Richmond Park in west London has been at the centre of a debate in recent weeks as cyclists have been banned from the park because of the coronavirus pandemic. In March, Royal Parks announced that Richmond Park would be closed to cyclists because riders were not adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Cycling in Regent’s Park Regent’s Park is one of London’s premier ‘green’ open spaces.
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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.
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.
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.
That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
The Westcombe Society is very pleased that their campaign to allow cycling along Bower Avenue in Greenwich Park has borne fruit and all cyclists can now cycle safely to Blackheath Gate from Westcombe Park without having to negotiate the traffic and parked cars in the Avenue.
Grass snakes are present in the park and, although a population estimate has not been conducted, juveniles are seen regularly and they therefore breed well. Like all reptiles they are ‘cold blooded’ which means they cannot regulate their own body temperature.
Red and fallow deer in Richmond Park and the nearby Bushy Park are killed twice a year – alternating between males and females – to preserve the health of the herd as a whole. “As a result of the cull , the meat is sold to licensed game dealers and all the money is reinvested into caring for our herds.
Richmond Park It measures 2,500 acres – three times the size of Central Park , five times bigger than Monaco.
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