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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 2,871 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
19th Nov 2018Photo #8597819th Nov 2016Rotherhithe tunnel - a very unpleasant environment for active travel.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
18th Nov 2018Photo #8611018th Nov 2016Apparently cyclists can't be trusted to cycle down this ramp.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
17th Nov 2018Photo #9504317th Nov 2017An utterly pointless set of cycle barriers on an entirely segregated cycle lane.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
16th Nov 2018Photo #9503916th Nov 2017Bike racks in good use including by a couple of Ofo bikes.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
15th Nov 2018Photo #1960415th Nov 2009The Big Track, Nottingham - height restrictionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Nov 2018Photo #6259514th Nov 2014St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp runs under the River Scheldt.Other:
Infrastructure
general
13th Nov 2018Photo #3468313th Nov 2011Filtered permeability near Finsbury ParkCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
12th Nov 2018Photo #3468112th Nov 2011Right-turn cycle lane to join shared-use footway - but look out for that chain!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
11th Nov 2018Photo #8587311th Nov 2016Cambridge Castle Hill JunctionRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Nov 2018Photo #1964910th Nov 2009Not so good when there are pedestrians, dog-walkers and oncoming cyclists.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
9th Nov 2018Photo #724309th Nov 2015Cycle storage in Chisinau, Republica MoldovaCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
8th Nov 2018Photo #286208th Nov 2008On the perimeter of the Imber RangesRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
7th Nov 2018Photo #627317th Nov 2014Watching the wrong signal in Liverpool.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
6th Nov 2018Photo #952696th Nov 2017Clever gadget to show possible icy conditions on cycle bridge to Oxford stationGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
5th Nov 2018Photo #949925th Nov 2017You need a lot of patience to cross the A82 in Milton.Road environment:
Problem
road
4th Nov 2018Photo #949814th Nov 2017Use Our Free Cargo Bike - at HomebaseBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
3rd Nov 2018Photo #866333rd Nov 2011Queue for Dr Bike, organised by CUSU and Cycle CambridgeBicycle:
Event
bicycles
2nd Nov 2018Photo #939412nd Nov 2014An Amsterdam cycleway at nightDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
1st Nov 2018Photo #926521st Nov 2013London Cycle Hire point in Southwark.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
31st Oct 2018Photo #9486331st Oct 2017Wilmslow Road tunnel under Manchester Airport, with doors opening into cycleway!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
30th Oct 2018Photo #9480230th Oct 2017Modal filter Georgian style!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
29th Oct 2018Photo #9482329th Oct 2017Brutal, inelegant lumps of concrete plonked across the road to restrict vehiclesRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
28th Oct 2018Photo #9477628th Oct 2017On platform parking at Great Chesterford station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
27th Oct 2018Photo #8560627th Oct 2016Carter bridge by nightOther:
Infrastructure
general
26th Oct 2018Photo #5361426th Oct 2013The Langlands Cycle Path features art in the surface next to the cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Oct 2018Photo #6216625th Oct 2014No Entry in wet weather - those cobbles get seriously slippery.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
24th Oct 2018Photo #9470024th Oct 2017A rare cyclist on the cycleway past the port of BatumiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Oct 2018Photo #4600523rd Oct 2012Waggonways branding at path access on NCN10Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22nd Oct 2018Photo #5594022nd Oct 2013Road closure except for cyclists beneath low bridge, ChesterCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
21st Oct 2018Photo #5591621st Oct 2013NCN route 5 on the promenade towards PrestatynCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
20th Oct 2018Photo #5544120th Oct 2013No trucks but an excellent fast descent for cyclistsRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
19th Oct 2018Photo #5365519th Oct 2013Bike hangars in Rotterdam.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
