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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 2,244 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
28th Feb 2017Photo #6452928th Feb 1987London 1987. Oh how things have changed......Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
27th Feb 2017Photo #7440227th Feb 2016Bollards that will take a chunk out of your leg.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
26th Feb 2017Photo #5713926th Feb 2014The morning rush on the Riverside Bridge in Cambridge.Dutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
25th Feb 2017Photo #8683925th Feb 2014Commercial vehicle unloading blocking the inner ring road and the cycle lanesEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
24th Feb 2017Photo #7439624th Feb 2016Shared foot and cycle bridge at Lagan WeirCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
23rd Feb 2017Photo #2148023rd Feb 2010A dangerous cycle lane, well under a metre wide, in Kennington Road, LambethRoad environment:
Problem
road
22nd Feb 2017Photo #2099222nd Feb 2010A well-used route to Addenbrooke's Hospital - whatever the weather.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Feb 2017Photo #7426721st Feb 2016Cycle tracks on Camden's Tavistock Place well-used even on a Sunday lunchtimeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Feb 2017Photo #4803520th Feb 2013Cycle parking at Montevideo's modern airport terminalCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
19th Feb 2017Photo #5703419th Feb 2014It's half-term, let's all go shopping!Road environment:
Event
road
18th Feb 2017Photo #6573618th Feb 2015Under the Brunel WayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
17th Feb 2017Photo #7423117th Feb 2016When passing a stop line, make sure your exit is clear.Congestion:
Problem
congestion
16th Feb 2017Photo #7424916th Feb 2016London cycle route 3 passing under the railway at Waterloo East.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Feb 2017Photo #6573215th Feb 2015It's Not Too Late To Go BackCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Feb 2017Photo #5731514th Feb 2014Repairer to CTC sign on former bike shop, CorwenGeneral sign/notice:
Misc
signs
13th Feb 2017Photo #5689313th Feb 2014Most unusual - a Cyclists Remount sign!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
12th Feb 2017Photo #6445812th Feb 2015Gloomy day on the Woolwich Ferry.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
11th Feb 2017Photo #7420511th Feb 2016Cycling in the media - interview about the new cycle park at Cambridge stationCycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
10th Feb 2017Photo #4793510th Feb 2013Two cyclists crossing the international bridge from Brazil to UruguayRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
9th Feb 2017Photo #646749th Feb 2015Cycle track under closed railway bridge, RotterdamCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Feb 2017Photo #208618th Feb 2010Road closure - KEEP CLEAR for emergency vehicles but not for bikes?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
7th Feb 2017Photo #646187th Feb 2015A tour group on Den Haag town bikesBicycle:
Event
bicycles
6th Feb 2017Photo #645926th Feb 2015Sign for cycle route diverted by roadworks, AmsterdamRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
5th Feb 2017Photo #645955th Feb 2015Very restrictive barriers at park entry near Kings Cross - very tight for bikes.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
4th Feb 2017Photo #740854th Feb 2016Cottonmill Lane level crossing, St Albans. Just off NCN6 and NCN61.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
3rd Feb 2017Photo #845723rd Feb 2011The Boblingen Way cycle path in GlenrothesCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Feb 2017Photo #740582nd Feb 2016Windermere Bike Boat which links Brockhole with the west side of the lakeOther:
Good practice
general
1st Feb 2017Photo #740501st Feb 20167pm on the Vauxhall cycle tracks.Dutch-style cycleway:
Event
dutchcycleways
31st Jan 2017Photo #1033631st Jan 2007How many poles do we really need?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Jan 2017Photo #2808030th Jan 2011Coombe Lane West - traffic not slow enough to avoid setting off the speed sign.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
29th Jan 2017Photo #4757329th Jan 2013Surprisingly, this was simply the cheapest way to build a bridge.Road environment:
Good practice
road
28th Jan 2017Photo #512628th Jan 2004Snow on the cycleway - shows up where the bikes go.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
27th Jan 2017Photo #5682227th Jan 2014Turning right 'vehicular cyclist' style, or face a maze of toucan crossings.Road environment:
