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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.

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Showing items 1 to 100 from total of 2,838 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
17th Oct 2018Photo #4567717th Oct 2012A temporary cycle lane during works in Cambridge.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
16th Oct 2018Photo #9458016th Oct 2017Yet more anti-social parking on the new cycling infrastructure.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Oct 2018Photo #9455315th Oct 2017Wheeling channels on a Tbilisi footbridge - what a surprise!Other:
Infrastructure
general
14th Oct 2018Photo #9453714th Oct 2017Brand new cycleway alongside road surfaced with loose chippings.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
13th Oct 2018Photo #9453513th Oct 2017Cycletrack coexisting with railway.Track:
Good practice
track
12th Oct 2018Photo #3727312th Oct 2010Someone has decided to alter the 'No Cycling' sign by adding a diagonal bar.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
11th Oct 2018Photo #5333511th Oct 2013Early morning light in PenzanceCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Oct 2018Photo #2613210th Oct 2010There's always one, even in cycle-friendly FreiburgObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
9th Oct 2018Photo #853749th Oct 2016Route signs for dismounted cyclistsRoute sign:
Problem
routesigns
8th Oct 2018Photo #985078th Oct 2017Jodrell Bank 11 mph speed limitGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
7th Oct 2018Photo #852557th Oct 2016Volunteers clearing a section of the Trans Pennine Trail.Track:
Good practice
track
6th Oct 2018Photo #358726th Oct 2011Cycle track and parking at the main-line RENFE station, Donostia/San Sebastián.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
5th Oct 2018Photo #711415th Oct 2015Remarkably good and dramatic road closure, right outside the school.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Oct 2018Photo #558714th Oct 2011Bikes on sale at the start of the new academic year in Cambridge.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
3rd Oct 2018Photo #455513rd Oct 2012Thanks, but I've no desire to take a bike down there anyway.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
2nd Oct 2018Photo #944012nd Oct 2017I think they've given up on their cycle lanes in Telavi, Georgia.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
1st Oct 2018Photo #926151st Oct 2016Cycleway in BarcelonaCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Sep 2018Photo #5301130th Sep 2013No golfing on Clarendon Park, but cycling allowed.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
29th Sep 2018Photo #6184229th Sep 2014This narrow footway has not really been "converted" to shared-use, merely signedObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
28th Sep 2018Photo #9259228th Sep 2016Warning, obstruction ahead!Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
27th Sep 2018Photo #8635527th Sep 2016The river Avon, a railway line, aqueduct, Kennet & Avon canal and a city bike.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Sep 2018Photo #9256826th Sep 2016Trams in pedestrian zone in Tours, FranceRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
25th Sep 2018Photo #3329325th Sep 2008The option to go straight ahead would be nice.Road environment:
Problem
road
24th Sep 2018Photo #9475424th Sep 2017This is how Antwerp does temporary extra cycle parking for events.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
23rd Sep 2018Photo #2830623rd Sep 2006A cycle tour to Grantchester.Road environment:
Event
road
22nd Sep 2018Photo #5332222nd Sep 2013Cycle taxi in InnsbruckBicycle:
Event
bicycles
21st Sep 2018Photo #7088121st Sep 2015Bike used in public realm boardsBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
20th Sep 2018Photo #8492720th Sep 2016Wheelbenders at the St Nicholas Retail Park - two bikes locked to roof supports.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
19th Sep 2018Photo #7074019th Sep 2015On-road parking not far from Kings Cross, LondonCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
18th Sep 2018Photo #8484118th Sep 2016Here a coach is unloaded at a floating bus stop. Quick, safe, easy.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17th Sep 2018Photo #8486717th Sep 2016A small route sign - to where?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
16th Sep 2018Photo #9415216th Sep 2017Underpass discussion at a CEoGB AGM infrastructure safari.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Sep 2018Photo #2992915th Sep 2010Cyclists queueing for a customs search on returning to Romania from Ukraine.Other:
