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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 4,146 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
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
9th May 2022Photo #1691219th May 2021Ridiculous barrier at Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
8th May 2022Photo #895398th May 2017Sign warning against rat running through Addenbrooke'sGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
7th May 2022Photo #986127th May 2018Routing #ReachRide arrivers to the cycle parking at Reach Fair 2018.Destination:
Event
destinations
6th May 2022Photo #1439316th May 2020Approach to TornessTrack:
Misc
track
5th May 2022Photo #657015th May 2015Street furniture placed to block access to the new cycle parking - bizarre!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
4th May 2022Photo #1688054th May 2021The on-road option for cycling from Aikenhead Road onto Polmadie Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
3rd May 2022Photo #1079953rd May 2019Cyclists at road closure in Pajë, KosovaCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
2nd May 2022Photo #1681972nd May 2021Cycling alongside the buswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
1st May 2022Photo #1683331st May 2021Modal filter in ElyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Apr 2022Photo #16805530th Apr 2021This infrastructure which was awful when it went in is looking distinctly dated.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
29th Apr 2022Photo #8935729th Apr 2017We're cleaning up a smashed bottle on Ditton Meadows to prevent puncturesPothole:
Event
potholes
28th Apr 2022Photo #16787828th Apr 2021The new layout in Cambridge Street. A segregated cycle track has been provided.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
27th Apr 2022Photo #11550227th Apr 2020A 1930s style cycleway, now part of the National Cycle Network NCN 41.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Apr 2022Photo #9899826th Apr 2018Cycle parking at Nottingham station (and the Cycle Hub beyond)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
25th Apr 2022Photo #8147525th Apr 2016The only way to get the cargo bike past the barrier was to take the top off.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
24th Apr 2022Photo #16812124th Apr 2021The Scallop (by Maggi Hambling) and the cycleway from Aldeburgh to ThorpenessCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Apr 2022Photo #16792523rd Apr 2021Shared-use route around the B1532/A12 roundaboutCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd Apr 2022Photo #16764922nd Apr 2021A nice section of riverside path, but it doesn't connect to anything else.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Apr 2022Photo #16764621st Apr 2021Cyclist with ladderBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
20th Apr 2022Photo #10772820th Apr 2019Cycling across an old railway bridge in Barnstaple.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
19th Apr 2022Photo #15146519th Apr 2017Crossing the Sydney Harbour BridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
18th Apr 2022Photo #9802218th Apr 2018About to fill in the contra flow cycling marking.Road environment:
Event
road
17th Apr 2022Photo #16758117th Apr 2021The garden city was a great idea until it was swamped by carsCar storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
16th Apr 2022Photo #11569216th Apr 2020Entrance to cycleway to Panshanger Park at Birch Green. No drop in kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Apr 2022Photo #9798015th Apr 2018Unbelievably, this is marked as a cycle route to York station.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
14th Apr 2022Photo #11255714th Apr 2013Why wheelbender stands should be banned.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
13th Apr 2022Photo #10767213th Apr 2019NCN27 rail trail the Tarka TrailCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Apr 2022Photo #10821512th Apr 2019Give way to a dismantled bus stop?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Apr 2022Photo #16729811th Apr 2021Cyclists offered a choice of difficult obstacles to negotiate.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
10th Apr 2022Photo #8892410th Apr 2017Cycleway on the Cleddau bridge (NCN route 4)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Apr 2022Photo #1670379th Apr 2021Sheffield stands in use on Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park, York.Other:
Infrastructure
general
8th Apr 2022Photo #891678th Apr 2017The toucan signal boxes are positioned so they face away from approaching users.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
7th Apr 2022Photo #576947th Apr 2014Cycles parked very tidily in Market Street.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Apr 2022Photo #1670026th Apr 2021Cycle rental by the boating lake in HelstonBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
5th Apr 2022Photo #967275th Apr 2017The more adventurous option on NCN route 4 towards KidwellyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Apr 2022Photo #967124th Apr 2017Barrier on cycle route in Canaston WoodsObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
3rd Apr 2022Photo #1076553rd Apr 2019Cycleway under construction on the road passing Leicester's railway station.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
2nd Apr 2022Photo #1671512nd Apr 2021South City Way at junction of Victoria Road and Allison Street.Road environment:
Good practice
road
1st Apr 2022Photo #1668621st Apr 2021Start of off-road section of NCN route 2 south from CockwoodCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st Mar 2022Photo #16654131st Mar 2021The road closure in Avenuepark Street now has an opening to allow cycling.Road environment:
Good practice
road
30th Mar 2022Photo #16650430th Mar 2021Temporary segregated cycle lane using wandsDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
29th Mar 2022Photo #16640829th Mar 2021A railing and kerb obstructing the end of an otherwise quite cycleable path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
28th Mar 2022Photo #5739428th Mar 2014Cyclists on Huntingdon Road during the morning rush.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
27th Mar 2022Photo #16632627th Mar 2021Modal filter, HendonRoad environment:
Good practice
road
