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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 4,031 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
24th Jan 2022Photo #9659424th Jan 2018Cyclists may use full lane on this railroad bridge, South BostonGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
23rd Jan 2022Photo #4740723rd Jan 2013Not the most obvious of cycle path markingsCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd Jan 2022Photo #16123022nd Jan 2021Approach to the traffic free section of Academy Way.Road environment:
Good practice
road
21st Jan 2022Photo #11315021st Jan 2020The newly restored former railway tunnel, with a great surface and lighting.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Jan 2022Photo #16130320th Jan 2021An old underpass under the Oldenburg - Wilhelmshaven railway line at Nedderend.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
19th Jan 2022Photo #9640119th Jan 2018Junction of the Moody Trail and the Tilikum Crossing, Portland ORCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Jan 2022Photo #2040218th Jan 2010Cycle parking (overflowing) at a stop on Delft-Den Haag-Scheveningen tram line.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
17th Jan 2022Photo #8725317th Jan 2017Filtered permeability in Rathmore Road.Road environment:
Good practice
road
16th Jan 2022Photo #6371316th Jan 2015Road Closed to Motor Vehicles - so why does the gate totally block cycling too?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Jan 2022Photo #8880015th Jan 2017Street art, Georgetown, PenangBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
14th Jan 2022Photo #11302614th Jan 2020Serious drainage problems exist on the Trans Pennine Trail.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
13th Jan 2022Photo #11299113th Jan 2020Tight chicane on busway cycle route, now removed.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
12th Jan 2022Photo #1246312th Jan 2008Dry Drayton - start of Bar Hill cycle route (avoiding mini-roundabout)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Jan 2022Photo #7355811th Jan 2016Beechcroft Rd - absurdly narrow cycle bypass - but at least it is usually green!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Jan 2022Photo #5631210th Jan 2014Just because it's the end of a dedicated cycle route there's no need to dismountGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
9th Jan 2022Photo #1127779th Jan 2020Botley Road bike shop, Oxford, with a great range of practical bikes for peopleBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
8th Jan 2022Photo #871378th Jan 2017Cyclists approaching the Cavanagh Bridge, SingaporeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
7th Jan 2022Photo #731647th Jan 2016No Cycling on the trail to the Pontneddfechan waterfalls.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
6th Jan 2022Photo #1595246th Jan 2021Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
5th Jan 2022Photo #123995th Jan 2008Slalom and cycle bypass at end of shared-use path entering FulbournCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Jan 2022Photo #677834th Jan 2015Corrected road markings in Drumoyne, GlasgowRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
3rd Jan 2022Photo #1042213rd Jan 2019Another loss of priority to a road used by very few vehicles.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
2nd Jan 2022Photo #432522nd Jan 2007Meeting up for a cycle ride in Prague.Other:
Misc
general
1st Jan 2022Photo #870381st Jan 2017As everyone on a bike knows, coloured surfacing may indicate a cycle facility.Road environment:
Problem
road
31st Dec 2021Photo #4688931st Dec 2012Road closure except for cyclists and emergency vehicles.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Dec 2021Photo #7304830th Dec 2015Typically unhelpful End of Cycle Route sign.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
29th Dec 2021Photo #10416929th Dec 2018A lone Sheffield stand at Leicester Station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
28th Dec 2021Photo #9539028th Dec 2017There appears to be some demand for a ramp to bypass the steps.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
27th Dec 2021Photo #15804027th Dec 2020Temporary modal filter, installed to restrict motor traffic over narrow bridge.Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
26th Dec 2021Photo #6325026th Dec 2014Frosty tyre tracks on a bridge on path from Raigmore Estate towards Inshes.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Dec 2021Photo #10412525th Dec 2018The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection to Altrincham.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
24th Dec 2021Photo #15793624th Dec 2020Tinsel storage area 🤗🎄🤣Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
