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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.

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Showing items 1 to 100 from total of 4,184 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
27th Jun 2022Photo #17086327th Jun 2021Histon Road, now with two wider cycle lanes and carriageway without centre line.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
26th Jun 2022Photo #18052126th Jun 2021Incorrect corduroy tactiles at A19 junction, and positioned too close to turn.Other:
Infrastructure
general
25th Jun 2022Photo #10042125th Jun 2018Is Bowling over the bridge? No.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
24th Jun 2022Photo #17065024th Jun 2021A 'covid-19' cycle lane that provides protection by means of wands, Bradford.Road environment:
Good practice
road
23rd Jun 2022Photo #17058423rd Jun 2021Bus advertising used for a safe passing campaign in York. #SafePassYorkOther:
Good practice
general
22nd Jun 2022Photo #17061922nd Jun 2021A diagonal road filter retro-fitted with full cycle access.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
21st Jun 2022Photo #13956121st Jun 2020Narrow barrier spacingObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
20th Jun 2022Photo #13759320th Jun 2020Warning of closure of this busy section of shared use foot and cycleway.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
19th Jun 2022Photo #9292019th Jun 2016Cycle superhighway, LondonDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
18th Jun 2022Photo #5931118th Jun 2014Smoothie making at Science Park event #spoketacularOther:
Event
general
17th Jun 2022Photo #13529517th Jun 2020Link from Trumpington Park to the buswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Jun 2022Photo #15784516th Jun 2009Cycle parking rather tight and difficult to access.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
15th Jun 2022Photo #17051215th Jun 2021'Beware of Cycles' on various roads joining Inchinnan Road.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
14th Jun 2022Photo #17204714th Jun 2021One-way road closure and cycle contraflow, SheffieldCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
13th Jun 2022Photo #17019213th Jun 2021The Garscube Road cycle track at the entrance to the Oakbank Trading Estate.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Jun 2022Photo #17190212th Jun 2021Traffic-calming with cycle bypass, KendalRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
10th Jun 2022Photo #17169110th Jun 2021Seating and tunnel on the excellent Keswick to Threlkeld Railway PathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Jun 2022Photo #999149th Jun 2018Backhill tunnel cycle path, Milton, Didcot.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Jun 2022Photo #869278th Jun 2014Plenty of space here for proper cycle tracksRoad environment:
Problem
road
7th Jun 2022Photo #664317th Jun 2015Cycle counter in Sandviken, just outside Bergen centre, showing counts.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
6th Jun 2022Photo #941436th Jun 2013Cycleway alongside the water in Fairlands Park, Stevenage.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Jun 2022Photo #1716195th Jun 2021Pop-up cycle lane, CamdenCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Jun 2022Photo #1752834th Jun 2021Newly resurfaced Trans Pennine Trail at Toll Bar, South Yorkshire.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
3rd Jun 2022Photo #1702943rd Jun 2021Cycling through the Longleat Estate.Other:
Misc
general
2nd Jun 2022Photo #1086692nd Jun 2019An 'End of Cycle Route' sign on the towpath, but which route ends here?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
1st Jun 2022Photo #984011st Jun 2012Cycleway leads to a NO CYCLING signCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31st May 2022Photo #6625031st May 2015Bicycles and recumbent bikes on the Oldenburg to Bremen cycle route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th May 2022Photo #16980430th May 2021Wildflowers at the rail station end of Scarborough Bridge, York.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th May 2022Photo #16993929th May 2021Blue cycle lane on Harborne Lane, Selly Oak, near Battery Retail Park.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28th May 2022Photo #16975628th May 2021Tier electric hire scooter and cycle parking bays in Monkgate, York.Bike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
27th May 2022Photo #17128727th May 2021Trike etc at the Draper's Arms, north BristolBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
26th May 2022Photo #8161526th May 2016Dutch tourer arriving at VensacCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25th May 2022Photo #17075025th May 2021West Midlands bike-sharing station below the Coventry ring roadBike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
24th May 2022Photo #1377124th May 2008Road works on Hills Road Bridge.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
23rd May 2022Photo #8117923rd May 2016Steep dunes on the the Boucle des Cavalles, MaubuissonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd May 2022Photo #10851422nd May 2019Hamelin Road, LeicesterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st May 2022Photo #16956521st May 2021Cycling with easel.Road environment:
Good practice
road
20th May 2022Photo #794820th May 2005On the bank of the River Cam.Other:
Misc
general
19th May 2022Photo #4957219th May 2013The Cornish Hundred audax eventRoad environment:
Event
road
18th May 2022Photo #16936118th May 2021Vintage road sign on NCN route 1General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17th May 2022Photo #16922017th May 2021Link to shops from the Bawsey Drain cycleway, King's LynnCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th May 2022Photo #16894916th May 2021Cyclists Ahead - leading to the shared-use path from Swaffham Prior to BurwellGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
15th May 2022Photo #9025515th May 2017Two different approaches to the bad situation at Arbury Road junction.Road environment:
Problem
road
14th May 2022Photo #9930314th May 2018New cycle bridge over the M5, ExeterCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th May 2022Photo #10808813th May 2019Cycling with an umbrella on the main roundabout in Shköder, Albania.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
12th May 2022Photo #16905312th May 2021Some nice ice-cream bikes.Other:
Event
general
11th May 2022Photo #8987611th May 2017Cycle Bradford art event - cycling through the central square fountainsBicycle:
Event
bicycles
10th May 2022Photo #16905210th May 2021Cycleway in Rome.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
9th May 2022Photo #1691219th May 2021Ridiculous barrier at Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
8th May 2022Photo #895398th May 2017Sign warning against rat running through Addenbrooke'sGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
7th May 2022Photo #986127th May 2018Routing #ReachRide arrivers to the cycle parking at Reach Fair 2018.Destination:
