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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 2,507 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
19th Nov 2017Photo #8597319th Nov 2016Road closed to motor traffic, open to everyone else.Road environment:
Good practice
road
18th Nov 2017Photo #8596518th Nov 2016"Please do not obstruct" - oh, the irony!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
17th Nov 2017Photo #3617617th Nov 2011Tricycle stall, Santiago, ChileBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
16th Nov 2017Photo #3679316th Nov 2010Was the cycle stand full?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Nov 2017Photo #8589515th Nov 2016Form over function? This foot and cycle bridge is hazardous in wet weather.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Nov 2017Photo #9299814th Nov 2015An interesting bicycle in NewcastleBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
13th Nov 2017Photo #8591613th Nov 2016Start of a brief stretch of new shared-use path on NCN route 3 towards MarazionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Nov 2017Photo #8587912th Nov 2016CycleBognor riders out and about on a misty November day in BoshamRoad environment:
Misc
road
11th Nov 2017Photo #4632011th Nov 2012Heavily guarded cycle route under the railway at LetchworthCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
10th Nov 2017Photo #6234010th Nov 2014A Georgian traffic jamCongestion:
Event
congestion
9th Nov 2017Photo #724229th Nov 2015Cycle parking in Chisinau, Moldova, is all provided by businesses.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
8th Nov 2017Photo #929808th Nov 2015Tramway crossing and junction, with two-stage turn waiting area, in AmsterdamDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
7th Nov 2017Photo #627527th Nov 2014Cycle parking at the University of LiverpoolCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Nov 2017Photo #929716th Nov 2015Cycleway alongside a tramway in Amsterdam - in a nicely-greened areaDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
5th Nov 2017Photo #857905th Nov 2016A cut-through in Harpenden, linking service roads parallel to the A1081Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Nov 2017Photo #346204th Nov 2011Parking at Perranwell Station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
3rd Nov 2017Photo #723683rd Nov 2015Cycling on a traffic-free street in Lugoj, RomaniaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Nov 2017Photo #721392nd Nov 2015Cambridge morning rush hourOther:
Infrastructure
general
1st Nov 2017Photo #926661st Nov 2014Temporary diversion for cycles in AmsterdamCycleway:
Event
cycleways
31st Oct 2017Photo #6214331st Oct 2014The cycle parking is rather ancient, but at least it is conveniently located.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
30th Oct 2017Photo #8571230th Oct 2016Public space reclaimed by removing through motor traffic from one short streetRoad environment:
Good practice
road
29th Oct 2017Photo #8564229th Oct 2016Narrow cluttered pavement converted to shared use.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
28th Oct 2017Photo #3439628th Oct 2011Covered cycle parking at a new development in Hinckley.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
27th Oct 2017Photo #9318427th Oct 2015Badly-installed cycle parking - basically not usableCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
26th Oct 2017Photo #7225626th Oct 2015Shiney new cycle track by the main road through Deva, RomaniaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th Oct 2017Photo #8554225th Oct 2016Route beside the North Circular Road/A112 interchange and access to underpassCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24th Oct 2017Photo #7205224th Oct 2015A green strip between parked vehicles on Kilbirnie Street. What could it be?Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
23rd Oct 2017Photo #4624423rd Oct 2012Messy road closure next to NCN72Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
22nd Oct 2017Photo #5593822nd Oct 2013Canalside cycle route out of ChesterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Oct 2017Photo #7201821st Oct 2015Segregated cycle track and parking on one of Cluj's main arteries.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
20th Oct 2017Photo #8358720th Oct 2015If you look carefully you can see the sign on the wall across the roadRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
19th Oct 2017Photo #7219119th Oct 2015Handy space for laundry and bike storage on the staircase of this block of flatsCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
18th Oct 2017Photo #2632218th Oct 2010Stairway to heaven it isn't, pooly lit, steep, slippery metal steps, on NCN558Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
17th Oct 2017Photo #9254217th Oct 2016Apparently this is supposedly a cycle-friendly junctionRoad environment:
Problem
road
16th Oct 2017Photo #3425616th Oct 2011Narrow door-zone cycle lanes on Kilmarnock Road. Even the parking is too narrow!Road environment:
Problem
road
15th Oct 2017Photo #9250215th Oct 2016Contraflow - not a brilliant implementation but a useful routeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Oct 2017Photo #4566414th Oct 2012The underpass beneath the railway at Royston - a project funded by the LotteryCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th Oct 2017Photo #7209913th Oct 2015North end of the very dark Kelmarsh tunnel, part of the Brampton Valley Way NCN6Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Oct 2017Photo #5359212th Oct 2013A man making model bicycles from coloured wire in Nanjing, ChinaBicycle:
Event
bicycles
11th Oct 2017Photo #9138911th Oct 2015The nearest opportunity to aviod the terrifying parallel B road.Other:
Infrastructure
general
10th Oct 2017Photo #5325610th Oct 2013Clear demand for cycle parking here and there is plenty of space.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
9th Oct 2017Photo #853919th Oct 2016Roots pushing up the surface of Black Bear Park greenwayCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
8th Oct 2017Photo #617128th Oct 2014A screen in the cab of a truck shows view to rear, or the side when indicatingOther:
Good practice
general
7th Oct 2017Photo #322707th Oct 2010Cycle route across a bridge, Timisoara, RomaniaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th Oct 2017Photo #272266th Oct 2010Expertly shoddy resurfacing on Grange Road, Cambridge.Road environment:
