With more people cycling in London, The Royal Parks is working hard to improve facilities for cyclists; as it is a sustainable form of transport and a great way to enjoy the parks. This includes looking at more cycle parking, better signage and the improvement of existing cycling routes within the parks.

The Royal Parks, The Mayor's Office, Transport for London (TfL) and Local Authorities are upgrading cycle routes and facilities as part of the Central London Grid, Quietways, Cycle Superhighways and Greenways schemes (funded by Transport for London).

The Royal Parks has adopted The Pathway Code of Conduct as part of our continued Considerate Cycling Campaign. The code encourages cyclists to be considerate, be safe, be seen and heard, be polite and to stay on track.

The Royal Parks will continue to run its Considerate Cycling programme during 2013, with cycling events located in many of the parks throughout the summer. Details can be found on the What's On section of the website, as they are confirmed.

Over £500k is being invested in improving cycling in The Royal Parks this year (over £4m since 2006). The ultimate accolade was received last year when the parks hosted major cycling events as part of the London 2012 Games. Free for visitors to view, there was much cycling activity to enjoy in Hyde Park, The Green Park, St. James's Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

Cycle routes are now in every Royal Park with the exception of Primrose Hill, so, you can bring your bike along to all the parks. London Cycle Hire facilities are provided throughout Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Regent's Park in addition to facilities located close to Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park. Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer. Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling in the lovely environment of Bushy Park. A similar scheme runs in Working with Transport for London, Greater London Authority, Local Authorities, cycling groups and stakeholders, we are looking at improving cycling in London.

Of course considerate cycling is all about awareness and respect for fellow park visitors and the wildlife. With 27 miles of cycle routes and 32 miles of road to cycle on in the parks it should be remembered that pedestrians have priority on all pathways.

The Royal Parks has to balance the needs and expectations of all visitors. To retain a high quality visitor experience all signage and road markings are kept to a minimum. Most of the signs are specially designed for the parks so that they are not visually intrusive or distracting - helping people to enjoy the sensitive ecological and historic landscapes.

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Gates have been significantly improved for cyclists with wider gates and a central gate that can be accessed by cyclists prior to the park being opened to motorised vehicles. Visibility has been improved at this junction into the park.

A feasibility study has been produced for improvements to the junction as a whole for safety and access across Blackheath. The proposals would improve this entrance visually and aim to reduce cycling accidents at this junction (funded by TfL Greenways).

Bower Avenue has been opened as a shared-use cycle route connecting Blackheath Avenue with Great Cross Avenue and cycle route to Vanburgh Gate (funded by TfL Greenways).

Richmond Park

A new shared-use cycle path has been constructed linking Robin Hood Gate to Chohole Gate running parallel to the A3. The route runs along the side of the golf course and has a bridge over the Beverley Brook (funded by TfL Greenways).

Proposals have been drawing up to improve the entrance of Pembroke Lodge where the Tamsin Trail runs between the Lodge and the Car Park. The aim is to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists to circulate safely.

Kensington Gardens

During 2012 a feasibility study was produced to improve the entrance to Kensington Gardens from Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate.

Plans are currently being developed in partnership with Westminster City Council to implement these improvements though the modification of the crossing on Bayswater Road.

Designs to reconfigure Black Lion Gate are also being drawn up. The entrance at Palace Gate is also being considered for improvement by TfL and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Regent's Park

We have undertaken a feasibility study to assess if a path through Marylebone Green is suitable to be converted from a footpath to a shared-use cycle route (funded by TfL Greenways).

St James's Park

Due to the great increase in cycling and reduction in traffic in London proposals have been drawn up to improve roads in front of Buckingham Palace for cyclists and pedestrians.

All parks

The Royal Parks is working with TfL to improve the cycle signage throughout the parks.


Future Plans for Cycling in The Royal Parks

With more people cycling in London, The Royal Parks is working hard to improve facilities for cyclists; as it is a sustainable form of transport and a great way to enjoy the parks. This includes looking at more cycle parking, better signage and the improvement of existing cycling routes within the parks.

The Royal Parks, The Mayor's Office, Transport for London (TfL) and Local Authorities are upgrading cycle routes and facilities as part of the Central London Grid, Quietways, Cycle Superhighways and Greenways schemes (funded by Transport for London).

The Royal Parks has adopted The Pathway Code of Conduct as part of our continued Considerate Cycling Campaign. The code encourages cyclists to be considerate, be safe, be seen and heard, be polite and to stay on track.

The Royal Parks will continue to run its Considerate Cycling programme during 2013, with cycling events located in many of the parks throughout the summer. Details can be found on the What's On section of the website, as they are confirmed.

Over £500k is being invested in improving cycling in The Royal Parks this year (over £4m since 2006). The ultimate accolade was received last year when the parks hosted major cycling events as part of the London 2012 Games. Free for visitors to view, there was much cycling activity to enjoy in Hyde Park, The Green Park, St. James's Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

Cycle routes are now in every Royal Park with the exception of Primrose Hill, so, you can bring your bike along to all the parks. London Cycle Hire facilities are provided throughout Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Regent's Park in addition to facilities located close to Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park. Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer. Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling in the lovely environment of Bushy Park. A similar scheme runs in Working with Transport for London, Greater London Authority, Local Authorities, cycling groups and stakeholders, we are looking at improving cycling in London.

Of course considerate cycling is all about awareness and respect for fellow park visitors and the wildlife. With 27 miles of cycle routes and 32 miles of road to cycle on in the parks it should be remembered that pedestrians have priority on all pathways.