Event
destinations
6th May 2022Photo #1439316th May 2020Approach to TornessTrack:
Misc
track
5th May 2022Photo #657015th May 2015Street furniture placed to block access to the new cycle parking - bizarre!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
4th May 2022Photo #1688054th May 2021The on-road option for cycling from Aikenhead Road onto Polmadie Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
3rd May 2022Photo #1079953rd May 2019Cyclists at road closure in Pajë, KosovaCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
2nd May 2022Photo #1681972nd May 2021Cycling alongside the buswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
1st May 2022Photo #1683331st May 2021Modal filter in ElyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Apr 2022Photo #16805530th Apr 2021This infrastructure which was awful when it went in is looking distinctly dated.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
29th Apr 2022Photo #8935729th Apr 2017We're cleaning up a smashed bottle on Ditton Meadows to prevent puncturesPothole:
Event
potholes
28th Apr 2022Photo #16787828th Apr 2021The new layout in Cambridge Street. A segregated cycle track has been provided.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
27th Apr 2022Photo #11550227th Apr 2020A 1930s style cycleway, now part of the National Cycle Network NCN 41.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Apr 2022Photo #9899826th Apr 2018Cycle parking at Nottingham station (and the Cycle Hub beyond)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
25th Apr 2022Photo #8147525th Apr 2016The only way to get the cargo bike past the barrier was to take the top off.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
24th Apr 2022Photo #16812124th Apr 2021The Scallop (by Maggi Hambling) and the cycleway from Aldeburgh to ThorpenessCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Apr 2022Photo #16792523rd Apr 2021Shared-use route around the B1532/A12 roundaboutCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
22nd Apr 2022Photo #16764922nd Apr 2021A nice section of riverside path, but it doesn't connect to anything else.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Apr 2022Photo #16764621st Apr 2021Cyclist with ladderBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
20th Apr 2022Photo #10772820th Apr 2019Cycling across an old railway bridge in Barnstaple.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
19th Apr 2022Photo #15146519th Apr 2017Crossing the Sydney Harbour BridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
18th Apr 2022Photo #9802218th Apr 2018About to fill in the contra flow cycling marking.Road environment:
Event
road
17th Apr 2022Photo #16758117th Apr 2021The garden city was a great idea until it was swamped by carsCar storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
16th Apr 2022Photo #11569216th Apr 2020Entrance to cycleway to Panshanger Park at Birch Green. No drop in kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
15th Apr 2022Photo #9798015th Apr 2018Unbelievably, this is marked as a cycle route to York station.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
14th Apr 2022Photo #11255714th Apr 2013Why wheelbender stands should be banned.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
13th Apr 2022Photo #10767213th Apr 2019NCN27 rail trail the Tarka TrailCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12th Apr 2022Photo #10821512th Apr 2019Give way to a dismantled bus stop?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Apr 2022Photo #16729811th Apr 2021Cyclists offered a choice of difficult obstacles to negotiate.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
10th Apr 2022Photo #8892410th Apr 2017Cycleway on the Cleddau bridge (NCN route 4)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Apr 2022Photo #1670379th Apr 2021Sheffield stands in use on Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park, York.Other:
Infrastructure
general
8th Apr 2022Photo #891678th Apr 2017The toucan signal boxes are positioned so they face away from approaching users.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
7th Apr 2022Photo #576947th Apr 2014Cycles parked very tidily in Market Street.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
6th Apr 2022Photo #1670026th Apr 2021Cycle rental by the boating lake in HelstonBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
5th Apr 2022Photo #967275th Apr 2017The more adventurous option on NCN route 4 towards KidwellyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Apr 2022Photo #967124th Apr 2017Barrier on cycle route in Canaston WoodsObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
3rd Apr 2022Photo #1076553rd Apr 2019Cycleway under construction on the road passing Leicester's railway station.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
2nd Apr 2022Photo #1671512nd Apr 2021South City Way at junction of Victoria Road and Allison Street.Road environment:
Good practice
road
1st Apr 2022Photo #1668621st Apr 2021Start of off-road section of NCN route 2 south from CockwoodCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st Mar 2022Photo #16654131st Mar 2021The road closure in Avenuepark Street now has an opening to allow cycling.Road environment:
Good practice
road
30th Mar 2022Photo #16650430th Mar 2021Temporary segregated cycle lane using wandsDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
29th Mar 2022Photo #16640829th Mar 2021A railing and kerb obstructing the end of an otherwise quite cycleable path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
28th Mar 2022Photo #5739428th Mar 2014Cyclists on Huntingdon Road during the morning rush.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
27th Mar 2022Photo #16632627th Mar 2021Modal filter, HendonRoad environment:
Good practice
road
26th Mar 2022Photo #16627726th Mar 2021Transporting a heavy, bulky load of bookshelves with a bike and trailer.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
25th Mar 2022Photo #16627525th Mar 2021Cycleway towards Stansted Airport from the village of Birchanger to the west.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24th Mar 2022Photo #16615724th Mar 2021New arrangement of roadworks, with cars to the right, and cyclists to the left.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
23rd Mar 2022Photo #10742623rd Mar 2019Through motor traffic has been removed by a road closure next to the low bridge.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
22nd Mar 2022Photo #8863222nd Mar 2017Cycle link to service road, WrexhamCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Mar 2022Photo #16633521st Mar 2021Cargo bike parking outside Co-OpCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20th Mar 2022Photo #16583220th Mar 2021Ramp to north end of Chisholm Trail river bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
19th Mar 2022Photo #16575619th Mar 2021Muddy bridleway from the new A1307 to MadingleyTrack:
Infrastructure
track

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