Problem
road
5th Oct 2017Photo #858885th Oct 2016Looking north from ncr1 on its clifftop approach to Berwick upon Tweed.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
4th Oct 2017Photo #711314th Oct 2015Perfect for toddlers!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
3rd Oct 2017Photo #711033rd Oct 2015A bus stop bypass at Homerton College almost finished and already attracting useCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Oct 2017Photo #616022nd Oct 2014Customer cycle parking at Royal Mail's Clifton Road depot.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
1st Oct 2017Photo #452881st Oct 2012Well used racks at the Swavesey stop on the guided busway track.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
30th Sep 2017Photo #3555330th Sep 2011The old Puente del Pilar in Zaragoza is now for cyclists and pedestrians only.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th Sep 2017Photo #3548029th Sep 2011Market day in Graus - segregated cycle route completely blocked.Obstruction:
Event
obstructions
28th Sep 2017Photo #6162528th Sep 2014A floating bus stop next to the cycleway on Eastern Esplanade, Southend.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27th Sep 2017Photo #8607127th Sep 2016They don't seem to want cyclists going up here!Track:
Infrastructure
track
26th Sep 2017Photo #8517026th Sep 2016Cycle parking inside tunnel under Bath Spa railway station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Sep 2017Photo #7100425th Sep 2015A great example of when not to enter an ASL - best to wait behind.Road environment:
Problem
road
24th Sep 2017Photo #5296624th Sep 2013Cycle hooks and ski rack in a St Gervais-Bellegarde regional trainOther:
Infrastructure
general
23rd Sep 2017Photo #8512923rd Sep 2016A new 'cycle zebra' on Arbury Road, CambridgeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd Sep 2017Photo #8501722nd Sep 2016A tiny cycle lane - narrower than the sign!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
21st Sep 2017Photo #8495321st Sep 2016NCN 754 on the canal path in BonnybridgeTrack:
Infrastructure
track
20th Sep 2017Photo #3422920th Sep 2011Cycle parking at a bus stop in Assen.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
19th Sep 2017Photo #8490019th Sep 2016When locking your bike to street furniture first make sure it is firmly fixed!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
18th Sep 2017Photo #1946218th Sep 2009Mountain biking with TWO backpacks? You'd have to be mad!Other:
Event
general
17th Sep 2017Photo #8485117th Sep 2016Cyclists prohibited from this stretch of road leading directly to a cycle routeGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
16th Sep 2017Photo #7082316th Sep 2015A segregated bike path in Porto, PortugalCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
15th Sep 2017Photo #2992315th Sep 2010A high-tech road closure in Solotvino, UkraineCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Sep 2017Photo #7060614th Sep 2015A bike bread bin in Diana Road, WalthamstowCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
13th Sep 2017Photo #7055913th Sep 2015Cycleway along the Marginale, PortoDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
12th Sep 2017Photo #8659012th Sep 2014Where sheffield stands go to die - final removal at Cambridge stationCycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
11th Sep 2017Photo #7108611th Sep 2015Cycle lane experiments on Aikenhead Road, GlasgowRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Sep 2017Photo #5261810th Sep 2013Redundant street furniture on Barnwell Road, CambridgeObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
9th Sep 2017Photo #613349th Sep 2014Aldreth bridge on the way homeBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
8th Sep 2017Photo #148748th Sep 2008A cyclist climbing the Col de la Bonnette, passing former Maginot Line barracks.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
7th Sep 2017Photo #94777th Sep 2001Underground guarded cycle parking at Eindhoven StationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Sep 2017Photo #703996th Sep 2015Some random cycle parking in Erskine.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
5th Sep 2017Photo #713605th Sep 2015The Pentlands seen from Seafield, outside LivingstonTrack:
Infrastructure
track
4th Sep 2017Photo #576194th Sep 2013Twin Sails Bridge, Poole Harbour.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
3rd Sep 2017Photo #527283rd Sep 2013Spot the direction signCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
2nd Sep 2017Photo #920212nd Sep 2013Space for Cycling protest, 2nd September 2013. So much has happened since!Dutch-style cycleway:
Event
dutchcycleways
1st Sep 2017Photo #843921st Sep 2016Mountain biker on the Tour du Mont Blanc on the Swiss side of the Col de BalmeTrack:
Infrastructure
track
31st Aug 2017Photo #8436231st Aug 2016If we are to achieve mass cycling, we'll need more stands than this!Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
30th Aug 2017Photo #8432030th Aug 2016Solar powered LED stud, used here to mark the way across a level crossingCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th Aug 2017Photo #8675229th Aug 2014A ridiculous set of bollardsObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
28th Aug 2017Photo #4439128th Aug 2012Punk Mandeville - a London 2012 Olympics mascot - overseeing some cycle standsCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
27th Aug 2017Photo #7117527th Aug 2015A choice of barriers on the access path from the Bowes Railway Path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
26th Aug 2017Photo #6837726th Aug 2015Cycle bridge - it says so! Walkers have their own bridge next to it.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Aug 2017Photo #7216125th Aug 2015Milton of Campsie on NCN 755 Strathkelvin Railway PathOther:
Infrastructure
general
24th Aug 2017Photo #8422124th Aug 2016This is Nowhere (Norfolk)General sign/notice:
Misc
signs
23rd Aug 2017Photo #7063223rd Aug 2015Grade-separated paths in Cumbernauld's Carbrain GullyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd Aug 2017Photo #8400322nd Aug 2016Side-by-side cycling & chatting on Hills Road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
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

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