Well, heck, Richmond Park is just the perfect place for an early morning ride (as a fair number of local cyclists evidently already know). Get in there before they open the road gates (7am in the summer, 7.30 in the winter), and it’s like your own private cycling track – complete with roadside deer, rabbits and squirrels. Simply glorious.
We’re doing a series of training rides before doing the big ride, and we’re going to post the routes on here. All of the rides are fairly easy to get to from London via mainline rail.
This first one kicks off at Weymouth, heads along the coast to Lyme Regis, where we’re going to camp for the night, and then continues the next day through the Dorset countryside to Templecombe. We’ve got a feeling it might be quite hilly. But you know, pretty too.
Check out the Google map of the ride.