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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 4,236 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
19th Aug 2022Photo #10450419th Aug 2018Barrier immediately before the Belgian-Dutch borderObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
18th Aug 2022Photo #10972718th Aug 2019Coventry Road shared-use cycleway or motor vehicle storage?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
17th Aug 2022Photo #10364617th Aug 2018Buscyclette bike rental point, Amiens stationBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
16th Aug 2022Photo #14982416th Aug 2020Cycle paths enable more activities than just cycling.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
15th Aug 2022Photo #10332015th Aug 2018Definitely the cycle route over the SeineCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Aug 2022Photo #17529314th Aug 2021New cycle lanes crossing Calverley Street, Leeds.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
13th Aug 2022Photo #10971213th Aug 2019Cycle parking on one of the platforms at Shrewsbury Station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
12th Aug 2022Photo #6056812th Aug 2014Big cattle grid on these forestry roads.Road environment:
Good practice
road
11th Aug 2022Photo #3245211th Aug 2011Cycleway crosses a junction in Oslo.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Aug 2022Photo #8540110th Aug 2016Shuttle bus with bike trailer in the Vanoise National ParkOther:
Good practice
general
9th Aug 2022Photo #1024049th Aug 2018Bikes at the Sark Island HallCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
8th Aug 2022Photo #1731338th Aug 2021Bollards in the road to stop rat running but enable cycling and walking.Road environment:
Good practice
road
7th Aug 2022Photo #520747th Aug 2013NCN5 coastal cycleway by the sea wall.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
6th Aug 2022Photo #1730766th Aug 2021Velo Verde cycle café, ScrevetonDestination:
Good practice
destinations
5th Aug 2022Photo #1496335th Aug 2020Excellent - there's space for two bikes on the Carlisle-Edinburgh busesGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
4th Aug 2022Photo #677764th Aug 2015Small Eurosport bike shop, SighetBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
3rd Aug 2022Photo #1839063rd Aug 2019Fietsstraat ("Cycle street") in Utrecht.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
2nd Aug 2022Photo #1138812nd Aug 2015Folk festival temporary cycle parking area.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
1st Aug 2022Photo #1727351st Aug 2021The replacement Sighthill footbridge is now in place across the M8 motorway.Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
31st Jul 2022Photo #15626131st Jul 2020Tins path, CambridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Jul 2022Photo #14880030th Jul 2020NCN route 665, a functional but unattractive route alongside the A64.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29th Jul 2022Photo #17267029th Jul 2021When a black triangle is shown the bicycle section is at that end of the train.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
28th Jul 2022Photo #5265128th Jul 2013Tourists in Trebon, the cycle tourism capital of the Czech RepublicBicycle:
Event
bicycles
27th Jul 2022Photo #8480327th Jul 2016Cyclists dismount and push through the Braunschweig station underpassGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
26th Jul 2022Photo #16486726th Jul 2020Cargo bikes in CorkBicycle:
Event
bicycles
25th Jul 2022Photo #17249825th Jul 2021Old railway route, AldeburghTrack:
Infrastructure
track
24th Jul 2022Photo #10115924th Jul 2018Inside the Union Canal's Falkirk Tunnel.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Jul 2022Photo #17244023rd Jul 2021The West Street access point to the canal could use a dropped kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22nd Jul 2022Photo #17305122nd Jul 2021Rennsteig long-distance hiking and cycle trackCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Jul 2022Photo #14587921st Jul 2020Cycle stands and route signs on NCN route 4 at Bathampton.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
20th Jul 2022Photo #14543820th Jul 2020Bike shop and parking at Bath Spa station.Bike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
19th Jul 2022Photo #14516519th Jul 2020Electro-assist handcycle from www.teamhybrid.co.uk to attach to a wheelchair.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
18th Jul 2022Photo #17223818th Jul 2021Over the hillsRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
17th Jul 2022Photo #17449917th Jul 2021Pop up park / modal filter on James Street in Preston.Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
16th Jul 2022Photo #8285716th Jul 2016Approaching Hanbury HallDestination:
Infrastructure
destinations
15th Jul 2022Photo #17206515th Jul 2021An example of how not to lock a bike.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
14th Jul 2022Photo #18123214th Jul 2018A ferry for pedestrians and bikes on the river Elbe.Other:
Infrastructure
general
13th Jul 2022Photo #10965613th Jul 2019Cycle contraflow and mountainbike rental, VerbierGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
12th Jul 2022Photo #17191712th Jul 2021Useful map explaining walking and cycling routes.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
11th Jul 2022Photo #8278211th Jul 2016The after-school rush, Offenburg (and cycle parking)Road environment:
Event
road
10th Jul 2022Photo #8269510th Jul 2016Cyclists on the riverside route, Basel (and the Hoffman-La Roche tower)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Jul 2022Photo #207679th Jul 2009Cycling on the new Addenbrooke's Access RoadCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
8th Jul 2022Photo #1716298th Jul 2021Cycle parking on Market Place, ThirskCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
7th Jul 2022Photo #1715407th Jul 2021Widened path levelled and nearly ready for tarmacOther:
Infrastructure
general
6th Jul 2022Photo #511846th Jul 2013Royston cycleways - a sign explains that this route is not a public right of wayGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
5th Jul 2022Photo #1421945th Jul 2020Cycle exit lane from A1. Looks unused, full of dirt and rubbishCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
4th Jul 2022Photo #1713574th Jul 2021New cycleway now in use, supposedly.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
3rd Jul 2022Photo #1722723rd Jul 2021Parent with children cycling on Mill Road, now it’s saferRoad environment:
Good practice
road
2nd Jul 2022Photo #825912nd Jul 2016Contraflow in WinchesterCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
