HC Deb 05 July 1888 vol 328 cc421-2
MR. W. A. MACDONALD (Queen's Co., Ossory)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether it is a fact that the public are not allowed to ride bicycles or tricycles in the Royal Parks of the Metropolis, even on the roads where all other vehicles are permitted; whether cycling is freely allowed in Battersea Park, where no inconvenience results from it; whether there is any reason for the restriction in the case of the Royal Parks; And, whether he will consider the advisability of removing the prohibition referred to?


After consultation with His Royal Highness the Ranger, I have decided to lay before Parliament an alteration in the existing Rules, which will allow bicycles and tricycles on those roads in Hyde Park and St. James's Park upon which public vehicles are admitted. They are now allowed in Regent's Park, Richmond Park, and Greenwich Park, as well as in Battersea Park.