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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 3,143 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
18th Aug 2019Photo #10424618th Aug 2018Cycle tour group, Brugge (Bruges)Other:
Event
general
17th Aug 2019Photo #10390117th Aug 2018Cycle lanes along the Scheldt into TournaiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Aug 2019Photo #6070316th Aug 2014Perhaps not the best design.Road environment:
Problem
road
15th Aug 2019Photo #6809415th Aug 2015"Tracker Bikes in Operation"Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
14th Aug 2019Photo #10172714th Aug 2018A new bin has been placed wide face on the path's dropped kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
13th Aug 2019Photo #10253113th Aug 2018Rental bikes by the harbour, St HelierBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
12th Aug 2019Photo #9176912th Aug 2017Giant bikes to commemorate the 2017 Tour de France coming to Briançon.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
11th Aug 2019Photo #9272811th Aug 2016Atrociously bad cycle parking at a new development.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
10th Aug 2019Photo #9311510th Aug 2015If a lane can be coned off temporarily, can't this be done permanently?Road environment:
Problem
road
9th Aug 2019Photo #1014659th Aug 2018On the Elan valley trailRoad environment:
Good practice
road
8th Aug 2019Photo #834778th Aug 2016Megeve is celebrating the Tour de France that came through in July 2016.Other:
Event
general
7th Aug 2019Photo #1013187th Aug 2018Popular cycle parking at Swansea StationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Aug 2019Photo #1014236th Aug 2018Artwork in Manchester Velodrome. Cycle Sport and Cyclers on one painting.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
5th Aug 2019Photo #1012935th Aug 2018The former dual carriageway has been converted into a road and a cycle path.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
4th Aug 2019Photo #916714th Aug 2017What a shame this wasn't properly set up to allow cycles to pass easily.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
3rd Aug 2019Photo #927233rd Aug 2016Widened path now much better, Midsummer Common, CambridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
2nd Aug 2019Photo #916092nd Aug 2017Crossing the Tees at Whorlton on NCN route 165Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
1st Aug 2019Photo #542651st Aug 2013Cyclists on the Charles Bridge, PragueCycleway:
Event
cycleways
31st Jul 2019Photo #10862031st Jul 2017Relaxed cycling past the Carpet Museum, BakuDestination:
Infrastructure
destinations
30th Jul 2019Photo #8519730th Jul 2016Two Segway riders each towing a second Segway on a cycle path, LuxembourgCycleway:
Event
cycleways
29th Jul 2019Photo #10860429th Jul 2017Cyclists among the night shoppers in Baku.Road environment:
Good practice
road
28th Jul 2019Photo #9146428th Jul 2017Mind your head!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27th Jul 2019Photo #6750927th Jul 2015Mountain bikes at the Col Ferret between Italy and SwitzerlandBicycle:
Event
bicycles
26th Jul 2019Photo #8477126th Jul 2016Cyclists waiting for the lights in right-turn lane, BerlinCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Jul 2019Photo #7386725th Jul 2014PCSOs on bikes in YorkBicycle:
Event
bicycles
24th Jul 2019Photo #10123324th Jul 2018Signs for motorists are bigger.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
23rd Jul 2019Photo #8309023rd Jul 2016A simple road closure that allows cycles through.Road environment:
Good practice
road
22nd Jul 2019Photo #8445422nd Jul 2016Cycle parking at the Hauptbahnhof, LeipzigCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
21st Jul 2019Photo #10086721st Jul 2018Wilmslow Road segregated cycleway passing some shops.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Jul 2019Photo #5997120th Jul 2014A cycle track getting overgrown.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
19th Jul 2019Photo #10670119th Jul 2017Grand Union towpath near TringTrack:
Infrastructure
track
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

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