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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.

AddAdd a photo and, if it's the best, we may feature it!
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 2,779 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
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
9th Jul 2018Photo #678569th Jul 2015Pedalling to charge a mobile phone, Lille-Europe station.Other:
Misc
general
8th Jul 2018Photo #913158th Jul 2017Right turns for cycles only from Preston Road.Road environment:
Good practice
road
7th Jul 2018Photo #596847th Jul 2014Simon transporting a light load at the tryout event at Trumpington TdF event.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
6th Jul 2018Photo #597806th Jul 2014Cycle parking on the cycle path. This might be better positioned near the shops.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
5th Jul 2018Photo #513115th Jul 2013Stop pretending the tree isn't there! Take the cycle path around the tree.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
4th Jul 2018Photo #628604th Jul 2014The eastern end of the undercliff route from Brighton.Other:
Infrastructure
general
3rd Jul 2018Photo #911173rd Jul 2017Narrow motor traffic-free road up to Mürren.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Jul 2018Photo #910962nd Jul 2017Some hospital cycle parking, next to the car parking.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
1st Jul 2018Photo #510851st Jul 2013Contraflow cycling and cycle parking on Hobson StreetRoad environment:
Good practice
road
30th Jun 2018Photo #4183330th Jun 2012Cycle path on bridge towards Ashford International station (domestic side).Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
29th Jun 2018Photo #6712429th Jun 2015Kids bikes cycle parking at a nursery in Oldenburg.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
28th Jun 2018Photo #7295728th Jun 2015NCN 78 near BallachulishCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27th Jun 2018Photo #6149927th Jun 2014Bikes available for guests' use, Château de MercuesBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
26th Jun 2018Photo #8242026th Jun 2016The Thames Path and NCN route 1, North GreenwichCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th Jun 2018Photo #5053225th Jun 2013There are no cycle parking stands nearby, so this bike has been locked to a bin.Bicycle:
Problem
bicycles
24th Jun 2018Photo #8218224th Jun 2016Contradictory signs!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
23rd Jun 2018Photo #5050423rd Jun 2013Quiet roads on the Shotley peninsula.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
22nd Jun 2018Photo #9080222nd Jun 2017Onstreet cargo bike parking in Oldenburg.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
21st Jun 2018Photo #9078821st Jun 2017Plenty of car parking infrastructure in Yorkhill, less so for bike parking.Bicycle:
Problem
bicycles
20th Jun 2018Photo #6706020th Jun 2015Curved viaduct on the Camel Trail - also used by fire engines!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
19th Jun 2018Photo #9076219th Jun 2017Cycleway just ends at the expressway. Cyclists expected to get off and walk.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
18th Jun 2018Photo #9071318th Jun 2017Tag used for believed abandoned bikesGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
17th Jun 2018Photo #9092817th Jun 2017That Advance Stop Line is sure encouraging people to cycle!Road environment:
Problem
road
16th Jun 2018Photo #9071416th Jun 2017Cycleway to new station at Cambridge NorthCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
15th Jun 2018Photo #6675815th Jun 2015Inadequate cycle parking as an afterthought and a lack of permeability.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
14th Jun 2018Photo #4522514th Jun 2009BMX stunts at the West End Festival in Kelvingrove ParkBicycle:
Event
bicycles
13th Jun 2018Photo #2636213th Jun 2010Blendavenda at the fair on Parker's PieceBicycle:
Event
bicycles
12th Jun 2018Photo #5928612th Jun 2014Bike shelter on the streets of Rotterdam.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
11th Jun 2018Photo #6285711th Jun 2014Chesil Beach from above FortuneswellDestination:
Misc
destinations
10th Jun 2018Photo #6662710th Jun 2015Segregated cycleway on Huntingdon Rd.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
9th Jun 2018Photo #904449th Jun 2017A3 parallel cycle route crosses a slipway on a traffic humpRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
8th Jun 2018Photo #928808th Jun 2016Cycle contraflow in ParisCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
7th Jun 2018Photo #903897th Jun 2017Bikepods in Partick, Glasgow.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Jun 2018Photo #941286th Jun 2013Over-complex cycle parkingCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
5th Jun 2018Photo #941765th Jun 2016Cycling in the Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, is extremely pleasantCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
4th Jun 2018Photo #665014th Jun 2015Bicycle with flower pots at retirement home, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
3rd Jun 2018Photo #906053rd Jun 2017End of the protected lanes in Broomhouse, and where it all starts to fall apart.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
2nd Jun 2018Photo #903372nd Jun 2017Well-spaced Sheffield stands at the National Railway Museum.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
1st Jun 2018Photo #903641st Jun 2017On Nice's main shopping street some ride on the footway, some on the tramwayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st May 2018Photo #9308431st May 2016Cycle hire in Barcelona - but only available to residents, not touristsCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
30th May 2018Photo #9020030th May 2017Temporary cycle parking at Queen Street station, during its redevelopment.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29th May 2018Photo #8146829th May 2016Segregated cycleway, ParisCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th May 2018Photo #5917728th May 2014Dual footpath and cyclepath arrangement on Foyle EmbankmentCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
27th May 2018Photo #6685227th May 2015Cycleway in AmsterdamCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
26th May 2018Photo #8161026th May 2016Cycleway crossing the D1215 in FranceCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th May 2018Photo #7280525th May 2015Cyclists on stepping stones, BootOther:
Event
general
24th May 2018Photo #9197224th May 2014You Can Bike Too's absolutely fantastic knitted bicycle!Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
23rd May 2018Photo #8144023rd May 2016Cycle parking at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2016; more neededCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
22nd May 2018Photo #8105522nd May 2016Loading bikes onto a Corail Téoz train at Bordeaux - not easy!Other:
Event
general
21st May 2018Photo #6105121st May 2014Bus advertising the Beecycle bike-sharing scheme - and people using the bikes!General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
20th May 2018Photo #8084820th May 2016Friday evening at Preston Park velodrome.Destination:
Event
destinations
19th May 2018Photo #4956819th May 2013Approaching the level crossing on the line to Barrington's ex cement works.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
18th May 2018Photo #8077918th May 2016Sunlight Soap delivery bike at the Ryedale Folk MuseumBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
17th May 2018Photo #6596017th May 2015Trying out a mini-pennyfarthing at the Cambridgeshire Festival of CyclingBicycle:
Event
bicycles
16th May 2018Photo #6718616th May 2015A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign almost hidden by another sign. What a shame!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
15th May 2018Photo #5455815th May 2013Putting air in the tyres at the Carnac-Plage supermarketBicycle:
Event
bicycles
14th May 2018Photo #5895114th May 2014Cycle parking newly installed in a layby in Cambridge.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
13th May 2018Photo #6680313th May 2015A road closure where cyclists and pedestrians have been exempted.Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
12th May 2018Photo #6615412th May 2015One of two pumps and workstands within Crewe railway station.Other:
Good practice
general

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