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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 2,602 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
23rd Feb 2018Photo #4719123rd Feb 2012A cycling paramedic in CambridgeBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
22nd Feb 2018Photo #7441322nd Feb 2016New, utterly rubbish, cycle parking in PenzanceCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
21st Feb 2018Photo #8774621st Feb 2017Cycling through the South Gate, Angkor Thom, CambodiaRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
20th Feb 2018Photo #8669920th Feb 2013Inadequate cycle parkingCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
19th Feb 2018Photo #8772819th Feb 2017Combined cycle and zebra crossing on Portsmouth Road, Kingston upon Thames.Road environment:
Good practice
road
18th Feb 2018Photo #8772218th Feb 2017LCN75 at Berrylands stationRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
17th Feb 2018Photo #3558617th Feb 2012A Dutch clog-bike in CambridgeCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
16th Feb 2018Photo #8770716th Feb 2017The Bike Depot, home of Outspoken in CambridgeBike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
15th Feb 2018Photo #5744515th Feb 2014Start of track around the northern end of Lake BalaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Feb 2018Photo #9138814th Feb 2016Mind how you go here!Other:
Infrastructure
general
13th Feb 2018Photo #5688913th Feb 2014Pleasant cycle routes behind the Guildhall, WrexhamCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Feb 2018Photo #8766012th Feb 2017Tourists with bikes and scooters coming off the car ferry, Luang PrabangOther:
Infrastructure
general
11th Feb 2018Photo #7415811th Feb 2016Watch out for the bollard!Other:
Problem
general
10th Feb 2018Photo #8759410th Feb 2017Turning Wheels exhibition on the bicycle at Taiwan National MuseumOther:
Event
general
9th Feb 2018Photo #646669th Feb 2015Segregated cycle track on the Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam.Dutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
8th Feb 2018Photo #646328th Feb 2015Bikes at play area, Den HaagBicycle:
Event
bicycles
7th Feb 2018Photo #646127th Feb 2015A wooden bike outside Lola Bikes and Coffee, Den HaagBicycle:
Event
bicycles
6th Feb 2018Photo #566456th Feb 2014Annoying and brutal pram arms on the so called Bar Hill cycleway.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
5th Feb 2018Photo #875445th Feb 2017The replacement footbridge over the M8 motorway at Hillington.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
4th Feb 2018Photo #940924th Feb 2017Careless cycle parking causing blockages for walkersEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
3rd Feb 2018Photo #875073rd Feb 2017Babraham Institute Cycleway opening event!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Feb 2018Photo #741272nd Feb 2016Shortage of secure cycle parking at a university building.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
1st Feb 2018Photo #353581st Feb 2012It's great to see some proper cycle parking outside my doctor's surgery at last.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
31st Jan 2018Photo #3533931st Jan 2012This newly opened supermarket does not seem to have any customer cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
30th Jan 2018Photo #2806530th Jan 2011Highway engineers can't resist the temptation to place a pillar on a cycleway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
29th Jan 2018Photo #2797529th Jan 2011Green Lane cycle route, New MaldenCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th Jan 2018Photo #9230928th Jan 2017Temporary protection of cycleway during worksRoadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
27th Jan 2018Photo #8948527th Jan 2017Cycleway on a bridge across the rift between the Asian and Philippines plates.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Jan 2018Photo #3655326th Jan 2008Staple Hill tunnel entrance, BristolCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Jan 2018Photo #3329925th Jan 2009Toucan crossing with wide central island, but poorly arranged railings each sideRoad environment:
Problem
road
24th Jan 2018Photo #1572224th Jan 2009Flooded roads, awful surface, but still many people are riding bikes in ParatyBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
23rd Jan 2018Photo #7390323rd Jan 2016Path washed out due to water flowing across the path from adjacent ground.Track:
Problem
track
22nd Jan 2018Photo #9156922nd Jan 2017Riverside cycleway, TaipeiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Jan 2018Photo #2042821st Jan 2010An entrance to a major underground cycle park at Antwerpen Centraal station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20th Jan 2018Photo #9023820th Jan 2017Hipster cycle-themed café, TaipeiOther:
Misc
general
19th Jan 2018Photo #6370819th Jan 2015The morning commute over Mill Road bridge.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
18th Jan 2018Photo #2039018th Jan 2010Bridge closed except to cyclists and pedestrians.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17th Jan 2018Photo #9408917th Jan 2013A launch ride for Tour de France in CambridgeBicycle:
Event
bicycles
16th Jan 2018Photo #8363116th Jan 2010A bollard right in the middle of a narrow cycle path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Jan 2018Photo #8879115th Jan 2017Tourists are encouraged to stay off the roads in Georgetown, PenangCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Jan 2018Photo #8718214th Jan 2017End of cycle route, start of towpath, next to the River Cam.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th Jan 2018Photo #8797813th Jan 2017Gaudy trishaws waiting for tourists in the centre of Melaka (Malacca, Malaysia)Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
12th Jan 2018Photo #8716512th Jan 2017"Why oh why won't they use the cycleways provided???"Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
11th Jan 2018Photo #7372411th Jan 2016Space for cycling in different directions on Cycle Superhighway 5Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
10th Jan 2018Photo #8744710th Jan 2017A street-sweeper's trike, SingaporeBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
9th Jan 2018Photo #632869th Jan 2015Riders leaving Wandlebury Country park to celebrate the opening of a new route.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
8th Jan 2018Photo #871508th Jan 2017The Double Helix bridge, SingaporeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
7th Jan 2018Photo #731527th Jan 2016Even in winter this bridleway is well used, but could do with a sealed surface.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
6th Jan 2018Photo #632606th Jan 2015Excellently sited cycle parking outside The Alma pub.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
