Mountain biking

Tackle world class Mountain Bike Trails in London

Whether you're a keen mountain biker or want to try it out for the first time, experience the excitement of riding off-road on our mountain bike trails and skills sections!

Experience sessions

  • Dependant on the group's ability you’ll progress to the mountain bike trails
  • If you're redeeming a voucher but can’t find a suitable date on our Taste of MTB sessions, your voucher can be used on our un-coached Pay and Ride sessions inclusive of bike and helmet hire. Please check Pay and Ride times before visiting and bring your voucher with you.

A Taste of Mountain Biking

Adult £15 Junior £12
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

If you've never ridden a mountain bike or yours has spent some time in the garage, go back to basics and build your confidence with our new mountain biking Pay and Ride package!

Please check our Pay and Ride calendar before visiting.

Mountain bikers

CoreStart sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire are included
  • You must provide your own gloves

MTB CoreStart - Stage 1

One hour
Adult £15 Junior £12
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

This session explores the basics of mountain biking from the ready position, gearing and braking.

Our fully qualified coaches will have you sitting and standing on your bike correctly in no time before taking you through how to use your gears and brakes around the trails.

  • Bike and helmet hire are included
  • You must provide your own gloves

MTB CoreStart - Stage 2

One hour
Adult £15 Junior £12
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

This session is a progression of CoreStart Stage 1.

From adjusting body positions according to different gradients to basic climbing and descending techniques, our coaches will help you build confidence before tackling our SkillSeries sessions.

 

Mountain bikers

SkillSeries sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Gear Up

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

This session will guide you through gear selection on different terrains and gradients. You'll also learn when to use which gear whether you're climbing or decending, on gravel, rocks or mud.

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Turn and Berms

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

This session will teach you how to corner on both flat corners and berms, how to regain your speed after cornering and other key skills to improve your riding and racing techniques.

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Pump and Jump

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

These sessions explore key pumping and jumping techniques - helping you flow through the trails and keep your speed high to reduce the energy lost when regaining speed.

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Step-ups and Drops

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

Continuing on from Pump and Jump, this session will teach you how to ride over obstacles safely and smoothly to make sure your ride is as smooth as possible. You'll also learn about dismounting and walking sections.

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Wheelies and Manuals

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

Wheelies are not just a fancy trick on your bike, but an essential mountain biking technique alongside manuals. Forming the basis for jumping, they help riders negotiate large obstacles in their way!

Our coaches will take you through learning these techniques to perfecting your skill ready for your next race.

  • This session is for advanced riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Advanced Jumping

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

Take your jumping to the next level in this new session dedicated to perfecting your technique so you're ready for your next race!

  • This session is for women only
  • Each session will be on a monthly rotation
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

Women's Specific MTB SkillSeries

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 12

Grab your fellow females and get ready for some mountain bike training!

These new sessions will teach you skills from each of our SkillSeries sessions including pumping, jumping, cornering, wheelies and much more... For women only.

RaceReady sessions

  • This session is for advanced riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • You must provide your own gloves

 

RaceReady MTB - Launching in summer 2017!

Adult £6 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 14

These structured sessions for experienced riders will have you practising your skills and techniques, making sure you're RaceReady for the season ahead!

Pay and ride sessions

Weekday £4
Weekend £5
Family £15 (four people - 2 adults & 2 juniors, or 1 adult & 3 juniors)

Plan the ultimate family trip and save up to £15 when you buy a Family Pay and Ride session with bike and helmet hire!

Prices based on 2 adults and 2 juniors (aged 18 and under)

These mountain biking sessions are great if you want to experience the freedom of our mountain bike trails. The trails can be used with either your own bike or one of our hire bikes.

There's no need to book for these scheduled sessions you just pay at reception and collect your wristband, if you want to save time and plan on riding regularly we recommend signing up to our free online membership before arrival - this will save you time on the day and when booking future sessions.

  • Bike hire is £12 per adult and £8 per junior.
  • Family bike hire is £30 (prices based on 2 adults and 2 juniors).
Unlimited Pay and Ride sessions with our annual pass!

6 month pass £200
Annual pass £360

Now you can enjoy limitless use of our road and MTB trails with our Unlimited Pay and Ride pass. If you’re a regular rider of our tracks then this is a great money saver - cycle three times a week and each session will only cost you £3.07! All sessions are subject to availability. Become a member or if you're already a member login to buy your pass.

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Session times
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday   Saturday Sunday
09:00 - Sunset 09:00 - Sunset 09:00 - Sunset 09:00 - Sunset 09:00 - Sunset 09:00 - Sunset

09:00 - Sunset

Please note during sessions the whole circuit may not be open due to private hire, grounds maintenance or when the venue is closed. Our trails are graded like ski runs into blue, red and black - these are highlighted on our interactive map.

 

  • £90 per hour
  • Bike hire and saftey equipment is included
  • Up to 15 students can take part in a session with one coach

School groups

Sessions are one hour
£90 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 mountain biking.

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.

  • We strongly recommend schools book a Pedal Up session before a discipline specific session for KS1 - KS2 pupils
  • These sessions are suitable for ages 5 - 11
  • All equipment is included
  • Maximum of 15 children per session
  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the session time
  • Teachers are not permitted to ride in the session and must act as supervision
  • For the whole group to progress within the session the coach will ensure all children are at a similar basic level. Those who are not may be asked to sit out some sections of the session (and will need to be supervised by a teacher)

Pedal Up school sessions

Sessions are one hour
£90 per hour
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2 ins

Pedal Up sessions are the ideal first pedal towards young people riding a bike. Whether they've only recently learnt to ride a bike or want to build confidence - these sessions are a great introduction before going on to develop specific skills for each discipline.

These sessions run by our fully qualified coaches will help children master the FUNdamentals of cycling including basic skills such as cornering, braking and bike handling.

Schools can also bring Geography and Design and Technology to life at Lee Valley VeloPark! Find out about our education programmes.

 

Club sessions

Lee Valley VeloPark is 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

FAQs

How can I experience the mountain bike trails?

Skills sessions and pay and ride sessions will allow you to tackle these mountain bike trails which stretch around Lee Valley VeloPark.

What should I wear?

For mountain bike riding it is mandatory to wear a cycling helmet. This is included in the cost of a taster session or they are available to hire from the venue for other sessions.

We recommend the following:

  • Pads, gloves, cycling glasses. Legs, upper body and arms should be fully covered at all times.
  • Two layers of clothing (preferably close fitting) on your upper body.

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 45 minutes before your session is due to start.
  • Riders must be capable of riding without stabilisers to use the mountain bike trails.
  • Children aged 5 to 11 years should be accompanied by one adult to two children.
  • Children age 12 and over do not require adult supervision but this is recommended.
  • Children under 16 participating in any sessions e.g. General Taster Sessions, Youth Taster Sessions, skills sessions, pay and ride (if not under parental/guardian supervision) must bring a signed Parental/Guardian Consent Form with them to be able to participate in their session.
  • Equipment hire: Taster sessions include bike and helmet hire, 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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