18th Oct 2018Photo #5531918th Oct 2013Cycle parking at Ynys-hir RSPB reserveCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
17th Oct 2018Photo #4567717th Oct 2012A temporary cycle lane during works in Cambridge.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
16th Oct 2018Photo #9458016th Oct 2017Yet more anti-social parking on the new cycling infrastructure.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Oct 2018Photo #9455315th Oct 2017Wheeling channels on a Tbilisi footbridge - what a surprise!Other:
Infrastructure
general
14th Oct 2018Photo #9453714th Oct 2017Brand new cycleway alongside road surfaced with loose chippings.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
13th Oct 2018Photo #9453513th Oct 2017Cycletrack coexisting with railway.Track:
Good practice
track
12th Oct 2018Photo #3727312th Oct 2010Someone has decided to alter the 'No Cycling' sign by adding a diagonal bar.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
11th Oct 2018Photo #5333511th Oct 2013Early morning light in PenzanceCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Oct 2018Photo #2613210th Oct 2010There's always one, even in cycle-friendly FreiburgObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
9th Oct 2018Photo #853749th Oct 2016Route signs for dismounted cyclistsRoute sign:
Problem
routesigns
8th Oct 2018Photo #985078th Oct 2017Jodrell Bank 11 mph speed limitGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
7th Oct 2018Photo #852557th Oct 2016Volunteers clearing a section of the Trans Pennine Trail.Track:
Good practice
track
6th Oct 2018Photo #358726th Oct 2011Cycle track and parking at the main-line RENFE station, Donostia/San Sebastián.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
5th Oct 2018Photo #711415th Oct 2015Remarkably good and dramatic road closure, right outside the school.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Oct 2018Photo #558714th Oct 2011Bikes on sale at the start of the new academic year in Cambridge.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
3rd Oct 2018Photo #455513rd Oct 2012Thanks, but I've no desire to take a bike down there anyway.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
2nd Oct 2018Photo #944012nd Oct 2017I think they've given up on their cycle lanes in Telavi, Georgia.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
1st Oct 2018Photo #926151st Oct 2016Cycleway in BarcelonaCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Sep 2018Photo #5301130th Sep 2013No golfing on Clarendon Park, but cycling allowed.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
29th Sep 2018Photo #6184229th Sep 2014This narrow footway has not really been "converted" to shared-use, merely signedObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
28th Sep 2018Photo #9259228th Sep 2016Warning, obstruction ahead!Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
27th Sep 2018Photo #8635527th Sep 2016The river Avon, a railway line, aqueduct, Kennet & Avon canal and a city bike.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Sep 2018Photo #9256826th Sep 2016Trams in pedestrian zone in Tours, FranceRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
25th Sep 2018Photo #3329325th Sep 2008The option to go straight ahead would be nice.Road environment:
Problem
road
24th Sep 2018Photo #9475424th Sep 2017This is how Antwerp does temporary extra cycle parking for events.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
23rd Sep 2018Photo #2830623rd Sep 2006A cycle tour to Grantchester.Road environment:
Event
road
22nd Sep 2018Photo #5332222nd Sep 2013Cycle taxi in InnsbruckBicycle:
Event
bicycles
21st Sep 2018Photo #7088121st Sep 2015Bike used in public realm boardsBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
20th Sep 2018Photo #8492720th Sep 2016Wheelbenders at the St Nicholas Retail Park - two bikes locked to roof supports.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
19th Sep 2018Photo #7074019th Sep 2015On-road parking not far from Kings Cross, LondonCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
18th Sep 2018Photo #8484118th Sep 2016Here a coach is unloaded at a floating bus stop. Quick, safe, easy.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17th Sep 2018Photo #8486717th Sep 2016A small route sign - to where?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
16th Sep 2018Photo #9415216th Sep 2017Underpass discussion at a CEoGB AGM infrastructure safari.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Sep 2018Photo #2992915th Sep 2010Cyclists queueing for a customs search on returning to Romania from Ukraine.Other:
Event
general
