28 April 2008

BMX track

Just off Teddington Lock there used to be a superb place for children to play on their bikes with a big "U" shaped dip that they could easily whiz down one side and free-wheel up the other, going the other way was much harder! This was safe for the children (I went down it with a toddler on the back of my bike) and was far enough away from the path not to interfere with pedestrians but Richmond Council did not like the idea of children speeding on bikes and they cruelly filled the dip in. The kids have retreated back from the path just a few meters and have created this BMX track to play on instead.