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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Richmond Park cyclists
Posted by: Adam Beamish
Date/Time: 24/09/14 13:38:00

I agree that there's little pleasure to be gained from driving in Richmond Park, on the very rare occasions I go through the park by car I hate the conflict between sticking to the 20 mph limit whilst occasionally having to judge the right time to pass slower moving leisure cyclists, and at the same time having 'serious' cyclists overtaking or undertaking you.  As I said earlier, quite how anyone can derive much pleasure from either driving through, or cycling round the road circuit, during busy periods is beyond me.

Equally as I said earlier if the park was only open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic I do think the road would become something akin to a uncontrolled team trial stage of one of the major tours, which even as a keen cyclist isn't something I see as being ideal or remotely attractive to the wide range of users of the park - I may be wrong but sometimes I sense that many 'serious' cyclists think that everyone is out on a bike to beat their PB, rather than just to gain pleasure from merely being on a bike.

So what's the solution ?.  Built another tarmac road just on the inside or the outside of the existing road circuit and make that exclusively for cyclists, and the existing road exclusively for vehicles ?. 

Clearly that'll never happen, and as I've posted before as a country we need to be careful not to solely focus attempts to encourage more people to cycle on the basis that cyclists are always going to be segregated from vehicular traffic, but also on better training opportunities for adult cyclists who may not be confident of cycling with traffic.

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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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