Problem
road
26th Jan 2017Photo #4740326th Jan 2013"Change is moving up a gear" but not extending to this shared-use footway.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
25th Jan 2017Photo #6412325th Jan 2015Regularly encroached contraflow painted bike lanes . Not a pleasant place to be.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
24th Jan 2017Photo #4741624th Jan 2013Enjoy Montevideo on Bike cycle rentalBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
23rd Jan 2017Photo #4736323rd Jan 2013Cycleway gritting having an effectCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22nd Jan 2017Photo #2869322nd Jan 2011Seven new Sheffield stands replacing "toaster racks".Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
21st Jan 2017Photo #5540621st Jan 2009A cyclist on the Riverside BridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Jan 2017Photo #7388220th Jan 2016Grantchester path by nightOther:
Infrastructure
general
19th Jan 2017Photo #1029819th Jan 2007Workers clearing fallen trees on Sustrans Route 11.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
18th Jan 2017Photo #7430618th Jan 2016Drivers still finding a way to park on the pavement despite all the bollardsEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
17th Jan 2017Photo #2021417th Jan 2010Northern velomobile ride near Assen in the Netherlands.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
16th Jan 2017Photo #7380216th Jan 2016A big road, subway and some dedicated cycle track.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
15th Jan 2017Photo #3530015th Jan 2012Barriers on cycle paths make running cycle rides hard work and slow.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
14th Jan 2017Photo #1028714th Jan 2007Hand over all your carrots if you want to get through!Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
13th Jan 2017Photo #8058113th Jan 2013Shiroishi Cycling road in Sapporo in winter (Hokkaido, Japan)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Jan 2017Photo #5612812th Jan 2014Cycle parking in CambridgeCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
11th Jan 2017Photo #7361811th Jan 2016Bike Hangar on Larkhall Rise, ClaphamCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Jan 2017Photo #5599310th Jan 2014The new Zoetermeer NL bicycle bridge.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
9th Jan 2017Photo #741449th Jan 2016Short but useful shared path nicely cuts out the busy roundabout.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Jan 2017Photo #471118th Jan 2013That's clear enough - who would want to cycle up it anyway?General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
7th Jan 2017Photo #472337th Jan 2012Bicycle wineBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
6th Jan 2017Photo #731596th Jan 2016New cycle track beside the A487 west of HaverfordwestCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
5th Jan 2017Photo #124125th Jan 2008Surprising - traffic calming on a dead-end streetRoad environment:
Good practice
road
4th Jan 2017Photo #679754th Jan 2015Half of them didn't realise there was a cycle track around the corner.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
3rd Jan 2017Photo #731173rd Jan 2016A gap through a Fire Path, but is it legal to cycle through?Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
2nd Jan 2017Photo #731142nd Jan 2016Double-deck covered cycle store at the new Picturehouse Crouch End.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
1st Jan 2017Photo #560911st Jan 2014A very lonely bike on a lonely wheelbender at Innsbruck International Airport.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
31st Dec 2016Photo #4690831st Dec 2012Road closure - except for cyclesCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Dec 2016Photo #7305530th Dec 2015A path well used by cyclists but totally unsuitable in its present state.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29th Dec 2016Photo #3525829th Dec 2011A safe and comfortable overtaking distance.Road environment:
Event
road
28th Dec 2016Photo #4212228th Dec 2006Lots of cycle route signs here in Hatfield, but not all pointing the right way.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
27th Dec 2016Photo #2758127th Dec 2010Thames path cycling and walking routes.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Dec 2016Photo #2861826th Dec 2008Access to Imber Ranges is granted for a few days a year, but keep to the road!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
25th Dec 2016Photo #2757325th Dec 2010Lovely day for a cycle. Season's greetings to all our followers!Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