23rd Dec 2021Photo #3519723rd Dec 2011A ride around Richmond Park.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22nd Dec 2021Photo #15791722nd Dec 2020Typical cycles in York, equipped for practicality and utilitarian use.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
21st Dec 2021Photo #2009121st Dec 2009Novelty cycle parking in Biggleswade Town CentreCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
20th Dec 2021Photo #2753920th Dec 2010Midday shopping rush on the Monday before Christmas.Road environment:
Event
road
19th Dec 2021Photo #16259619th Dec 2020Trans Pennine Trail at Hollingwood Lock adjacent to cafe.Other:
Infrastructure
general
18th Dec 2021Photo #3680918th Dec 2011Four-wheeled family bike, Pucón, ChileBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
17th Dec 2021Photo #15762417th Dec 2020Beware of other road users! Extraordinary sign.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
16th Dec 2021Photo #7375616th Dec 2015Exhibition Road - Lack of official cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Dec 2021Photo #7289115th Dec 2015The timer has counted down and we're off.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
14th Dec 2021Photo #6403514th Dec 2014Cycle parking installed too close to wall outside convenience store.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
13th Dec 2021Photo #8644113th Dec 2016Another delivery driver blocking Downing Street mandatory cycle lane.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
12th Dec 2021Photo #11253112th Dec 2019Waiting for toucan crossing across Sheaf Street to change. It did take a while.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
11th Dec 2021Photo #11258311th Dec 2019A banner promoting some aspect of cycling, but the message is lost.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
10th Dec 2021Photo #11240810th Dec 2019Wheel-bender cycle parking outside Carlisle railway station.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
9th Dec 2021Photo #1568479th Dec 2020Trolleys and randomly installed tactile paving on the retail park cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
8th Dec 2021Photo #97068th Dec 2006Racks reinstalled properly this time, fenced off to wait for the concrete to setCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
7th Dec 2021Photo #1566437th Dec 2020The curly-wurly bridge on NCN route 45 southeast of SwindonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th Dec 2021Photo #1038496th Dec 2018A potential route to Pennybridge Lane? Needs only a little work to be done.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
5th Dec 2021Photo #726785th Dec 2015You Can Bike Too stand outside Cycle King bikeshop - Mill Road Winter Fair 2015Other:
Event
general
4th Dec 2021Photo #862974th Dec 2016NCN route 4 past Hampton Court PalaceCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
3rd Dec 2021Photo #952443rd Dec 2017Desire line to Riverside MuseumDestination:
Problem
destinations
2nd Dec 2021Photo #1122192nd Dec 2019Cyclist on new segregated foot and cycleway by Ruta 5 entering Rivera, UruguayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
1st Dec 2021Photo #726391st Dec 2015Cycles allowed to make right turn outside Oxford Road stationRoad environment:
Good practice
road
30th Nov 2021Photo #11415830th Nov 2019Bikes and scooters for sale, Treinta y Tres, UruguayBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
29th Nov 2021Photo #11230729th Nov 2019A simple and unobstructed crossing at Morton Avenue.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th Nov 2021Photo #8614028th Nov 2016Contraflow cycle lane in the City of LondonRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
27th Nov 2021Photo #15565527th Nov 2020Permanent route signs and temporary diversion signs relating to towpath closureRoute sign:
Problem
routesigns
26th Nov 2021Photo #5413226th Nov 2013Crossing of the busy and fast Airport Way, with an awkward chicane in the islandCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th Nov 2021Photo #9772725th Nov 2017Cycle Bognor riders at the restored Aldwick Duck pondDestination:
Misc
destinations
24th Nov 2021Photo #9510424th Nov 2017NCN1 by the railway and tramway west from Haymarket stationCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Nov 2021Photo #5517523rd Nov 2013Shared-use path at Richmond RiversideCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd Nov 2021Photo #959422nd Nov 2006Crossing the sliproad onto the M11Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Nov 2021Photo #15530421st Nov 2020Pedestrian/Cycle swing bridge at Salford Quays.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
20th Nov 2021Photo #9507220th Nov 2017Cycles parked outside Norbiton station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
