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.
Historically there have been only two ways to cycle around London’s Richmond Park : clockwise and anti-clockwise. Broleur has always been a fan of the anti-clockwise lap, one brother typically entering at Roehampton Gate, the other from Richmond . We meet at the café and then scoot around .
Richmond Park is open to vehicles from 7:00 am in the summer and 7:30 am in the winter.
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.
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.
There are now two toilet blocks within Isabella, one near Still Pond, and one by Peg’s Pond gate. The toilet at Still Pond is open between April and November, the toilet at Peg’s Pond gate is open year round. Both have wheelchair accessible cubicles.
That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
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.
Parking is free of charge.