A lovely easy Family Ride round Richmond Deer Park in a figure of eight – suitable for young people, adults and children – in fact anyone who fancies a nice easy ride. When scouting the ride as well as spotting hundreds and hundreds of cyclists (from adults to kids on stabilisers) we also spotted 3 herds of deer in the distance and got up close to two other herds! This is a great place to get up close and personal with your deer friends!
It’s only 10 miles and not too hilly. The start and finish is at a café! At a leisurely pace it’s a 1½ to 2 hour ride. The surface is a purpose made cycle path, shared with walkers, and is made of compacted earth and fine gravel – suited to all bikes. The ride will keep together as one group.
Meeting point and route:
Meet at car park by Roehampton Gate, Priory Lane, Richmond Park (18 miles and 1 hour by car from Hayes) – gather 10:45am, ride 11-00am.
Please bring: Helmet, spare inner tube, bike lock, drink, snack and some money if you want drinks and food at the café. Binoculars? Camera?
This ride is being organised by the Bigfoot Cycle Club and is open both to members of the club and to non-members, and is free.
Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, however members of Bigfoot Go-Ride aged 10 to 15 may ride with a club Ride Buddy (if they don’t have a parent or adult friend of the family to ride with, if you need a ride buddy please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Riders aged 16 and 17 who will not be accompanied by an adult – please contact Adam in advance of the ride at email@example.com .For full “ride rules” please visit the Bigfoot Cycle Club website at http://www.bigfootcc.co.uk
Insurance: There is no Bigfoot CC insurance to cover your cycling, you participate entirely at your own risk. We recommend all riders young and old are members of British Cycling, the Cycle Touring Club or the London Cycling Campaign – with at least 3rd party liability insurance.
Transport: You can arrive by car and park by Roehampton Gate (it’s free), if that is crowded then try the car park by the nearby East Sheen Gate (18 miles and 1 hour by car from Hayes), or
You could look into trains – nearest station is Barnes
If anyone needs help with transport – please contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do
More Information: If you have any questions please email email@example.com . If you can email to say you are coming, that would help us have an idea of numbers, but everyone is welcome whether sending an email or not
Ride Leader: Adam