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“"Best way to spend the day get a blast of fresh air only 40mins from the city!"”
Review of The Merry Pedaller

The Merry Pedaller
Ranked #20 of 208 Outdoor Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our unique bike tours can enjoy 2 of the largest Royal Parks of London still full of deer, cycle River Thames routes to Hampton Court Palace or Windsor Castle or maybe sample traditional beer. Our tours link together or can be bespoke to suit your requirements, alternate dates can be requested for 4+ people, group discounts available we have 20 bikes and various childrens bikes too but more can be provided if needed! On all our full day rides we provide an afternoon tea picnic in beautiful locations, homemade cakes and pots of tea to finish the day. One way cycle routes which start and finishe at train stations zone 3-5 in South West London and full advice on routes given. Get out of the busy city of London for 1 day and enjoy beautiful scenery and a relaxing day out. You can stay at your destination to explore in your own time, we can arrange luggage transfer on request and advice for great hotels. Twickenham is the home of England rugby you can visit the stadium or watch a match at Twickenham Stadium or local rugby matches. Enjoy Polo or cricket matches during the summer or horse racing all year round to make your visit a very British one! Summer Tours Tuesday- Ale Tasting Wednesday-Royal Deer Park Thursday-Hampton Court Palace Any day on request +4 people Windsor Castle
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Really enjoyed the cycle from Richmond, to Hampton Court and onto Teddington.
The group was perfect and around 6 of us and our superb guide Ginette set off at 11am after making sure we were all with safety and checking that we did actually know how to ride a bike!!!

We cycled down by the river from Richmond and onto Hampton Court. The guide stopped at various stops and explained many an old story from the history of these beautiful palaces and parks.

A swift pub stop and back on the bikes, a small hiccup of a puncture with no problem to Ginette to take over and sort it all out and we were back on our way.

Finished off in Bushy park for a cup of tea "real tea leaves" and my fave lemon drizzle and some rather good homemade brownies!

I highly recommend this if you want to get out of the city with a bunch of mates or if you are at a lose end and need to get out of the day. Ginette is very warm and friendly and looks after everyone very well. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of each area but you can ask her anything about beer also and she will tell you everything!

When the bikes are gotten rid of at the end there is the obligatory pub stop before hopping on your train home.

Enjoy your day, I will be back again with a gang!

Thank AshIndia_12
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Ginette A, Owner at The Merry Pedaller, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Hi Ash,

Thanks so much for the lovely comments, glad you had a good time and extended your day afterwards too it seems!

See you again soon I hope,

Cheers
Ginette

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Had a great day with Ginette and our group on our escape from the hustle and bustle of London.

Although the day was a little overcast and chilly, Ginette made up for this with her enthusiasm, knowledge and all round fantastic hosting skills on our leisurely bike ride. She took us round all the best spots and it was lovely to see and learn a little bit more about the area. Nothing was too much trouble and Ginette tailored the day so we really would get the most out of it and we got to see things we never would have even known about.

We ended our ride with a glorious afternoon tea in the park and the sun decided to join us eventually! We thoroughly enjoyed some of Ginette's homemade cakes and a cuppa was a welcome end to the day.

Would definitely recommend to couples, friends and families who want to get out and about and explore a little bit outside the city - we will be doing it again!

Thank Sam P
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Ginette A, Owner at The Merry Pedaller, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

So glad you both enjoyed the day, it was fun to see the Gloriana in Teddington Lock again. Hope to see you again one day.

cheers
Ginette

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

An enjoyable day cycling from Richmond to Hampton Court and on to Teddington. Good quality comfortable bike provided. Coffee stop in a pub, lunch option in Kingston and even tea and cake towards the finish. Ginette is a friendly and knowledgeable guide - will book another tour soon.

Thank 100AB100
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Ginette A, Owner at The Merry Pedaller, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Glad you enjoyed your ride and day off work it will be great to see you on another ride this year,

cheers
Ginette

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Booked this tour with two friends - we all had a wonderful time. The tour was well organised, and Ginette was a friendly, warm and thoughtful guide. We are looking to book the full day tour to Windsor soon.

Thank PKBirk
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Ginette A, Owner at The Merry Pedaller, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

So glad you all enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you on the Windsor ride soon!

cheers
Ginette

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

My partner and I were delighted with the bike ride around Richmond Park. Ginette was a great guide who gave interesting facts at different points along the way. We have walked around Richmond Park previously but have never covered the distance that the ride covers and we have discovered new parts that we will visit again. We would recommend Merry Pedallers to anyone who enjoys cycling or wants a reintroduction to cycling in great surroundings.

Thank Pui L
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Ginette A, Owner at The Merry Pedaller, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Glad you both enjoyed the day Pui, hope to see you again soon!

cheers
Ginette

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