Event
general
14th Sep 2018Photo #7081814th Sep 2015Cycle café, PortoBike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
13th Sep 2018Photo #8733313th Sep 2016Two-way cycling on Cannon St, BirminghamRoad environment:
Good practice
road
12th Sep 2018Photo #8658112th Sep 2014Unloading in the cycle lane.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
11th Sep 2018Photo #9361311th Sep 2017When it is raining in Cambridge.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
10th Sep 2018Photo #9357910th Sep 2017An interesting mix of cycle provision on the outskirts of Salisbury.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
9th Sep 2018Photo #934339th Sep 2017Cycles parked outside Salisbury CathedralCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
8th Sep 2018Photo #942828th Sep 2017Route signs and cycle taxis at the Petit Palais, ParisRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
7th Sep 2018Photo #497517th Sep 2012A great view of surrounding area, from Crooksbury Hill near FarnhamDestination:
Misc
destinations
6th Sep 2018Photo #846076th Sep 2016Poorly positioned cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
5th Sep 2018Photo #550925th Sep 2013Cycle destination sign at A59 roundaboutRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
4th Sep 2018Photo #933484th Sep 2017More 'wacky' gates on the Ridgeway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
3rd Sep 2018Photo #836343rd Sep 2007Cycling past Warrington's Golden GatesBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
2nd Sep 2018Photo #526212nd Sep 2013Cycle parking at the Houses Of Parliament.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
1st Sep 2018Photo #843961st Sep 2016Mountain bike on chairlift to the Col de BalmeOther:
Infrastructure
general
31st Aug 2018Photo #6095231st Aug 2014Shared-use footway from St Neots transitioning to on-road cycle lane.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Aug 2018Photo #9211630th Aug 2017Terrible infrastructureCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29th Aug 2018Photo #9209829th Aug 2017One of many cyclists climbing the Stelvio Pass in the far north of ItalyRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
28th Aug 2018Photo #7020528th Aug 2015A protected contraflow at Exeter bus stationRoad environment:
Good practice
road
27th Aug 2018Photo #7018427th Aug 2015A section of coastal road with through motor traffic removed.Road environment:
Good practice
road
26th Aug 2018Photo #9196026th Aug 2014A pretty impressive commitment to retention of cycle parking!Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
25th Aug 2018Photo #5243625th Aug 2013Spotted at Shambala festival 2013!Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
24th Aug 2018Photo #9578924th Aug 2017Lots of well-used cycle-parking in the centre of ParmaCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
23rd Aug 2018Photo #7070523rd Aug 2015The cycle route goes through a lobby. You need to slow right down for the doors.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
22nd Aug 2018Photo #6820922nd Aug 2015New track near Bathgate built as part of Sustrans community linksCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Aug 2018Photo #4426221st Aug 2012With a Vélo'V rental bike at the Confluence regeneration zone, Lyon.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
20th Aug 2018Photo #6813820th Aug 2015East Burleigh. Birthplace of Sir Walter RaleighDestination:
Misc
destinations
19th Aug 2018Photo #9194119th Aug 2017Road closure (no good for cycling), GenovaObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
18th Aug 2018Photo #9183818th Aug 2017This road allows cyclists to make a superb day ride around Glen Lyon.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
17th Aug 2018Photo #9473817th Aug 2017An art installation at the former canal basin in Coatbridge, next to NCN75.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
16th Aug 2018Photo #6090416th Aug 2014The George Street cycleway in Edinburgh that was subsequently removed.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Aug 2018Photo #6806315th Aug 2015Mountain bikes resting at Sinaia station before being taken back to Bucharest.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
14th Aug 2018Photo #8382914th Aug 2016"Waffle" pattern grid - no slots to catch cyclists' wheels.Road environment:
Good practice
road
13th Aug 2018Photo #6797413th Aug 2015Continuous pavement and cycle track at OvalDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
12th Aug 2018Photo #8360212th Aug 2016Loading bikes on to the bus to Termignon in the Vanoise National ParkOther:
