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.
approximately 7 miles
Cycling is still banned in Richmond Park while pedestrians are allowed to use the green space.
Richmond Park It measures 2,500 acres – three times the size of Central Park , five times bigger than Monaco.
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.
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.
That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
Richmond Park is a fantastic, if hilly , place to run.
Parking is free of charge.
Not all of London’s eight royal parks permit cycling , but this 350-acre park positively encourages it. Hyde Park is not only one of the city’s most beautiful parks , it is deemed to be the most cycle -friendly park in all of central London, with several areas where pedal power is welcomed.
Richmond Park is open to vehicles from 7:00 am in the summer and 7:30 am in the winter. Vehicle gates close at dusk all year round. Pedestrian gates are open 24 hours except during the deer cull in November and February. During these months, pedestrian gates open at 7:30 am and close at 8:00 pm .
If catching the tube (District line) or train (National Rail) your destination is Richmond Station. From the station, go directly out the front and catch the number 371 or 65 bus to the pedestrian gate at Petersham.