The Royal Parks has to balance the needs and expectations of all visitors. To retain a high quality visitor experience all signage and road markings are kept to a minimum. Most of the signs are specially designed for the parks so that they are not visually intrusive or distracting - helping people to enjoy the sensitive ecological and historic landscapes.

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Gates have been significantly improved for cyclists with wider gates and a central gate that can be accessed by cyclists prior to the park being opened to motorised vehicles. Visibility has been improved at this junction into the park.

A feasibility study has been produced for improvements to the junction as a whole for safety and access across Blackheath. The proposals would improve this entrance visually and aim to reduce cycling accidents at this junction (funded by TfL Greenways).

Bower Avenue has been opened as a shared-use cycle route connecting Blackheath Avenue with Great Cross Avenue and cycle route to Vanburgh Gate (funded by TfL Greenways).

Richmond Park

A new shared-use cycle path has been constructed linking Robin Hood Gate to Chohole Gate running parallel to the A3. The route runs along the side of the golf course and has a bridge over the Beverley Brook (funded by TfL Greenways).

Proposals have been drawing up to improve the entrance of Pembroke Lodge where the Tamsin Trail runs between the Lodge and the Car Park. The aim is to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists to circulate safely.

Kensington Gardens

During 2012 a feasibility study was produced to improve the entrance to Kensington Gardens from Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate.

Plans are currently being developed in partnership with Westminster City Council to implement these improvements though the modification of the crossing on Bayswater Road.

Designs to reconfigure Black Lion Gate are also being drawn up. The entrance at Palace Gate is also being considered for improvement by TfL and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Regent's Park

We have undertaken a feasibility study to assess if a path through Marylebone Green is suitable to be converted from a footpath to a shared-use cycle route (funded by TfL Greenways).

St James's Park

Due to the great increase in cycling and reduction in traffic in London proposals have been drawn up to improve roads in front of Buckingham Palace for cyclists and pedestrians.

All parks

The Royal Parks is working with TfL to improve the cycle signage throughout the parks.

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With more people cycling in London, The Royal Parks is working hard to improve facilities for cyclists; as it is a sustainable form of transport and a great way to enjoy the parks. This includes looking at more cycle parking, better signage and the improvement of existing cycling routes within the parks.

The Royal Parks, The Mayor's Office, Transport for London (TfL) and Local Authorities are upgrading cycle routes and facilities as part of the Central London Grid, Quietways, Cycle Superhighways and Greenways schemes (funded by Transport for London).

The Royal Parks has adopted The Pathway Code of Conduct as part of our continued Considerate Cycling Campaign. The code encourages cyclists to be considerate, be safe, be seen and heard, be polite and to stay on track.

The Royal Parks will continue to run its Considerate Cycling programme during 2013, with cycling events located in many of the parks throughout the summer. Details can be found on the What's On section of the website, as they are confirmed.

Over £500k is being invested in improving cycling in The Royal Parks this year (over £4m since 2006). The ultimate accolade was received last year when the parks hosted major cycling events as part of the London 2012 Games. Free for visitors to view, there was much cycling activity to enjoy in Hyde Park, The Green Park, St. James's Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

Cycle routes are now in every Royal Park with the exception of Primrose Hill, so, you can bring your bike along to all the parks. London Cycle Hire facilities are provided throughout Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Regent's Park in addition to facilities located close to Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park. Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer. Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling in the lovely environment of Bushy Park. A similar scheme runs in Working with Transport for London, Greater London Authority, Local Authorities, cycling groups and stakeholders, we are looking at improving cycling in London.

Of course considerate cycling is all about awareness and respect for fellow park visitors and the wildlife. With 27 miles of cycle routes and 32 miles of road to cycle on in the parks it should be remembered that pedestrians have priority on all pathways.

The Royal Parks has to balance the needs and expectations of all visitors. To retain a high quality visitor experience all signage and road markings are kept to a minimum. Most of the signs are specially designed for the parks so that they are not visually intrusive or distracting - helping people to enjoy the sensitive ecological and historic landscapes.

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Gates have been significantly improved for cyclists with wider gates and a central gate that can be accessed by cyclists prior to the park being opened to motorised vehicles. Visibility has been improved at this junction into the park.

A feasibility study has been produced for improvements to the junction as a whole for safety and access across Blackheath. The proposals would improve this entrance visually and aim to reduce cycling accidents at this junction (funded by TfL Greenways).

Bower Avenue has been opened as a shared-use cycle route connecting Blackheath Avenue with Great Cross Avenue and cycle route to Vanburgh Gate (funded by TfL Greenways).

Richmond Park

A new shared-use cycle path has been constructed linking Robin Hood Gate to Chohole Gate running parallel to the A3. The route runs along the side of the golf course and has a bridge over the Beverley Brook (funded by TfL Greenways).

Proposals have been drawing up to improve the entrance of Pembroke Lodge where the Tamsin Trail runs between the Lodge and the Car Park. The aim is to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists to circulate safely.

Kensington Gardens

During 2012 a feasibility study was produced to improve the entrance to Kensington Gardens from Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate.

Plans are currently being developed in partnership with Westminster City Council to implement these improvements though the modification of the crossing on Bayswater Road.

Designs to reconfigure Black Lion Gate are also being drawn up. The entrance at Palace Gate is also being considered for improvement by TfL and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Regent's Park

We have undertaken a feasibility study to assess if a path through Marylebone Green is suitable to be converted from a footpath to a shared-use cycle route (funded by TfL Greenways).

St James's Park

Due to the great increase in cycling and reduction in traffic in London proposals have been drawn up to improve roads in front of Buckingham Palace for cyclists and pedestrians.

All parks

The Royal Parks is working with TfL to improve the cycle signage throughout the parks.