24th Dec 2016Photo #4406124th Dec 2011Speeding perhaps?Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
23rd Dec 2016Photo #3519623rd Dec 2011A ride around Richmond Park.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22nd Dec 2016Photo #1235122nd Dec 2007A very urban bike path going around the back of some busy streets, Assen.Other:
Misc
general
21st Dec 2016Photo #2008521st Dec 2009Clear road, icy cycle lane.Road environment:
Event
road
20th Dec 2016Photo #1234120th Dec 2007Cycle commuters on a canal path in Assen.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
19th Dec 2016Photo #6304819th Dec 2014Cycle racks included with this new tennis court! #everydaycyclingCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
18th Dec 2016Photo #3681218th Dec 2011Hostel in Pucón, ChileOther:
Misc
general
17th Dec 2016Photo #2005317th Dec 2009Less than ideal cycling conditionsBicycle:
Event
bicycles
16th Dec 2016Photo #7375116th Dec 2015Exhibition RoadLack of official cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Dec 2016Photo #7289615th Dec 2015Fietstunnel - Cuyperpassage underneath Amsterdam Centraal railway station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
14th Dec 2016Photo #6240714th Dec 2012Cycling in KathmanduRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
13th Dec 2016Photo #6396513th Dec 2014Not the most secure cycle parking here.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
12th Dec 2016Photo #6299712th Dec 2014Somewhere between Dieckirch and Reisdorf, the scenery on the bike path is lovelyCycleway:
Misc
cycleways
11th Dec 2016Photo #6309511th Dec 2014Transporting cargo on a flatbed trike on Kathmandu's ring road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Dec 2016Photo #6300810th Dec 2014Bike parked at the environmentally-aware Green Bean Café, YerevanCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
9th Dec 2016Photo #154719th Dec 2008Lifting bridge for cyclists over the canal in the snow, in Assen.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
8th Dec 2016Photo #367338th Dec 2011Weekend cyclists in Viña del Mar, ChileOther:
Event
general
7th Dec 2016Photo #367237th Dec 2011Waiting for Merval metro train to pass, Barón station, ValparaísoCycleway:
Event
cycleways
6th Dec 2016Photo #572946th Dec 2013Priority over sideroadsDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
5th Dec 2016Photo #276215th Dec 2010Cunningly-disguised rising bollardsObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
4th Dec 2016Photo #273644th Dec 2010That's the way to use a zebra crossing - morris dancing at Mill Road Winter FairOther:
Event
general
3rd Dec 2016Photo #546193rd Dec 2013This temporary road sign is much better than the often used "Cyclists Dismount".Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
2nd Dec 2016Photo #726432nd Dec 2015I'm sure this could have been implemented better.Road environment:
Problem
road
1st Dec 2016Photo #468361st Dec 2012Start of the descent from National Centre for Atmospheric Research to Boulder COGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
30th Nov 2016Photo #3629030th Nov 2011No Right Turn Monday to Friday mornings, No Left Turn afternoons.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
29th Nov 2016Photo #5434329th Nov 2013Morning commuters near Addenbrooke's hospital on the busway path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28th Nov 2016Photo #7258328th Nov 2015Not enough cycle parking at this Oxford Park & RideCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
27th Nov 2016Photo #5433127th Nov 2013It's hard to believe this cycle bypass was ever a practical idea worth pursuing.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
26th Nov 2016Photo #5418926th Nov 2013A path called Velos Walk - but cycling does not appear to be prohibited.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
25th Nov 2016Photo #4473425th Nov 2011A pole in a middle of the cyclewayCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
24th Nov 2016Photo #2723124th Nov 2010'Cycle Storage' sign placed by the Road & Path Cycling Association in Chester.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
23rd Nov 2016Photo #5400923rd Nov 2013In King George's Field you are invited to cycle responsibly.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
22nd Nov 2016Photo #4660322nd Nov 2012Fire Path with no (legal) allowance for cyclesObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
21st Nov 2016Photo #7251521st Nov 2015Annoying CYCLISTS DISMOUNT signs to cross a road in a car park!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs

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