Good practice
general
11th Aug 2018Photo #9272711th Aug 2016The cycle lane at Hills Road here just withers outCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
10th Aug 2018Photo #3236110th Aug 2011A bamboo-clad bike advertising a Cambridge nightclub.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
9th Aug 2018Photo #866189th Aug 2014A London cycle hire point just off Newinton Butts.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
8th Aug 2018Photo #678708th Aug 2015Typical Romanian factory-gate cycle parkingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
7th Aug 2018Photo #872067th Aug 2014A bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th Aug 2018Photo #917176th Aug 2017City Card secure cycle parking in West Bridgford.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
5th Aug 2018Photo #942065th Aug 2017No Entry except police and cycles!General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
4th Aug 2018Photo #519394th Aug 2013A half-hearted Advance Stop Line on Byres Road.Road environment:
Problem
road
3rd Aug 2018Photo #602073rd Aug 2014Cycle parking outside flats in Rotherhithe, plus some bikes on balconiesCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
2nd Aug 2018Photo #542852nd Aug 2013A seven-seater bike in PragueBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
1st Aug 2018Photo #915891st Aug 2017Typical lazy signage - it's still a through route, just not for motor vehiclesGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
31st Jul 2018Photo #8527031st Jul 2016Lots of bikes available for Mosel cruise passengersBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
30th Jul 2018Photo #9272030th Jul 2016Café culture is good, but the extent of pavement theft can be excessiveRoad environment:
Problem
road
29th Jul 2018Photo #8504529th Jul 2016Not altogether practical cycle stands, one of which is missing, Liège, BelgiumCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
28th Jul 2018Photo #8494428th Jul 2016A bike-sharing scheme user and bike by the Rhein in DüsseldorfBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
27th Jul 2018Photo #6751227th Jul 2015Mountain bikers approaching the Col Ferret between Italy and SwitzerlandBicycle:
Event
bicycles
26th Jul 2018Photo #7388026th Jul 2014York station decorated for the 2014 Tour de FranceBicycle:
Event
bicycles
25th Jul 2018Photo #9139225th Jul 2015The North Sea Cycle Route along the sea wall in Lowestoft.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24th Jul 2018Photo #9271024th Jul 2016A bridge in Amsterdam, with proper cycleways and cycle crossings.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
23rd Jul 2018Photo #9147423rd Jul 2017Flooding from high tide not draining away.Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
22nd Jul 2018Photo #6001222nd Jul 2014It didn't take the motorists long to start parking on the widened shared footwayCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
21st Jul 2018Photo #8443621st Jul 2016Road space taken for cycle parkingCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20th Jul 2018Photo #5268720th Jul 2013Badly-installed cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
19th Jul 2018Photo #8306319th Jul 2016HCW this way and that. Places?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
18th Jul 2018Photo #8398718th Jul 2016Untere Brücke, Bamberg - 'Dear Cyclist - take care around pedestrians'General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17th Jul 2018Photo #3191717th Jul 2011Small wheeled and folding bicycles are popular among the yachting community.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
16th Jul 2018Photo #8343016th Jul 2016Cycle crossings, FrankfurtRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
15th Jul 2018Photo #4262515th Jul 2012The Buitenrustbrug (Haarlem, the Netherlands) and the cycle bridge under it.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
14th Jul 2018Photo #9117614th Jul 2017The sign of yet another student residence complex without bike parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
13th Jul 2018Photo #8328913th Jul 2016A cyclist on Heidelberg's Alte BrückeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Jul 2018Photo #5136712th Jul 2013Cycle track alongside a relatively busy rural road in SW Finland.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
11th Jul 2018Photo #8276011th Jul 2016Bike parking at the Martinstur, FreiburgCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Jul 2018Photo #8272410th Jul 2016Junction sign on the Wetsteinbrücke, BaselRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns

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