1st Jul 2022Photo #1711791st Jul 2021A new cycle storage hangar in Wilton Street, one of a number around the city.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
30th Jun 2022Photo #17116230th Jun 2021Modal filter, Chipping NortonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29th Jun 2022Photo #5104229th Jun 2013Barnwell Road cycle pathCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th Jun 2022Photo #14047028th Jun 2020Becoming overgrown reducing path width and visibilityRoad environment:
Problem
road
27th Jun 2022Photo #17086327th Jun 2021Histon Road, now with two wider cycle lanes and carriageway without centre line.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
25th Jun 2022Photo #10042125th Jun 2018Is Bowling over the bridge? No.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
24th Jun 2022Photo #17065024th Jun 2021A 'covid-19' cycle lane that provides protection by means of wands, Bradford.Road environment:
Good practice
road
23rd Jun 2022Photo #17058423rd Jun 2021Bus advertising used for a safe passing campaign in York. #SafePassYorkOther:
Good practice
general
22nd Jun 2022Photo #17061922nd Jun 2021A diagonal road filter retro-fitted with full cycle access.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
21st Jun 2022Photo #13956121st Jun 2020Narrow barrier spacingObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
20th Jun 2022Photo #13759320th Jun 2020Warning of closure of this busy section of shared use foot and cycleway.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
19th Jun 2022Photo #9292019th Jun 2016Cycle superhighway, LondonDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
18th Jun 2022Photo #5931118th Jun 2014Smoothie making at Science Park event #spoketacularOther:
Event
general
17th Jun 2022Photo #13529517th Jun 2020Link from Trumpington Park to the buswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Jun 2022Photo #15784516th Jun 2009Cycle parking rather tight and difficult to access.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Jun 2022Photo #17051215th Jun 2021'Beware of Cycles' on various roads joining Inchinnan Road.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
14th Jun 2022Photo #17204714th Jun 2021One-way road closure and cycle contraflow, SheffieldCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
13th Jun 2022Photo #17019213th Jun 2021The Garscube Road cycle track at the entrance to the Oakbank Trading Estate.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Jun 2022Photo #17190212th Jun 2021Traffic-calming with cycle bypass, KendalRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Jun 2022Photo #17169110th Jun 2021Seating and tunnel on the excellent Keswick to Threlkeld Railway PathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Jun 2022Photo #999149th Jun 2018Backhill tunnel cycle path, Milton, Didcot.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Jun 2022Photo #869278th Jun 2014Plenty of space here for proper cycle tracksRoad environment:
Problem
road
7th Jun 2022Photo #664317th Jun 2015Cycle counter in Sandviken, just outside Bergen centre, showing counts.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
6th Jun 2022Photo #941436th Jun 2013Cycleway alongside the water in Fairlands Park, Stevenage.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Jun 2022Photo #1716195th Jun 2021Pop-up cycle lane, CamdenCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Jun 2022Photo #1752834th Jun 2021Newly resurfaced Trans Pennine Trail at Toll Bar, South Yorkshire.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
3rd Jun 2022Photo #1702943rd Jun 2021Cycling through the Longleat Estate.Other:
Misc
general
2nd Jun 2022Photo #1086692nd Jun 2019An 'End of Cycle Route' sign on the towpath, but which route ends here?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
1st Jun 2022Photo #984011st Jun 2012Cycleway leads to a NO CYCLING signCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31st May 2022Photo #6625031st May 2015Bicycles and recumbent bikes on the Oldenburg to Bremen cycle route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th May 2022Photo #16980430th May 2021Wildflowers at the rail station end of Scarborough Bridge, York.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th May 2022Photo #16993929th May 2021Blue cycle lane on Harborne Lane, Selly Oak, near Battery Retail Park.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th May 2022Photo #16975628th May 2021Tier electric hire scooter and cycle parking bays in Monkgate, York.Bike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
27th May 2022Photo #17128727th May 2021Trike etc at the Draper's Arms, north BristolBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
26th May 2022Photo #8161526th May 2016Dutch tourer arriving at VensacCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th May 2022Photo #17075025th May 2021West Midlands bike-sharing station below the Coventry ring roadBike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
24th May 2022Photo #1377124th May 2008Road works on Hills Road Bridge.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
23rd May 2022Photo #8117923rd May 2016Steep dunes on the the Boucle des Cavalles, MaubuissonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd May 2022Photo #10851422nd May 2019Hamelin Road, LeicesterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st May 2022Photo #16956521st May 2021Cycling with easel.Road environment:
Good practice
road
20th May 2022Photo #794820th May 2005On the bank of the River Cam.Other:
Misc
general
19th May 2022Photo #4957219th May 2013The Cornish Hundred audax eventRoad environment:
Event
road
18th May 2022Photo #16936118th May 2021Vintage road sign on NCN route 1General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17th May 2022Photo #16922017th May 2021Link to shops from the Bawsey Drain cycleway, King's LynnCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th May 2022Photo #16894916th May 2021Cyclists Ahead - leading to the shared-use path from Swaffham Prior to BurwellGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
15th May 2022Photo #9025515th May 2017Two different approaches to the bad situation at Arbury Road junction.Road environment:
Problem
road
14th May 2022Photo #9930314th May 2018New cycle bridge over the M5, ExeterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th May 2022Photo #10808813th May 2019Cycling with an umbrella on the main roundabout in Shköder, Albania.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
12th May 2022Photo #16905312th May 2021Some nice ice-cream bikes.Other:
Event
general
11th May 2022Photo #8987611th May 2017Cycle Bradford art event - cycling through the central square fountainsBicycle:
Event
bicycles
10th May 2022Photo #16905210th May 2021Cycleway in Rome.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways

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