo #6711225th Jun 2015Cycleway gets priority over side road along Witchford Road in ElyRoad environment:
Good practice
road
24th Jun 2017Photo #8217424th Jun 2016Plenty of cycles parked at the British Antarctic SurveyCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
23rd Jun 2017Photo #8248923rd Jun 2016Beautiful new filtered permeability on this street - a big improvement!Road environment:
Good practice
road
22nd Jun 2017Photo #8320322nd Jun 2015A cycle trip to PortencrossRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
21st Jun 2017Photo #6573921st Jun 2009The Hayling Island to Eastney ferry service across Langstone HarbourDestination:
Infrastructure
destinations
20th Jun 2017Photo #6703720th Jun 1912The Cornwall Constabulary Cycle Section, seen in Bodmin Town MuseumGeneral sign/notice:
Misc
signs
19th Jun 2017Photo #8220319th Jun 2016Cycling around the walkers and dogs on the Carsington Water damCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Jun 2017Photo #8201318th Jun 2016Can't think why these two aren't tempted to experience the Lea Bridge RoundaboutRoad environment:
Problem
road
17th Jun 2017Photo #6193617th Jun 2014NCN 555 at Etruria is along the peaceful towpath of the Trent & Mersey CanalCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Jun 2017Photo #6681416th Jun 2015Cambridge Cycling Campaign's 20th birthday picnicBicycle:
Event
bicycles
15th Jun 2017Photo #6676015th Jun 2015Huge amount of car parking, inadequate cycle parking at new housing developmentOther:
Problem
general
14th Jun 2017Photo #5928014th Jun 2014The "Theaterwall" cycleway in Oldenburg passes behind a bus stop and shelter.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th Jun 2017Photo #8586713th Jun 2015Great reading/sitting nook on Roker seafront.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
12th Jun 2017Photo #2430912th Jun 2010The cycle lane across the Forth Road BridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
11th Jun 2017Photo #2494411th Jun 2010You can take your bike on the bus in Anchorage.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
10th Jun 2017Photo #8197410th Jun 2016Space for one-wheeled things!Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
9th Jun 2017Photo #837729th Jun 2016The Dava Way between Forres and Grantown-on-SpeyOther:
Infrastructure
general
8th Jun 2017Photo #391738th Jun 2012This is not a cycle route!Other:
Infrastructure
general
7th Jun 2017Photo #818937th Jun 2016Cycleway in the middle of a road in BarcelonaDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
6th Jun 2017Photo #738796th Jun 2015Double-deck cycle parking at York stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
5th Jun 2017Photo #870065th Jun 2015Exmouth Market streetscape remodelledRoad environment:
Good practice
road
4th Jun 2017Photo #295514th Jun 2010Cycle and climb to reach the University of Alaska FairbanksCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
3rd Jun 2017Photo #870043rd Jun 2015Congestion and a cycle lane.Congestion:
Problem
congestion
2nd Jun 2017Photo #496972nd Jun 2013Cycle track next to A70 road approaching Hyndford BridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
1st Jun 2017Photo #528001st Jun 2013Clear evidence why it would be best to widen the paths properly.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31st May 2017Photo #7301231st May 2014Travellers going to Appleby Horse Fair taking over bike stands in Kirkby StephenCycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
30th May 2017Photo #5900930th May 2014Newly installed bike racks on Jesus Lane next to the Guided Bus stop.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
29th May 2017Photo #6689429th May 2015Cycling with a dog in AmsterdamCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th May 2017Photo #5919628th May 2014A warning about crossing the golf courseGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
27th May 2017Photo #8719727th May 2016Everyday cycling in InvernessBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
26th May 2017Photo #8160526th May 2016Give Way? What to?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
25th May 2017Photo #8197125th May 2016An interesting choice of name for the refreshment rooms at Brighton stationOther:
Misc
general
24th May 2017Photo #3858724th May 2012Salford Junction on canals under M6 motorway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd May 2017Photo #8113023rd May 2016So wide it impedes pedestrians as well as cyclistsObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22nd May 2017Photo #8105722nd May 2016Flexible/cycle space in a double-deck regional train from Bordeaux to ArcachonOther:
Infrastructure
general
21st May 2017Photo #2535321st May 2010Give me a bit more cycle space than that!General sign/notice:
Misc
signs
20th May 2017Photo #8085120th May 2016Well used cycle parking at Preston Park stationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
