Richmond Park is fully open to cyclists once again, five months after restrictions were put in place. Cycling in the popular west London green space has been limited since March, when park management banned people from riding through the park due to concerns about coronavirus.
Pools on the Park Richmond Since 1966, Pools on the Park has provided countless people with one of the most holistic leisure facilities in the area. Located just a minutes’ walk from Richmond train station, Pools on the Park lido, is a great spot to watch life go by and enjoy a cooling swim on a hot summer’s day.
Parking is free of charge.
Richmond Park It measures 2,500 acres – three times the size of Central Park , five times bigger than Monaco.
The road around the edge of Richmond Park is about 7 miles (11.25km) long and offers some good sharp climbs as well as some long gradual inclines. Additionally, there are two roads open to cyclists cutting through the middle of the park , past White Lodge.
That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
A cycling ban in Bushy Park has been overturned by community campaign. Campaigners fought to reinstate the 500-metre long passage, connecting Bushy Park from Hampton Village, Teddington , Kingston and Hampton Court, to be used as a dual-path again for both walkers and cyclists , after it was banned in April 2016.
Cycling will be free for journeys of up to 30 minutes throughout the day. All you have to do is use the code CFD2020 on the Santander Cycles app or directly at a docking station for a free ride – just make sure to bring a bank card with you to get the bike out.
The Santander Cycles option is a particularly good one as you can pick up and drop off cycles from numerous locations around the city. Be aware though that a lot of Hyde park is off limits to cyclists apart from the Hyde Park Greenway which has a few paths criss crossing the park .
A large volume of cyclists , observations of cyclists speeding or without helmets, fears of transmission through exhalation of air and excess burden on the NHS were amongst the key reasons that the Royal Parks made the decision to ban cyclists from Richmond Park , an FOI request reveals.