Richmond Park - Strong Plus

Sunday 17th February at 9.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Richmond Park, Roehampton Gate entrance Roehampton Café (grass outside café) SW15 5JS
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 40 mins  (2 hours 0 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Hybrid (road tyres), Road 

Sky Ride Local in Richmond upon Thames

You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.


Come and join us as we ride the iconic road bike route in West London. This 27 mile ride is multiple laps of the perimeter road in Richmond Park, a longstanding hub for London's road cyclists. The rolling tarmac route is ideal for road bikes and this is a perfect ride for those who enjoy a challenge whilst being surrounded by the beautiful Richmond Park.


 

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at Roehampton Gate entrance car park, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Richmond 1.5 Miles  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Cafe at the start  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Jack Connah Jack Connah I moved to London from a much hillier Cornwall four years ago, and got into cycling in a big way by commuting into work and back each day on my bicycle. Eventually, I moved on to riding longer weekend rides, then a road bike, and then last summer I cycled 900 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End in ten days, raising over £1,000 for charity and having an amazing time along the way. This year I rode the 'other' end-to-end ride from Dover to Durness, just about managing to avoid the worst of the June weather!

    Before becoming a ride leader I took part on a couple of Sky Rides and I think they're a great opportunity to get people involved with cycling and a good way to encourage more people to experience the thrill of two (or three!) wheels. There's nothing quite like the feeling of zipping down the outside of a traffic jam with the wind in your hair and I love every opportunity I have to get out and about on two wheels.

    Hope to see you out and about riding.
  • Andrew  Payne Andrew Payne I have been taking cycling fairly seriously since 2003 and have been a member of the Maidenhead and District Cycle club since that time. During the summer months I regularly take part in time trails of 10, 25, 50 & 100miles.

    In addition to Skyride leading (now in my 3rd year), I'm also a British Cycling level 2 coach and a Bike-ability coach working at schools getting youngsters confident to ride to school. When time allows I'm also a cycling guide for a number of events like London to Paris rides

    I really enjoy the Sky Rides as they are far more social than most of the riding I do and its good to meet people interested in the less competitive end of the cycling spectrum. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having an enjoyable day out with good weather.

Rider Comments on the Route

  1. Nick Ryder Tuesday 16th April

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