Cycling in Wimbledon

 A wonderful way to enjoy South West London  

South West London is home to some beautiful sights accessible by bike and we've found a circular route that combines the river, a royal park and peaceful heathland

🌳 First stop: Wimbledon Common 🌳
The route is accessible from Wimbledon train station, or South Wimbledon station which are a short distance from Wimbledon Common.

An early highlight on this first part of the ride is Rushmere pond, an ancient pond used by medieval villagers to gather the rushes needed for thatched roofs - hence the name. Be sure not to rush Rushmere pond, though: linger for a while and you'll spot a shoal of Japanese Koi carp!  🐟🐟🐟

🦌 Next Stop: Richmond Park 🦌
One of eight Royal Parks across London, Richmond Park is known for its deer, the Isabella Plantation woodland garden, and stunning views of the Thames and St Paul's cathedral from King Henry's Mound (below).

Follow the signs for the 'Tamsin Trail' which will keep you on the cycle paths.
⛵️ Then onto Teddington Lock ⛵️
Home to both the largest and smallest weirs on the Thames, Teddington Lock is also where Monty Python filmed their famous Fish Slap Dance. Whether you wish to recreate the scene or not is entirely up to you! 🐟🕺    

Relax here and watch a variety of watercraft navigate the lock.

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The route loops back round Richmond Park and back through Wimbledon Common, and from there you may wish to reroute through Wimbledon Village to stop off at one of the many cafes and pubs.