BMX

BMX at Lee Valley VeloPark

Beginners and club riders can both enjoy the thrill of the BMX track at Lee Valley VeloPark. Sessions range from riding the berms, learning the basics in our experience sessions, to getting race ready.

Current BMX sessions available to book now:

Sessions to follow:

  • BMX CoreStart - Learn to Ride
  • BMX Taster session 12+ and 7 - 12 years
  • Lee Valley VeloPark Experience (velodrome and BMX session)
  • Skill Series - BMX Skills
  • BMXercise (women only)
  • Club sessions
  • Schools Groups
  • Pedal Up school sessions

We hope to reopen these session soon

Lee Valley VeloPark Experience

VeloPark Experience
  • Riders take home a memento of the experience and have the chance to relax in Café 42 Degrees
  • Bike and helmet hire is included
  • Arms and legs must be fully covered
  • Bring your own gloves | £3 to hire
  • Dependent on weather conditions BMX sessions may be changed to a road or mountain bike session
  • This is also available as a gift voucher

Lee Valley VeloPark Experience

One hour Track | One hour BMX

Standard £50
Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5in
Minimum age 12

Experience the thrill of both Track cycling and BMXing in this ultimate session. Learn the key techniques to riding our 250 metre velodrome track before taking on BMX and putting your skills to the test.

Currently unavailable to book 

 

BMX riders

Pay and Ride

Standard £5

These open sessions are ideal for BMX riders who want to use the track and its features for fun or to practise your skills.

Please note, you must have passed a BMX Taster before you can attend a Pay and Ride session. If you are a member of a British Cycling BMX club you do not need to attend a Taster, however you'll need to bring your race license or BC membership as proof of competency.

Friday Saturday Sunday
CLOSED CLOSED 14:30 - 16:00
Pay and Ride sessions can only be booked on the day of riding or the day before.
Pre-booked sessions only. Please use the link below to book your session 

Book your BMX pay and ride session

Family Pay and Ride

Weekday and Weekends £16 (4 people - maximum 2 adults)
Family bike hire £29 (4 people - maximum 2 adults) - NOT AVAILABLE
Family session with bike hire £45 (4 people - maximum 2 adults) - NOT AVAILABLE

Only available to book at reception.

BMX riders
  • Bike hire and safety equipment is only available for taster sessions 
  • Up to 15 students can take part in a session with one coach

School groups

Sessions are one hour
£114 per hour 
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2 ins

We run specially priced one hour sessions for schools to give young people their first taste of BMX.

Schools can book on to a series of one hour, fully coached sessions to progress their skills, ending with structured races.

To enquire please complete this form.

 

Club sessions

Lee Valley VeloPark will also be the training and meeting venue of choice for a large number of clubs. 

If you would like to register your club's interest please complete the Group Enquiry Form.

Standard FAQs

How do I get to ride the BMX track?

BMX is a fun and exhilarating sport enjoyed by millions across the globe and if you've not tried it before, now's your chance! You don't need to have ridden a BMX before but as long as you can ride a bike without stabilisers, are aged 7 or over and a minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in you can join one of our taster sessions.

Skills sessions are also available to help you develop your skills in various areas.

What should I wear?

For BMX you must wear a full face cycling helmet and full finger gloves. Legs, upper body and arms must be covered at all times. Flat soled trainers must be worn.

We recommend the following:

  • Body armour, knee and elbow pads, cycling glasses.
  • Full Finger Gloves
  • Two layers of clothing on your upper body (preferably fairly close fitting)

Can I cycle when pregnant?

Unfortunately we do not allow women who are pregnant to cycle any of our tracks or circuits whilst pregnant.

Essential information

  • For coached sessions you must arrive at least 30 minutes before your session is due to start.
  • Riders must be capable of riding without stabilisers to use the BMX track.
  • Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in.
  • Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent / guardian.
  • Children aged 12 and over do not require parent / guardian supervision however it is strongly recommended.
  • Children under 18 participating in any sessions e.g. General Taster Sessions, Youth Taster Sessions, skills sessions, pay and ride must bring a signed Parental/Guardian Consent Form with them to be able to participate in their session.
  • Should the child be participating in a ‘coached’ session the parent/guardian should remain in the area indicated by the coach during the safety briefing and/or follow meeting instructions given.
  • Riders participating in a BMX taster session are required to provide full finger BMX gloves. Bike and helmet hire is included in taster sessions.
  • Equipment hire: Taster sessions include bike and helmet hire but not gloves, all other sessions do not include any equipment (unless otherwise specified) - you can hire equipment (bike/helmet) from the venue but you will require personal identification and proof of address (utility, bank or other statements must be less than three months old).
  • Riders are required to wear helmets and safety equipment while cycling on any of the four circuits at Lee Valley VeloPark. Where this is not included in the session cost you may hire a helmet from the venue. The helmet must be worn correctly at all times when with a bike. If you wish to bring your own it must meet the current UK safety standard - BS EN 1078:1997.
  • Cycling and other activities available at Lee Valley VeloPark carry inherent risks. You should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. If you're unsure whether you are able to participate in any activity, or if you have any questions concerning our terms and conditions, your booking form or the safety and risk declaration, please ask a member of staff before you enter into a contract or agree to partake in  cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark.
  • Please take the time to read Lee Valley VeloPark Terms and Conditions.
  • Read our online booking FAQs

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