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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists
Posted by: Adam Beamish
Date/Time: 24/09/14 10:18:00

It's a problem whichever way you look at it.  I don't necessarily agree with banning cars from the whole park because the sheer quantity of road cyclists do represent something of a menace to walkers, animals etc, and if you took the 'danger' of vehicles away then firstly the amount of cyclists using the park would probably increase further, and secondly the cyclists who already exceed 20mph would use the road as a race-track and become even more reckless.

Equally the current situation isn't in my view an acceptable compromise, and I don't personally think the 20mph limit is necessary or beneficial to anyone or anything.

I've only ever cycled around the park on a road bike once, and I hated it due to the volume of other cyclists and the conflict between cars and cyclists.  As someone who used to (admittedly 20 years ago) compete in road races and train every day, the idea of training for competitions by using Richmond Park is alien to me - I'd put the bike in the car and go out into the proper countryside outside London, or simply cycle out from London and then back again (when I previously lived in Morden I used to regularly do a road circuit which took me out into the Surrey countryside).

However I do still regularly cycle on my mountain bike around the off-road trail within the park, which unlike the road circuit I find very enjoyable as the environment is completely different.  Saying that, parts of that trail are subject to a 10mph limit, which if a regular cyclist rigidly adheres to they aren't riding as they normally would, but the difference is that the potential/actual conflict between users of the park using different modes of movement is far less on the trail than on the road.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Richmond Park cyclists23/09/14 22:52:00 Trudie Fuller
   Re:Richmond Park cyclists23/09/14 22:56:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists23/09/14 23:13:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists23/09/14 23:23:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists23/09/14 23:27:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists23/09/14 23:45:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 14:55:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 00:04:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 07:19:00 Adam Beamish
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 07:34:00 Russell Pearson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 09:53:00 David Powers
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 10:11:00 Russell Pearson
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 10:21:00 Michael Laird
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 10:18:00 Adam Beamish
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 11:11:00 Will Watson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 11:39:00 Oliver Gibb
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park for cyclists24/09/14 11:40:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 15:11:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 12:11:00 Chris Martin
   Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 12:46:00 Chris McKee
      Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 13:17:00 Adrian Irving
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 13:38:00 Adam Beamish
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists25/09/14 09:06:00 David Beard
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists25/09/14 19:09:00 Steve Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 14:27:00 Chris McKee
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 15:02:00 Adrian Irving
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists25/09/14 19:14:00 Steve Taylor
   Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 14:39:00 Sean Wales
      Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 15:16:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 15:28:00 Adam Beamish
   Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 15:24:00 Jeff Gear
      Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 15:34:00 Pete Mayes
   Wiggotastic!24/09/14 15:45:00 Will Watson
      Re:Wiggotastic!24/09/14 15:58:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Wiggotastic!24/09/14 18:18:00 Kim Rugg
   Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 18:21:00 Jonathan Bingham
      Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 18:30:00 Georgina Flint
      Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 18:34:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 18:50:00 Andy Brown
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 19:30:00 Georgina Flint
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 19:55:00 Andy Brown
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:03:00 Georgina Flint
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:22:00 Andy Brown
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:26:00 Andy Brown
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:33:00 Georgina Flint
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:37:00 Andy Brown
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:42:00 Georgina Flint
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:50:00 Andy Brown
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:55:00 Georgina Flint
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 21:03:00 Andy Brown
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 22:14:00 Dave Robertson
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists25/09/14 08:39:00 Andy Brown
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 20:29:00 Chris Blishen
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 21:02:00 Steve Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 21:06:00 Chris Blishen
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 21:20:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 21:35:00 Paul Brown
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists24/09/14 23:13:00 Trudie Fuller
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists25/09/14 02:47:00 Julian Pavey
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 08:14:00 Jenny Fenhalls
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 08:24:00 Kate Beard
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 15:09:00 Trudie Fuller
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 16:02:00 Roger Jones
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 16:17:00 Andy Brown
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 16:21:00 Richard Greenhough
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 16:25:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists27/09/14 10:55:00 Adrian Irving
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists28/09/14 20:47:00 Steve Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists26/09/14 16:26:00 Trudie Fuller

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