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Cycling in Richmond Park, London

Cycling around Richmond Park in London is very popular for both road cyclists, mountain bikers and families - especially at weekends.

Road biking in Richmond Park

Road cycling in Richmond Park

The road around the edge of Richmond Park is about 7 miles long and offers some good sharp climbs as well as some long gradual inclines. More info.

Off-road biking in Richmond Park

Mountain biking in Richmond Park

The only legal off-road mountain biking route in Richmond Park is the 7.35 mile Tamsin Trail around the edge. Additionally, cyclists can combine this with cutting through the middle of the park on the car-free roads or off to Wimbledon Common or along the Thames. More info.

Family bike rides in Richmond Park

Family bike rides in Richmond Park

A good family-friendly bike ride in Richmond Park, taking in some wildlife, cafes and flatter, safer roads and trails which are more suited to cycling with children. More info.

Where to buy new bikes and cycling gear

There are a few bike shops in the vicinity of Richmond Park, notably Richmond Cycles near Richmond Bridge and Evans Cycles in Kingston.

Otherwise shop online for bikes, helmets and other cycling accessories.

Wiggle online bike store
Wiggle Online Cycle Shop
One of the best and easiest online bike shops. I get almost all my cycling gear from here.
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Chain Reaction Cycles
Chain Reaction Cycles
Like Wiggle, Chain Reaction Cycles has incredibly cheap bike gear. Always worth checking and fast delivery too.
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Evans Cycles
Evans Cycles
A top quality bike shop with a good choice online. Often have lots of bikes in the sales from previous years.
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Merlin Cycles
Merlin Cycles
Top quality cycle gear at good prices.
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Bike hire

There is only one place to hire bikes in Richmond Park.

More reasons to cycle

And if the beautiful surroundings and wildlife in Richmond Park aren't enough, I also came across this fantastic cycle to work calculator website which gives you an extra financial reason to get out in the saddle!