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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 2,207 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
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
20th Nov 2016Photo #8457320th Nov 2006Children watching a football match in, Markinch, GlenrothesDestination:
Good practice
destinations
19th Nov 2016Photo #7248919th Nov 2015Cycle route where cycling is forbidden! It goes over a narrow footbridge.Other:
Problem
general
18th Nov 2016Photo #6302618th Nov 2014Bike repair rack, tools and pump, and lots of full stands, at York station.Other:
Good practice
general
17th Nov 2016Photo #6265117th Nov 2014Who wouldn't drive to the huge car park when this is the alternative?Pothole:
Problem
potholes
16th Nov 2016Photo #1533016th Nov 2008Insecure stands lead to theft and vandalism.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Nov 2016Photo #1964715th Nov 2009Cyclists and Joggers compete for space on the Big TrackCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Nov 2016Photo #6290714th Nov 2014Rising bollards made useless by typical Georgian leave-it-anywhere parking.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
13th Nov 2016Photo #2708613th Nov 2010Worn out cycle lane, since it wasn't resurfaced when the outside lane was.Road environment:
Problem
road
12th Nov 2016Photo #8058312th Nov 2014Cycling along the Han River, Seoul, South KoreaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Nov 2016Photo #4627311th Nov 2012A beautiful Sunday morning for cycling and sailing below Richmond HillCycleway:
Event
cycleways
10th Nov 2016Photo #6234510th Nov 2014A path cunningly inserted above a culvert.Other:
Infrastructure
general
9th Nov 2016Photo #623329th Nov 2014A typical Batumi bike - carriers of various kinds vital gearBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
8th Nov 2016Photo #286268th Nov 2008On the Bratton to Imber road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
7th Nov 2016Photo #627607th Nov 2014This is NCN56, on a site that has been totally rebuilt in recent years.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
6th Nov 2016Photo #623186th Nov 2014"Strictly no cyclists on pavement" says sign. Even without bikes?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
5th Nov 2016Photo #266565th Nov 2010Inside the bike station - a sort of community run bike shopBike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
4th Nov 2016Photo #196814th Nov 2009Covered cycle parking at the Cambridge Professional Development CentreCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
3rd Nov 2016Photo #346183rd Nov 2011Bike cage on the Night Riviera sleeper train from London to Penzance.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
2nd Nov 2016Photo #621412nd Nov 2014The decaying redway system in Milton Keynes.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
1st Nov 2016Photo #621221st Nov 2014Saturday morning cycle traffic on the "Pferdemarkt" in Oldenburg.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31st Oct 2016Photo #7214931st Oct 2015Fallen leaves hiding broken asphalt and protruding manhole cover.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
30th Oct 2016Photo #1202130th Oct 2007Cycle parking at Assen station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
29th Oct 2016Photo #5365129th Oct 2013Guided busway maintenance track, covered in autumn leaves.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th Oct 2016Photo #6207228th Oct 2014Cosby Lane approaching a bridge and motorway crossing.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
27th Oct 2016Photo #7227127th Oct 2015Cycle track meets tree.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Oct 2016Photo #4594523rd Oct 2012Obstructive car parking and no dropped kerb, on cycle path access near station.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
22nd Oct 2016Photo #5605022nd Oct 2013Plenty of space for cycles on this train, but no external sign of where it is.Other:
Problem
general
21st Oct 2016Photo #5364621st Oct 2013The Pont y Ddraig cycle bridge across Rhyl harbour the day before it opened.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
20th Oct 2016Photo #8359620th Oct 2015If you know where to look and have binoculars you can see the sign for NCN 1Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
19th Oct 2016Photo #7220019th Oct 2015Lane for skate-boarding, roller-skating and cycling on the Cornesti PlateauCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Oct 2016Photo #5357618th Oct 2013Irony on the back of a bus!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17th Oct 2016Photo #6189417th Oct 2014Cyclist in Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia - and yes, the roads are that quiet.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
16th Oct 2016Photo #4611016th Oct 2012Time for coffee and cake!Other:
Event
general
15th Oct 2016Photo #3391315th Oct 2011Sign pleads "Please Cycle Carefully"General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
14th Oct 2016Photo #4550414th Oct 2012NCN14 at Jarrow, with the widest zebra crossing I have seenCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
13th Oct 2016Photo #5350113th Oct 2013State Of The Map Scotland 2013 hack day at Techcube EdinburghOther:
Event
general
12th Oct 2016Photo #6179112th Oct 2014Cycle lockers and stands (and small motorbike area) at Bury St Edmunds stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking

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