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Richmond Park After Hours

NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
edited April 2009 in The bottom bracket
What is the situation with RP after hours?

My shift this week has been screwed so the only time i can get to ride is Saturday Evening from 7pm onwards. I would not be able to get to RP around 8pm which is the supposed closing time.

Do ALL gates get locked or is it just for car access?

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  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    You are safe until it's dark then the gates get dodgy. You have at least an hour after the traffic access stops.

    However, I had to get help from a London Dynamo rider to get my bike over the gate as the exits were locked other than a small swing gate that the bike wouldn't fit though.

    Other than that I've cycled many times after hours and had no problem.
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    As far as I am aware the pedestrian gates are not locked overnight (with possible exception during the culls). The ped gate at sheen is plenty big enough for bikes.

    Bright ligthts needed in the dark though. Them pesky deer wander onto the road as if they own the place ;)
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  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Yep, never seen any of the main gates closed in the park when commuting, and all the kissing gates are big enough for a bike (although probably not a tandem). Once it gets dark though it is pretty dangerous, there are unlit runners, skiers and deer on the road, you definately need very good lights if you want to be doing it at training speeds.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    This richmond park seems very unusual for a place in london, I mean deer in London?, Skiers??????
  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    Hmmm.

    The left hand swing gate on the Richmond entrance is not big enough to get a bike through. Not even vertically. The right gate occaissionally gets locked. This has happened to me.

    The only way out is to put the bike over the gate and go through the left gate without the bike.

    Other gates may have been open, but trust me, there was no easy way out of Richmond Gate that night.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    The pedestrian gate at Roehampton is usually open all night and you can get a bike through it.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,342
    willhub wrote:
    This richmond park seems very unusual for a place in london, I mean deer in London?, Skiers??????

    :lol:

    Roller blades too.

    And now skateboarders seem to be enjoying fast runs down Broomfield Hill after the gates close.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    edited August 2009
    willhub wrote:
    This richmond park seems very unusual for a place in london, I mean deer in London?, Skiers??????
  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    andyp wrote:
    The pedestrian gate at Roehampton is usually open all night and you can get a bike through it.

    Well thats the gate i use. Just worried about getting locked in :shock:

    See how the mood takes me on Saturday
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,342
    Kingston Gate remains open after dark too. And I've been through Robin Hood Gate long after dark too.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
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