5th Jan 2018Photo #559615th Jan 2014A nice straight through transition between the road and the new park entrance.Road environment:
Good practice
road
4th Jan 2018Photo #872684th Jan 2017Three different bollards at the eastern end of the Carter Bridge.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
3rd Jan 2018Photo #731183rd Jan 2016Exposed tramline in Hyndland Road.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
2nd Jan 2018Photo #278962nd Jan 2011Road closure, creating a cycling alternative to the newer parallel road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31st Dec 2017Photo #4690431st Dec 2012Testing out the Christmas presents in Acton ParkCycleway:
Event
cycleways
30th Dec 2017Photo #8719330th Dec 2016A real cycle lane on Cattle Market StreetCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th Dec 2017Photo #8680929th Dec 2016Bizarre cycle lane merges onto the road and ends abruptly at a give way marking.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
28th Dec 2017Photo #7300528th Dec 2015No Dogs in Archway Park - but no mention of cyclingGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
27th Dec 2017Photo #2759127th Dec 2010Path to Walberswick - popular for cycling in summer, not very rideable in winterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Dec 2017Photo #6368226th Dec 2014A warning sign that has been made as inconspicuous as possible.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
25th Dec 2017Photo #2757025th Dec 2010Cambridge station on Christmas Day - no trains, no cars, but plenty of bikes.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
24th Dec 2017Photo #1210824th Dec 2005Geocacaching by bike, along the Roman Road by way open to bikes.Other:
Misc
general
23rd Dec 2017Photo #7298523rd Dec 2015Why does British traffic engineering require so many 'End of Cycle Route' signs?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
22nd Dec 2017Photo #1235522nd Dec 2007A wide cycle path in Assen, with priority over all the side-roadsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
21st Dec 2017Photo #8651521st Dec 2016A seasonal bicycle!Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
20th Dec 2017Photo #2754720th Dec 2010Portugal Place, Cambridge, Christmas lightsRoad environment:
Event
road
19th Dec 2017Photo #7293119th Dec 2015A newly surfaced path alongside the Firth of Forth for NCN 76Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Dec 2017Photo #8647518th Dec 2016Regent's Canal on a Sunday afternoon - the path doesn't feel wide enoughCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
17th Dec 2017Photo #8727017th Dec 2016Cycle parking at Birmingham International StationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
16th Dec 2017Photo #3678416th Dec 2011A bike shop in Temuco, Chile, in the run-up to Christmas.Bike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
15th Dec 2017Photo #7289515th Dec 2015Tidily parked bikes - but some bikes don't fit in easily and so are at the ends.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
14th Dec 2017Photo #6255514th Dec 2012A road in southern Kathmandu.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
13th Dec 2017Photo #6397313th Dec 2014Not an attractive place to park, adjacent to fly-tipping by the footbridge rampCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
12th Dec 2017Photo #3676012th Dec 2011Lots of bikes at a classy vegetarian restaurant, Santiago, ChileCycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
11th Dec 2017Photo #6312811th Dec 2014Lots of green vegetables being carried on this bike on Kathmandu's ring road.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
10th Dec 2017Photo #6300510th Dec 2014I think this cycle lane in Yerevan is on the road, but it's hard to tell!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
9th Dec 2017Photo #863429th Dec 2016On-street cycle shelter, RotherhitheCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
8th Dec 2017Photo #638558th Dec 2014Cycle parking outside a gym.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
7th Dec 2017Photo #367277th Dec 2011Trikes and karts in the plaza, Valparaíso, Chile.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
6th Dec 2017Photo #869436th Dec 2014King's Boulevard, an active travel route near King's Cross station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Dec 2017Photo #131275th Dec 2007Riverside Bridge, Cambridge, under construction.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
4th Dec 2017Photo #726734th Dec 2015Roadworks for the Cycle Superhighway along the Victoria Embankment in 2015Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
3rd Dec 2017Photo #862413rd Dec 2016London Route 75 passing under the railway at Berrylands, and some cycle parking.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Dec 2017Photo #726412nd Dec 2015A city-bound cycle lane on Rochdale Road, Manchester.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
1st Dec 2017Photo #283171st Dec 2010Snow in Sheffield stopped motor traffic for a week in 2010, but not this chap!Other:
Event
general
30th Nov 2017Photo #4677230th Nov 2012Mountain biking in Hall Ranch Open Space Park, Lyons COCycleway:
Event
cycleways
29th Nov 2017Photo #6282229th Nov 2014Cycle parking obstructed by Christmas market in Argyle Street.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
28th Nov 2017Photo #6281528th Nov 2014Bus stop by-pass on Durham Road, Sunderland. Nice.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
27th Nov 2017Photo #7287427th Nov 2015Cycle parking with a pump and an elephant!Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
26th Nov 2017Photo #9396926th Nov 2014This is why slotted concrete blocks should never be used for cycling parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
25th Nov 2017Photo #549825th Nov 2000The cycle bridge over the railway at Cambridge Railway Station.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24th Nov 2017Photo #7255924th Nov 2015Both these dead ends are in fact handy through routes for cycling.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
23rd Nov 2017Photo #6293723rd Nov 2014The road is miles wide, but of course it was better to block the cycle track.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22nd Nov 2017Photo #3624022nd Nov 2011Start of seafront cycle route south from central Iquique, Chile.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Nov 2017Photo #7250321st Nov 2015Part of the Milton Keynes redway system.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Nov 2017Photo #5432820th Nov 2013Barriers and no dropped kerb approaching a crossing of the A30.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
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

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