Brent Cyclists - Ride to Richmond Park

  • From: 11:30am 20 Oct 2013
  • To: 06:00pm 20 Oct 2013
  • Event type: Ride
  • Contact: rides@brentcyclists.org.uk
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Off road: No

Meet 11:30 am by the Roundwood Park Lodge Cafe in Roundwood Park, NW10.

Join Brent Cyclists on our ride to Richmond Park.

The largest Royal Park in London, Richmond Park is a landscape with nature reserves encapsulating great ponds, striking plantations, woodlands, hills, grasslands and 700-year old trees. There'll be a chance to get close to some of the 600 free roaming deer.

From Richmond Hill we'll see the majestic view which inspired William Wordsworth to write:

"Fame tells of groves – from England far away – Groves that inspire the Nightingale to trill ... For I have heard the quire of Richmond hill..."

Lunch options include eating at a café or take a picnic.

We'll take a nice route on minor roads and cycle paths through Acton, Ravenscourt Park, returning through Ealing. There will be the option to return by London Overground from Richmond station.

The round trip will be approx 20 miles. At a leisurely pace the ride will be suitable for all riders. Some paths in the park are gravelly and may be unsuitable for thin road tyres. Bring lights. Expect to be back 6pm.

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