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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 3,551 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
1st Oct 2020Photo #337841st Oct 2011Tow path of the Macclesfield Canal, near MiddlewoodCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Sep 2020Photo #3556130th Sep 2011Rental scheme bikes in ZaragozaBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
29th Sep 2020Photo #10266129th Sep 2018A bicycle in Tashkent! Not being ridden, just pushed to carry a bag of cement.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
28th Sep 2020Photo #6175428th Sep 2014A messy start to the cycle track on Western Esplanade, Southend.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
27th Sep 2020Photo #8602827th Sep 2016Two tunnels greenway, Bath.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
26th Sep 2020Photo #8512426th Sep 2016Bristol and Bath Railway Path, complete with railway.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Sep 2020Photo #11103225th Sep 2019New cycleway and a bit of continuous footway too.Road environment:
Good practice
road
24th Sep 2020Photo #11194224th Sep 2019Warning - steep hill down into ArromanchesGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
23rd Sep 2020Photo #11097223rd Sep 2019Junction in Oslo marked with places for two-stage left turns.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
22nd Sep 2020Photo #8500322nd Sep 2016Modal filter. Calmington Lane closed to motor traffic and left as a cycle route.Road environment:
Good practice
road
21st Sep 2020Photo #11183121st Sep 2019Bikes at a climate protest in front of the Palais des Papes, AvignonBicycle:
Event
bicycles
20th Sep 2020Photo #3423120th Sep 2011Informal cycle parking inside covered shopping mall, Assen.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
19th Sep 2020Photo #5294219th Sep 2013Well used cycle parking at Girton's village hall.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
18th Sep 2020Photo #1946118th Sep 2009Cycleway on former railway trackbed, Cortina d'Ampezzo.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
17th Sep 2020Photo #8544317th Sep 2016Camcycle stall at Cherry Hinton FestivalOther:
Event
general
16th Sep 2020Photo #10226216th Sep 2018Some metalwork outside supermarket entrance, some of which may be cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
15th Sep 2020Photo #11053315th Sep 2019Bishop’s Meadow, HerefordCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
14th Sep 2020Photo #11071614th Sep 2019Cycling postie, SarlatBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
13th Sep 2020Photo #5341113th Sep 2013Approaching Scarborough on NCN1 an old railway line.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
12th Sep 2020Photo #11035912th Sep 2019Potentially confusing signage for NCN423Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
11th Sep 2020Photo #13898011th Sep 2017Hiring a bike in SalisburyBike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
10th Sep 2020Photo #7137710th Sep 2015Flyparked bikes in the pedestrinised centre of Hanover.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
9th Sep 2020Photo #1105819th Sep 2019Entry to the traffic-free old city, BordeauxCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Sep 2020Photo #1102028th Sep 2019A good quality cycle crossing enables people to cross this busy road in one go.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
7th Sep 2020Photo #704097th Sep 2015Albert Street now two way for cycling.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
6th Sep 2020Photo #1020786th Sep 2018The best kind of people carrier!Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
5th Sep 2020Photo #557975th Sep 2013The cycle lane bends across the track to minimise the risk of being thrown off.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
4th Sep 2020Photo #535854th Sep 2013Not having been here before, I've no idea where the various coloured routes go!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
3rd Sep 2020Photo #1110243rd Sep 2019A relaxed low-traffic environment in the centre of Pontefract.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
2nd Sep 2020Photo #1020592nd Sep 2018The newly rebuilt Polmadie Bridge.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
1st Sep 2020Photo #1022181st Sep 2018A regular Dr Bike workshop in Chesterfield.Bike shop:
Event
bikeshops
31st Aug 2020Photo #8436131st Aug 2016Need more stands! This is right in the heart of the city centre.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
30th Aug 2020Photo #11001130th Aug 2019A summer evening in Queen’s Road, CambridgeRoad environment:
Good practice
road
29th Aug 2020Photo #11001029th Aug 2019Superb bidirectional cycleway alongside a river and main road in Rennes.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
