Sky Velo Routes
Richmond Park Lap
A lap of Richmond Park is the perfect course to start off on if you're new to road cycling. Or, if you're more experienced it's the perfect place to improve your fitness and speed. You can go round in either direction, and whichever way you choose you'll find at least one challenging hill to test you!
Time: 15-35 minutes
Once you feel like you've conquered Richmond Park and you're ready to head out onto the main roads, the Cobham Loop is a good option. The route takes you from Richmond Park, down into Kingston and out through Esher to Cobham. From there it loops back through Oxshott to return to the Park. There are one or two small hills along the way, but nothing that should cause anyone too much trouble.
Time: 2-3 hours
This route is our usual Sunday morning club run. We start at Richmond Park and head out though Kingston towards Sunbury and Chertsey. From there there's a beautiful section through Windsor Great Park which takes in the amazing views of Windsor Castle from the top of the Long Walk. After a stop for coffee and cake in Windsor, we head back to Richmond Park through Staines before rejoining the outward route. There is almost no climbing on this route, making it the ideal social Sunday morning ride!
Time: 3-5 hours
Our Saturday morning club runs tend to head into the Surrey Hills, and the Three Hills route is the most popular route we ride. After leaving Richmond Park we head down to Cobham where we turn onto the quieter country lanes. The first of the three hills; Staples Lane is quickly followed by the short, steep test that is Crocknorth Road. After a rolling ride across Ranmore Common, we then drop down to the bottom of the third and final climb; Box Hill. A stop for coffee and cake at the top sets you up for the ride back to Richmond Park via Leatherhead and Esher. This route can always be varied on the morning of a ride to take in different hills, or if you're feeling fit enough, more hills!
Time: 3.5-6 hours