I met up with some fellow couchsurfers last Sunday in Richmond. One of them had organised a bike ride that the rest of us thought sounded like fun and said we'd join in. Down by the river Thames we hired mountain bikes and pedaled off along the path. We twisted our way through the streets to Richmond Park which is huge and a little wild. We entered at Richmond Gate and rode down between the two ponds.
After a quick stop by a Tesco Express (mini supermarket) we followed the river again and crossed Richmond Bridge and sat down on the green grass for some lunch. The weather was wonderful. Not too hot and not wet which we were all grateful for after a wet week. Then we continued on west to Hampton Court Palace where we again chained our bikes and went in for a wander through the grounds and rose garden.