As far as I am aware, there is no by-law preventing cyclists from riding through Hyde Park; the Mayor even said as much in a newspaper article a year or so ago. I recently wrote to the City of Vioncent to confirm this, and they avoided answering the question directly, saying only that they wished it to be treated as "a pedestrian priority zone". I've no problem with this in principle, believing that it is the duty of faster moving cyclists to slow down, ring their bells (you do have one don't you?) and generally be very cautious around others. I do have a problem with the arrogant pedestrians who assume that the CYCLISTS DISMOUNT signs posted at the entrances erroneously amount to a legal basis to abuse me for slowly winding my way through the park even after giving way to them! If only a sign that said NO ABUSIVE ILL-INFORMED BABY BOOMERS PERMITTED had a legal basis.