28th Aug 2020Photo #10560028th Aug 2018Busy crossing on the Promenade, a ring where Münster's city walls used to be.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27th Aug 2020Photo #7115627th Aug 2015Despite the risks, a cyclist chooses the road in preference to shared footway.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
26th Aug 2020Photo #10989226th Aug 2019A new short link between these two estates provides a much easier route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
25th Aug 2020Photo #7048125th Aug 2015A narrow cycletrack that people walk in, seemingly in preference to the footway!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
24th Aug 2020Photo #10550224th Aug 2018Rush-hour cycling, UtrechtCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
23rd Aug 2020Photo #10984623rd Aug 2019Cycle parking tucked away behind Truro's main shopping streetsCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
22nd Aug 2020Photo #10982622nd Aug 2019Work underway on the Abbey-Chesterton bridge over the River Cam.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
21st Aug 2020Photo #10974421st Aug 2019Recently reopened Newchurch Number One Tunnel, near Bacup.Other:
Good practice
general
20th Aug 2020Photo #10497920th Aug 2018No Motor Vehicles on this stretch of route LF5 by the Gent-Brugge canal.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
19th Aug 2020Photo #9190319th Aug 2017Motor traffic-free area in the old port of GenovaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
18th Aug 2020Photo #10429918th Aug 2018Cycle counter by new bridge to the rear entry of Brugge (Bruges) stationGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
17th Aug 2020Photo #10389617th Aug 2018Cycleway by the Schedlt in TournaiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Aug 2020Photo #6088416th Aug 2014Painted cycle lanes on a busy, hostile, 50mph road.Road environment:
Problem
road
15th Aug 2020Photo #4422715th Aug 2012Route signs and covered cycle parking at Leuk station, SwitzerlandRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
14th Aug 2020Photo #10262014th Aug 2018No Entry Except Cycles from play street in old RouenGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
13th Aug 2020Photo #10987113th Aug 2019Cycle lane on the A30 St Erth roundabout - not very welcoming.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
12th Aug 2020Photo #1141312th Aug 2007Cycling over the "Bridge too far" aka John Frost Bridge in Arnhem.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Aug 2020Photo #10245511th Aug 2018Cycling around the pubs of JerseyOther:
Event
general
10th Aug 2020Photo #1139910th Aug 2007Multi-storey cycle park built over a canal outsitde Amsterdam central station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
9th Aug 2020Photo #1014949th Aug 2018Elan valley rail trail heading towards Rhayader.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Aug 2020Photo #1098248th Aug 2019Barriers obstructing the tram side cycle trackObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
7th Aug 2020Photo #520937th Aug 2013NCN5 shared space at Rhyl.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
6th Aug 2020Photo #917096th Aug 2017Recently widened path has also seen lamposts moved back out of the path itself.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
5th Aug 2020Photo #1012955th Aug 2018NCN74 alongside the B7078 where the former dual carriageway has been reassigned.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
4th Aug 2020Photo #1096294th Aug 2019A soggy wet path to Bishopton station from the new housing development.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
3rd Aug 2020Photo #730573rd Aug 2014The 2014 Tour de France frenzy in Yorkshire.Other:
Event
general
2nd Aug 2020Photo #602442nd Aug 2014Bicycle unlocked, parked by the beach in Varna.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
1st Aug 2020Photo #1019911st Aug 2018All-ability cycling event, SalisburyOther:
Event
general
31st Jul 2020Photo #10127731st Jul 2018The hatching on Dyke Road has been removed and a cycleway installed instead.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Jul 2020Photo #8505130th Jul 2016Bikes in the courtyard of the youth hostel, Liège, BelgiumCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29th Jul 2020Photo #8496729th Jul 2016Motor traffic-free bridge between Maastricht station and the city centreCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28th Jul 2020Photo #8494228th Jul 2016Jazz and cycling by the Rhein, DüsseldorfCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
27th Jul 2020Photo #10952627th Jul 2019Corduroy 'hazard' tactiles used in place of 'cycleway' tactiles on Castle Way.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
