Tag Archives: Richmond Park

The surface and the sensation of Richmond Park ruined

You have to take advantage of the hot days when they come. So after work I rushed home to get changed and head out for three laps of Richmond Park which should be the best place in London to ride … Continue reading

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Spring Classics: Leave Them All Behind by Ride

Keeping with my teenaged years of the early 1990s, Ride’s Leave Them All Behind is one of those songs that fits with cycling both lyrically and musically. It’s one of the pinnacles of Shoegazer pop for me, from a time … Continue reading

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Cyclocross training around Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common

So I’ve now got the new Ridley Crossbow set up as close to perfect as I can get, I’ve got no excuses for not training. Today I rode a nice loop that I think makes a half decent training ride … Continue reading

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Tunes to ride to: Autumn classics

There’s definitely a chill in the air and the leaves have started to turn. I’ve put the road bike away and the ‘cross bike is in the hallway. It’s a bit dusty as the damp hasn’t set in yet – … Continue reading

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A return to fitness starts with pain

After bemoaning that I was getting nowhere with getting back in shape I managed to get in about 5-7 hours riding in the last week or so. As liversedge pointed out on twitter: “They say to form a habit you … Continue reading

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Back in training

At last, after weeks of illness and grumbling, I have started my winter training… with two laps of Richmond Park on a freezing Sunday afternoon. Not for me the pleasures of Southern European warmness and training camps. No, I am … Continue reading

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Sunday driving

I could use this opportunity to get on one about numpty drivers in Richmond Park (which park of “no parking outside of the car parks” and the solid white line denoting no overtaking on Broomfield Hill are too hard to … Continue reading

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Even the deer are giving me odd looks

Day off today so once the rain cleared I went out for a well-established ritual training ride in Richmond Park: the three lapper. I’ve not been on the bike much recently so felt like I needed to get out and … Continue reading

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Are cyclists being unfairly targeted?

This week the debate has been raging over whether or not the Met Police are deliberately targeting cyclists in Richmond Park for exceeding the 20mph speed limit. You can follow most strands of the discussion on the Cycling Plus forum … Continue reading

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Pushed all the way

“One more rider in the second group, it’s not going to go too fast.” “OK, I’ll go.” I pipe up and set off for the toughest session in quite some time. I got hauled round on the first lap until … Continue reading

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