19th May 2017Photo #4960119th May 2013Covered cycle parking at a residential apartment block.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
18th May 2017Photo #895318th May 2004Jane Coston foot/cycle bridge over the A14, part of NCN 11, on its opening day.Other:
Misc
general
17th May 2017Photo #8332317th May 2012Slade Tunnel on the former Barnstaple to Ilfracombe railway lineOther:
Infrastructure
general
16th May 2017Photo #4929716th May 2013Four official spaces on two sheffield racks ... but there are 8 bikes here.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
15th May 2017Photo #6714915th May 2015A choice of narrow gaps to get around the gate at Southampton Common.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
14th May 2017Photo #6081014th May 2014Cycling on canalside cycle route in Baud, BrittanyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th May 2017Photo #8227913th May 2016Cycle Freedom Under The HighwayBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
12th May 2017Photo #6634012th May 2015The moment the cycle path quality drops, the fast chap switches onto the road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
11th May 2017Photo #8140311th May 2016Simon hampered by bollardsObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
10th May 2017Photo #2279510th May 2010Weekend traffic jam on the Blenkinsop Greenway, Victoria BCCycleway:
Event
cycleways
9th May 2017Photo #589609th May 2014Posting questionnaires to all the election candidates in Cambridge.Other:
Event
general
8th May 2017Photo #657028th May 2015France has barriers at underpasses too, this one in Villebon-sur-Yvette.Road environment:
Problem
road
7th May 2017Photo #805667th May 2016Brighton Promenade cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th May 2017Photo #547906th May 2013Pool e-bikes at the Hôtel de Ville, CaenBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
5th May 2017Photo #806925th May 20163 hours after the new cycle superhighway opened on Victoria Embankment, London.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
4th May 2017Photo #587234th May 2014This used to be a straight across toucan crossing. Now it's an obstacle course.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
3rd May 2017Photo #808223rd May 2016Cars parked in a cycle lane - it's only NCN1/65 and a main route in to Hull.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
2nd May 2017Photo #807832nd May 2016Cycle route from Barton on Humber (left) to the Humber Bridge (right)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
1st May 2017Photo #358771st May 2011A rickshaw for exclusive use by Double Happiness Hotel Guests, Beijing.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
30th Apr 2017Photo #4900730th Apr 2013The Great Kneighton Cyclebahn between the Long Road and Cambridge Station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th Apr 2017Photo #6591529th Apr 2015Cycling on the seafront, MálagaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28th Apr 2017Photo #3758728th Apr 2012Priority, or not?Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
27th Apr 2017Photo #2252827th Apr 2010Still never enough cycle parkingOther:
Misc
general
26th Apr 2017Photo #5894026th Apr 2014Watch out for that door!Road environment:
Problem
road
25th Apr 2017Photo #6557725th Apr 2015Pedalos on the Union Canal at CalderDestination:
Good practice
destinations
24th Apr 2017Photo #3279024th Apr 2011Rental bikes in Ouchy, Lausanne, SwitzerlandBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
23rd Apr 2017Photo #8698223rd Apr 2015Cycling-themed street artBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
22nd Apr 2017Photo #6552122nd Apr 2015Potholes filled with bricksPothole:
Infrastructure
potholes
21st Apr 2017Photo #8006621st Apr 2016Everyday cycling (with a crutch) in central LuccaBicycle:
Event
bicycles
20th Apr 2017Photo #6546020th Apr 2015Cycling on Ryde Pier.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
19th Apr 2017Photo #8310219th Apr 2016Unidirectional Cycle Track crossing side road in TynemouthOther:
Good practice
general
18th Apr 2017Photo #6536818th Apr 2015A bike seat cover urging people to register to vote in May elections in 2015.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
17th Apr 2017Photo #5830817th Apr 2014An electric golf cart towed to the club on a cycle trailer!Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
16th Apr 2017Photo #8066916th Apr 2016Cycleway by the Arno, FirenzeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Apr 2017Photo #4867215th Apr 2013Long distance riders heading out of Cambridge on the Coton Path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Apr 2017Photo #8689614th Apr 2014A very badly-parked bicycleCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking

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