26th Jul 2020Photo #7275826th Jul 2014Three types of cycle parking on the platform at Bolton station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
25th Jul 2020Photo #8470525th Jul 2016Bikes at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, and No Entry Except Bikes sign.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
24th Jul 2020Photo #10164824th Jul 2018I'm not sure who is welcome to Summerford Park.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
23rd Jul 2020Photo #8454223rd Jul 2016Cycle tour group near Berlin's Museum IslandOther:
Event
general
22nd Jul 2020Photo #9269822nd Jul 2016Cycling through the park in AmsterdamCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
21st Jul 2020Photo #10088121st Jul 2018Manchester Oxford Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Jul 2020Photo #14466620th Jul 2019Constructing @RomseyParklet - to bring people into Mill Road during Summer '19Road environment:
Good practice
road
19th Jul 2020Photo #8410419th Jul 2016Pizza delivery bikes, ErfurtBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
18th Jul 2020Photo #8344518th Jul 2016Cycle track and temporary route signs, Vancouver BCGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17th Jul 2020Photo #8390217th Jul 2016Segregated contraflow cycle lane, BambergCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
16th Jul 2020Photo #10923716th Jul 2019This cargo bike is used by staff at the David Parr House visitor centre.Other:
Infrastructure
general
15th Jul 2020Photo #8340215th Jul 2016Closed and temporary cycle lanes, FrankfurtRoadworks:
Event
roadworks
14th Jul 2020Photo #10923114th Jul 2019New footbridge over the river and railway, alongside the Ely Southern Bypass.Track:
Infrastructure
track
13th Jul 2020Photo #10965913th Jul 2019Mountain bikes and new bigger route signs, Les Ruinettes, above VerbierRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
12th Jul 2020Photo #10090212th Jul 2018The Roman road west from Bridlington - very little motor trafficGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
11th Jul 2020Photo #8266711th Jul 2016Bikes at the Sidewalk Market, Venice BeachCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Jul 2020Photo #10062710th Jul 2018Cycle parking for these businesses under the railway arches, Leeds.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
9th Jul 2020Photo #977259th Jul 2017Bikes parked in the sun on Bognor Regis promenade. This is part of NCN2.Cycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
8th Jul 2020Photo #913118th Jul 2017It always surprises me what some folk will mark as suitable for cycling on OSM.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
7th Jul 2020Photo #1091167th Jul 2019Cycle parking at the entrance to the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
6th Jul 2020Photo #597766th Jul 2014A lone cycle parking stand next to the postbox.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
5th Jul 2020Photo #671595th Jul 2015The Torque Bikes bike shop stayed open into the night, for the Dunwich Dynamo.Bike shop:
Event
bikeshops
4th Jul 2020Photo #1090994th Jul 2019Green End Road opening ceremonial rideDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
3rd Jul 2020Photo #1011663rd Jul 2018The very nice River Spree cycleway (Spree-Radweg).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
2nd Jul 2020Photo #910902nd Jul 2017What starts off like a permission to cycle ends up more like an ultimatum!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
1st Jul 2020Photo #913501st Jul 2017Start of traffic-free route from the Trümmelbach Falls to Lauterbrünnen.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30th Jun 2020Photo #10021030th Jun 2018Road closed except to cyclists and pedestrians in central ThetfordCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29th Jun 2020Photo #9103029th Jun 2017Bike-sharing station, LuzernCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
28th Jun 2020Photo #10921228th Jun 2019Obstructions on what could be a useful link from new housing development.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
27th Jun 2020Photo #2377927th Jun 2010Cambridge 50 bike ride organised by the Veteran and the Moulton bicycle clubs.Road environment:
Event
road
26th Jun 2020Photo #10003526th Jun 2018Cambridge Rules 1848 Sculpture, Parker's Piece.Destination:
Misc
destinations
25th Jun 2020Photo #10026725th Jun 2018Permeability for pedestrians only in Netherton Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
24th Jun 2020Photo #9997424th Jun 2018Dangerously overgrown bush on shared footway on the A5, Hinckley.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways

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