19th Nov 2021Photo #8597619th Nov 2016Cycle route markings near Brunel museum which celebrates the tunnel to Wapping.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
18th Nov 2021Photo #8613018th Nov 2016A section of A77 cycleway being upgraded, but obstructed by lighting columns.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
17th Nov 2021Photo #11323717th Nov 2019Road closed for the weekly market, MontevideoObstruction:
Event
obstructions
16th Nov 2021Photo #950716th Nov 2006The cycle lane is marked clearly at its entry, but no marking at its exit.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
15th Nov 2021Photo #11314015th Nov 2019Bikes at supermarket, Santa Lucía, UruguayCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
14th Nov 2021Photo #10351614th Nov 2018Cycling on Coldham’s CommonCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
13th Nov 2021Photo #15479013th Nov 2019There’s often plenty of space to make cycle tracks...Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
12th Nov 2021Photo #15479212th Nov 2019Redirected cycleway using coning off during worksCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Nov 2021Photo #6250711th Nov 2014Cycling through the streets of Kathmandu - with lots of motorbikes.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Nov 2021Photo #9501010th Nov 2017Cycle racks bent. Vulnerable without bollards or kerbs to protect them.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
9th Nov 2021Photo #623259th Nov 2014Cycling on the Batumi Boulevard cycle track (7km long)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Nov 2021Photo #1545138th Nov 2020Abbey-Chesterton bridge craning into place.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
7th Nov 2021Photo #1544897th Nov 2020Crane for Chisholm Trail river bridge - temporary landscape featureOther:
Infrastructure
general
6th Nov 2021Photo #929756th Nov 2015Cycleway through the museum, in AmsterdamDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
5th Nov 2021Photo #949875th Nov 2017Cycling to view Dumbarton Castle, at the small park next to the River Clyde.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
4th Nov 2021Photo #1033914th Nov 2018A rather ramshackle bus shelter in the middle of the cyclewayCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
3rd Nov 2021Photo #350063rd Nov 2011Dr Bike event organised by CUSU and County CouncilBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
2nd Nov 2021Photo #939372nd Nov 2014Cycleway approaching the Kadoelenbrug, AmsterdamDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
1st Nov 2021Photo #1547431st Nov 2020Ageing bit of cycleway on the Thames PathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st Oct 2021Photo #15405231st Oct 2020The Redway system in Milton Keynes.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Oct 2021Photo #11153930th Oct 2019Improvised cycle parking outside a bakery in Newnham.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29th Oct 2021Photo #11104029th Oct 2017Cambridge in a nutshell.Other:
Misc
general
28th Oct 2021Photo #10309228th Oct 2018Kissing gate on path along Woolston flood defences.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
27th Oct 2021Photo #10299327th Oct 2018Canal route, DublinCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
26th Oct 2021Photo #5361726th Oct 2013Artwork installed as part of the Langlands Cycle PathOther:
Good practice
general
25th Oct 2021Photo #10406825th Oct 2018Cyclists in central Andijan, UzbekistanCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24th Oct 2021Photo #8549324th Oct 2016A roller-blader on Hills Road cycleway.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
23rd Oct 2021Photo #4590723rd Oct 2012The western end of the Monsal Trail.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22nd Oct 2021Photo #15359922nd Oct 2020Nuneaton streets of terraced housing with motor vehicles stored on both sides.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
21st Oct 2021Photo #7200521st Oct 2015Coffee trike, Cluj, RomaniaBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
20th Oct 2021Photo #10290720th Oct 2018Hulmes Ferry crosses Manchester Ship Canal between Irlam and Flixton.Other:
Good practice
general
19th Oct 2021Photo #1526319th Oct 2008The Water of Leith Walkway is used by cyclists, although not particularly suitedCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Oct 2021Photo #10403518th Oct 2018Workmen cycling at the new station, KhivaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
17th Oct 2021Photo #16313617th Oct 2020Cycle contraflow, WernigerodeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways

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