26th Mar 2022Photo #16627726th Mar 2021Transporting a heavy, bulky load of bookshelves with a bike and trailer.Other:
Infrastructure
general
25th Mar 2022Photo #16627525th Mar 2021Cycleway towards Stansted Airport from the village of Birchanger to the west.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24th Mar 2022Photo #16615724th Mar 2021New arrangement of roadworks, with cars to the right, and cyclists to the left.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
23rd Mar 2022Photo #10742623rd Mar 2019Through motor traffic has been removed by a road closure next to the low bridge.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
22nd Mar 2022Photo #8863222nd Mar 2017Cycle link to service road, WrexhamCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Mar 2022Photo #16633521st Mar 2021Cargo bike parking outside Co-OpCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20th Mar 2022Photo #16583220th Mar 2021Ramp to north end of Chisholm Trail river bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
19th Mar 2022Photo #16575619th Mar 2021Muddy bridleway from the new A1307 to MadingleyTrack:
Infrastructure
track
18th Mar 2022Photo #11386618th Mar 2020Cyclists Dismount, not once but twice.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17th Mar 2022Photo #16561017th Mar 2021A well-laden machine from the York Green-Link Couriers company.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
16th Mar 2022Photo #11381716th Mar 2020Novelty cycle parking at the Scottish Parliament, reminds me of wire puzzles.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
15th Mar 2022Photo #16556115th Mar 2021How not to design the end of a cycleway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
14th Mar 2022Photo #16615414th Mar 2021Level crossing off Littlewood Lane. Hard work with a bicycleObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
13th Mar 2022Photo #5569413th Mar 2010Narrow cycle lane, since replaced.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
12th Mar 2022Photo #11381012th Mar 2020The new road layout and protected cycleway is looking very good.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
11th Mar 2022Photo #5779511th Mar 2014Excellent 'secret' route from Johnston to CarnarthenCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
10th Mar 2022Photo #8800210th Mar 2017Melbourne - Yarra river trailCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Mar 2022Photo #974239th Mar 2018Cyclist on route EV6, ToursCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Mar 2022Photo #880428th Mar 2017Wigg Island Community Park - with a view of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.Destination:
Misc
destinations
7th Mar 2022Photo #1649517th Mar 2021Greenway in WaterfordCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
6th Mar 2022Photo #1649056th Mar 2021Pop-up one-way closure of rat-run in HistonCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Mar 2022Photo #656005th Mar 2015Too many bollards near the eastern end of Wella Cycle TrackObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
4th Mar 2022Photo #1137314th Mar 2020No Cycling at Westwood Square.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
3rd Mar 2022Photo #1661153rd Mar 2021New cycling artwork brightening up the underpassOther:
Misc
general
2nd Mar 2022Photo #1063662nd Mar 2019In the bear pit, Stevenage.Other:
Infrastructure
general
1st Mar 2022Photo #1135401st Mar 2020Headingley Lane, Leeds.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
28th Feb 2022Photo #17402228th Feb 2006The M60 footbridge, before becoming badly overgrown through lack of maintenance.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
27th Feb 2022Photo #16462427th Feb 2021Free left turn for cyclists into a contra-flow.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
26th Feb 2022Photo #9694626th Feb 2018Cycle lights on CS6 at the north end of Blackfriars Bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th Feb 2022Photo #10625425th Feb 2019Is a 'No Cling' sign likely to be legally enforceable?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
24th Feb 2022Photo #10620324th Feb 2019Unusual compass style directions embedded in the cycleway, approaching junction.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
23rd Feb 2022Photo #16436823rd Feb 2021Transporting domestic compost by bike at Greenfields Community Garden, York.Other:
Good practice
general
22nd Feb 2022Photo #16464722nd Feb 2021Modal filter on Quietway 2Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Feb 2022Photo #16462021st Feb 2021Signs for segregated and unsegregated shared use; they can't both be correct!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
20th Feb 2022Photo #16416220th Feb 2021New Panton Street LTN - could do with some plants in the planter.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
19th Feb 2022Photo #16611619th Feb 2021If you can't remove the barriers I guess you can do worse than build round them.Other:
Good practice
general
18th Feb 2022Photo #16617518th Feb 2021So what is allowed on this pathway? Sign now removed.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
17th Feb 2022Photo #17009017th Feb 2021Modal filter created by gateObstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
16th Feb 2022Photo #16438616th Feb 2021Monks Cross retail park two-way cycle route around the perimeter.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
15th Feb 2022Photo #16371815th Feb 2021Manchester Hulme One of the 2 way crossings at the roundabout.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
14th Feb 2022Photo #7419814th Feb 2016Clearly, cyclists never wait at red lights.Road environment:
Event
road
13th Feb 2022Photo #10614113th Feb 2019The Bridge of Freedom on top of an Iron Curtain bunkerCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Feb 2022Photo #5686212th Feb 2014Cycle parking on both main platforms at Crewe stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
11th Feb 2022Photo #16326411th Feb 2021Ruts in bridleway making it hard to cycleTrack:
Problem
track
10th Feb 2022Photo #17318510th Feb 2019Continous crossing of St Georges Road shared use path over minor road crossings.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
9th Feb 2022Photo #646849th Feb 2015Cycle parking at the Blaak metro station, RotterdamCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking

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