Last month, I co-wrote to the Chief Executive of The Royal Parks asking them to reopen Richmond Park to commuter cyclists as soon as possible, and I'm pleased to say that the park will reopen from today (Tuesday, 2 June), albeit partially for now.
The joint letter, also signed by Sarah Olney MP, Cllr Caroline Kerr and Cllr Gareth Roberts, raised concerns that as the Government lifted the coronavirus lockdown, without this vital artery for residents in Kingston upon Thames to commute by bike into central London, more people would be attempting to use public transport.
Richmond Park partially reopened for cyclists on weekdays, before 10am and after 4pm.
Key workers commuting by bike continue to be permitted at any time during park opening hours. Children aged 12 and under will also still be able to cycle at any time, and their immediate family or carers will also be permitted to cycle with them.
For more information about all the details, please visit the Royal Parks website.