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 our skills section and brand new trails, the likes of which have never been seen in a capital city, are for you! You'll set off from Lee Valley VeloPark on one of our graded trails and experience the excitement riding off-road.

Mountain biking sessions

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Intro to Mountain Biking

Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5in

Our Intro to MTB sessions are great for building confidence for tackling tougher terrain. Beginning on our skills section, this taster session will teach you how to control a mountain bike so that you can navigate trails more efficiently and safely as you develop your skills. Dependant on the group’s ability you’ll progress to the mountain bike trails, this is a fun hour session aimed to build confidence for those who want to take on the mountain bike trails during our daily Pay and Ride sessions or progress within the sport.

Redeeming a gift voucher?
If you can’t find a suitable date to redeem your gift voucher on our Intro to Road/MTB sessions, you can use your voucher on an un-coached Pay and Ride session inclusive of bike and helmet hire. Please check Pay and Ride times before visiting and bring your voucher with you.

Intro to MTB  + bike

Adult £15
Junior £12
Bike and helmet included

Intro to MTB

Adult £10
Junior £6



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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Please be aware that there will be restricted access to the Mountain Bike Trails on 27 July, 17 August and 31 August 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


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.


Perfect for school groups

School groups

One hour £90 (up to 15 children)

We'll run specially priced sessions for schools to give young people their first taste of BMX, or develop their skills and maybe start them off on their path to being champions at this inspirational venue!

Schools will be able to book onto a series of one hour, fully coached sessions, progress to more advanced skills development culminating in structured races. Up to 15 people can take part in a session with one coach with hire fee at £90 per hour including bike hire and safety equipment.

To express an interest in school group sessions please complete this form.

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

Pedal Up school sessions

Pedal Up school sessions

Sessions are one hour
£90 per hour
Minimum height: 127cm

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 fun 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.

We strongly recommend schools book a Pedal Up session before a discipline specific session for KS1 - KS2 pupils

Essential information

  • These sessions are suitable for ages 5 - 11
  • All equipment is included (bike, helmet and gloves)
  • Maximum of 15 children per session
  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the session time to ensure a prompt start
  • 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)

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.

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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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