I don’t get it. I’m pretty sure I’ve never done anything to upset her but the Queen apparently doesn’t like me or any other cyclists. I say apparently because I haven’t actually ever asked her about it but the sign outside her gaff in Windsor seems to make it pretty clear. Perhaps one of us ran over one of her corgis at some point?
Now this particular bit of tarmac is called the Long Walk and runs from Windsor Castle [almost] up to the statue of King George III at Snow Hill and is, I believe, 2.64 miles in length. Given it’s called a ‘Walk’ you can perhaps excuse Her Maj for thinking that cycling wasn’t appropriate. However, I don’t understand why you can’t push a cycle on the Long Walk! Perhaps she doesn’t like pushers? I know my Nan always moans about them hanging about on her estate – it might be an old person thing.
It is something of a shame as, from the statue, it’s a very enticing looking stretch of tarmac that I’m sure would be very enjoyable to ride down!
I regularly ride up to and around Windsor Great Park and it’s a particularly nice place to take your kids for a bike ride, if a little busy especially in the summer months. The first photo was taken almost exactly two years ago today, in the year 2017BC (Before Cannondale). The second picture was from the latter end of last year.
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I think it’s because cyclists would (and you know they would) absolutely hammer along that stretch and probably ruin it for the tourists and locals who want a quiet walk around the grounds. #BlameStrava
I used to live just around the corner so rode the park roads many times on the weekend and after work. It’s a great traffic-free loop (apart from the occasional bus or park vehicle). So scenic and peaceful. Have you tried the Olympic Road Race circuit?
It was one of my favourite short loops to test my legs on.
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You’re probably right!
I haven’t tried that specific loop but will give it a go at some point, thanks.