14th Sep 2018Photo #7081814th Sep 2015Cycle café, PortoBike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
13th Sep 2018Photo #8733313th Sep 2016Two-way cycling on Cannon St, BirminghamRoad environment:
Good practice
road
12th Sep 2018Photo #8658112th Sep 2014Unloading in the cycle lane.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
11th Sep 2018Photo #9361311th Sep 2017When it is raining in Cambridge.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
10th Sep 2018Photo #9357910th Sep 2017An interesting mix of cycle provision on the outskirts of Salisbury.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
9th Sep 2018Photo #934339th Sep 2017Cycles parked outside Salisbury CathedralCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
8th Sep 2018Photo #942828th Sep 2017Route signs and cycle taxis at the Petit Palais, ParisRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
7th Sep 2018Photo #497517th Sep 2012A great view of surrounding area, from Crooksbury Hill near FarnhamDestination:
Misc
destinations
6th Sep 2018Photo #846076th Sep 2016Poorly positioned cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
5th Sep 2018Photo #550925th Sep 2013Cycle destination sign at A59 roundaboutRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
4th Sep 2018Photo #933484th Sep 2017More 'wacky' gates on the Ridgeway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
3rd Sep 2018Photo #836343rd Sep 2007Cycling past Warrington's Golden GatesBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
2nd Sep 2018Photo #526212nd Sep 2013Cycle parking at the Houses Of Parliament.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
1st Sep 2018Photo #843961st Sep 2016Mountain bike on chairlift to the Col de BalmeOther:
Infrastructure
general
31st Aug 2018Photo #6095231st Aug 2014Shared-use footway from St Neots transitioning to on-road cycle lane.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Aug 2018Photo #9211630th Aug 2017Terrible infrastructureCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29th Aug 2018Photo #9209829th Aug 2017One of many cyclists climbing the Stelvio Pass in the far north of ItalyRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
28th Aug 2018Photo #7020528th Aug 2015A protected contraflow at Exeter bus stationRoad environment:
Good practice
road
27th Aug 2018Photo #7018427th Aug 2015A section of coastal road with through motor traffic removed.Road environment:
Good practice
road
26th Aug 2018Photo #9196026th Aug 2014A pretty impressive commitment to retention of cycle parking!Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
25th Aug 2018Photo #5243625th Aug 2013Spotted at Shambala festival 2013!Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
24th Aug 2018Photo #9578924th Aug 2017Lots of well-used cycle-parking in the centre of ParmaCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
23rd Aug 2018Photo #7070523rd Aug 2015The cycle route goes through a lobby. You need to slow right down for the doors.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
22nd Aug 2018Photo #6820922nd Aug 2015New track near Bathgate built as part of Sustrans community linksCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Aug 2018Photo #4426221st Aug 2012With a Vélo'V rental bike at the Confluence regeneration zone, Lyon.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
20th Aug 2018Photo #6813820th Aug 2015East Burleigh. Birthplace of Sir Walter RaleighDestination:
Misc
destinations
19th Aug 2018Photo #9194119th Aug 2017Road closure (no good for cycling), GenovaObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
18th Aug 2018Photo #9183818th Aug 2017This road allows cyclists to make a superb day ride around Glen Lyon.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
17th Aug 2018Photo #9473817th Aug 2017An art installation at the former canal basin in Coatbridge, next to NCN75.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
16th Aug 2018Photo #6090416th Aug 2014The George Street cycleway in Edinburgh that was subsequently removed.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Aug 2018Photo #6806315th Aug 2015Mountain bikes resting at Sinaia station before being taken back to Bucharest.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
14th Aug 2018Photo #8382914th Aug 2016"Waffle" pattern grid - no slots to catch cyclists' wheels.Road environment:
Good practice
road
13th Aug 2018Photo #6797413th Aug 2015Continuous pavement and cycle track at OvalDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
12th Aug 2018Photo #8360212th Aug 2016Loading bikes on to the bus to Termignon in the Vanoise National ParkOther:
Good practice
general

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