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.
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.
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.
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!