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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 2,417 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
21st Aug 2017Photo #8399921st Aug 2016A side-by-side bike in DenverBicycle:
Event
bicycles
20th Aug 2017Photo #1142520th Aug 2007Residential cycle parking units replacing car parking spaces in Rotterdam.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
19th Aug 2017Photo #1455119th Aug 2008Low wave frame bikes are popular with the elderly (male and female).Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
18th Aug 2017Photo #1844018th Aug 20092m (6'6") gap implemented.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
17th Aug 2017Photo #8660717th Aug 2014Around the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
16th Aug 2017Photo #8362616th Aug 2015This used to be ideal for cycling until someone erected these obstacles.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Aug 2017Photo #7145315th Aug 2015Fibonacci column, ArmadaleDestination:
Infrastructure
destinations
14th Aug 2017Photo #8374914th Aug 2016Barriers across cycle path. Many avoid it by riding on the narrow grass verge.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
13th Aug 2017Photo #1822013th Aug 2009Mosaic on Woodford Mill cycle pathCycleway:
Misc
cycleways
12th Aug 2017Photo #6055812th Aug 2014Stop me and Buy one ice cream bikes in the National Cycle Museum.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
11th Aug 2017Photo #3244911th Aug 2011Sculpture you can cycle over in front of the Nobel Institute, Oslo.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
10th Aug 2017Photo #3236910th Aug 2011Bikes skulk on a drab city corner of Oslo on a wet day.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
9th Aug 2017Photo #603569th Aug 2014Sculpture in Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai (a French modern eatery).Destination:
Misc
destinations
8th Aug 2017Photo #603248th Aug 2014Some parts of the NCN5 path run close to the noisy A55 North Wales expresswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
7th Aug 2017Photo #834557th Aug 2016New permeable public space in the centre of Helensburgh.Road environment:
Good practice
road
6th Aug 2017Photo #833406th Aug 2016Rising bollards for the pedestrian zone in Chamonix (10am to 4am!)Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
5th Aug 2017Photo #678225th Aug 2015Cycle tourists slowly approaching Ieud, RomaniaBicycle:
Event
bicycles
4th Aug 2017Photo #853094th Aug 2015Not a good design - narrow cycle lanes in the dooring-zone lead into build outs.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
3rd Aug 2017Photo #519193rd Aug 2013Wonderful Golden Gates - horrible road network.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
2nd Aug 2017Photo #181812nd Aug 2009'The Cambridge Bicycle Doctor'. Is this a moveable establishment?Bike shop:
Misc
bikeshops
1st Aug 2017Photo #852871st Aug 2016Mosel cycleway at a treadmill-powered dock craneCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st Jul 2017Photo #8525631st Jul 2016Bike rental on the platform of Trier station, GermanyBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
30th Jul 2017Photo #6741330th Jul 2015Stop for picnic with views over to StarcrossCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
29th Jul 2017Photo #8499029th Jul 2016Segregated cycle and pedestrian parts on the Hohe Brug, MaastrichtCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28th Jul 2017Photo #5264728th Jul 2013Bike (and trailer) rental in Trebon, in the Czech RepublicBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
27th Jul 2017Photo #5199227th Jul 2013Interesting - a flexible speed limit depending on how good your road-holding is.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
26th Jul 2017Photo #7271326th Jul 2014A bike on a trailer towed by a bike, beside the Manchester Metrolink tram linesBicycle:
Event
bicycles
25th Jul 2017Photo #8472925th Jul 2016Wheelbender parking, but enhanced with a chain to lock your bike to.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
24th Jul 2017Photo #8693424th Jul 2014Making Space for Cycling being posted to CouncillorsCycleway:
Event
cycleways
23rd Jul 2017Photo #8319323rd Jul 2016Someone decided to pave the parking bays with expensive stone paving slabs!Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
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 Untermainbr├╝cke, FrankfurtOther:
Good practice
general
14th Jul 2017Photo #5505314th Jul 2013Cycling past the Centre Nautique du Rh├┤ne, 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

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