Road

Ride the Road Circuit at Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark’s one mile floodlit road circuit is cycling's very own premium road in the heart of east London, built as part of a world class venue.

Experience sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire is included

A Taste of Road Cycling

Adult £15 Junior £12
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9ins
Minimum age 12

If you've never ridden a road bike or yours has been collecting dust for some time, go back to basics and build your confidence with our new road cycling Pay and Ride package!

Please check our weekly Pay and Ride timetable below before visiting.

Road cyclists

CoreStart sessions - Book now for October

  • Bike and helmet hire is included

Road CoreStart 1

One hour
Adult £15 Junior £12
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Kickstart your road cycling journey and learn basic skills including controlling your road bike, using the gears and braking.

  • Bike and helmet hire is included

Road CoreStart 2

One hour
Adult £15 Junior £12
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Following on from CoreStart 1, this session will teach you basic road cycling skills including cornering, descending and how to use clipless pedals when riding around the circuit.

Road cyclists

SkillSeries sessions - Book now for October

  • This session is for intermediate road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Bunch Skills

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Prepare yourself for your next race or sportive in this new session.

From mastering techniques of close quarters riding to completing several exciting exercises to improve your confidence when riding around a bunch, our fully qualified coaches will provide you with effective techniques to help you move through the bunch and win your race!

  • This session is for intermediate road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Small Group Skills

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Gather your friends and learn how to ride in different formations in small groups. We'll also teach you when to use each formation and how to modify these when the British weather is less than desirable!

  • This session is for intermediate road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Domestique Duties

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Be a team domestique for the day! 'Domestiques' are the heroes of the peloton - often sacrificing their chances of winning to help their team leader.

Our coaches will take you through a range of different and exciting scenarios, learning how to aid your team leader and get the most out of the race for your team.

  • This session is for intermediate road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Breakaway

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Creating breakaway moves and learning how to attack effectively could mean the difference between winning and losing.

From counter attacking if other moves fail to winning races using breakaways, this session is a must for any road racer!

  • This session is for intermediate road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Race Finishing

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Improve your race finishing in this new session.

From snatching a win right at the last minute to lead out and bunch sprinting techniques, this session is a must for any road racer.

  • This session is for intermediate road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Triathlon Specific

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

If you need to work on the cycling element of a triathlon, this is the session for you.

Whether you're working on your pacing technique or need advice on transitioning through the disciplines, our coaches will guide you through and prepare you for your next triathlon!

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

Women's Specific Road SkillSeries - coming soon!

Two hours
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

Whether you're a complete beginner or have ridden a road bike before, gather your friends, learn new road cycling skills and techniques and immerse yourself in girl power in this women's only session.

Road cyclists

RaceReady sessions

  • This session is for advanced cyclists only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8

RaceReady Circuit

Two hours
£6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 14

Get race ready in these sessions for experienced road cyclists. Train with peers, swap tips and improve your skills and overall fitness with our coaches.

Road cyclists
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 £2.95! All sessions are subject to availability. Become and member or login to purchase your pass.

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Pay and ride sessions

Whether you're riding solo or as a group, get pedalling in one of our Pay and Ride sessions. There's no need to book, simply check our weekly pay and ride calendar below and pay at reception upon arrival.

Please check our weekly Pay and Ride calendar before visiting, and remember that helmets must be worn in all sessions!

Weekday £4
Weekend £5
Bike and helmet hire £12 adult and £8 junior

Experience the thrill of speeding round our one mile road circuit. Bring your own bike or hire ours, and take on the fully floodlit, traffic free circuit all year round.

Family Pay and Ride

Weekday and Weekends £15 (4 people, maximum 2 adults)
Family bike hire £30 (4 people, maximum 2 adults)

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

(Saving based on 2 adults, 2 juniors aged 18 and under)

Veterans Breakfast Club

Monday
Please check times using the calendar below

Adult £4
Bike and helmet hire £8

Join fellow cyclists for our breakfast club and then enjoy a complimentary regular tea or coffee in our Café 42 Degrees.

Whilst these sessions run weekly, please check our weekly Pay and Ride timetable below before visiting.

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan

Wednesday and Sunday
Please check times using the calendar below
Weekday £4
Weekend £5
Bike and helmet hire £8

Get you fellow female cyclists together, meet like-minded women and cycle together. This is an opportunity to exchange tips and experiences with each other and enjoy a morning out on the road.

Afterwards, relax in our Café 42 Degrees for a well-earned break and enjoy a complimentary regular tea or coffee.

Whilst we'll try to ensure these sessions run weekly, please check our weekly Pay and Ride timetable below before visiting.

Weekly Pay and Ride calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday   Saturday Sunday
Week commencing 22 August

09:00 - 21:00

Vets Breakfast Chaingang 09:30 - 11:30

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 18:30

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan 10:00 - 12:00

09:00 - 21:00

 

09:00 - 21:00

 

12:00 - 21:00

17:00 - 20:00

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan 17:00 - 19:00

Week commencing 29 August

10:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 19:00

 

09:00 - 18:30

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan 10:00 - 12:00

09:00 - 21:00 09:00 - 21:00 11:30 - 21:00

09:00 - 12:00

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan 10:00 - 12:00

Week commencing 05 September

09:00 - 21:00

Vets Breakfast Chaingang 09:30 - 11:30

09:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 19:00

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan 10:00 - 12:00

09:00 - 21:00 13:00 - 19:00 12:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 21:00

13:00 - 20:00

Rise and Shine #ThisGirlCan 13:00 - 15:00

Please note during some sessions the whole circuit may not be open due to private hire or grounds maintenance, there are three loops on the road circuit - these are highlighted on our interactive map.

Road cyclists
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • This session is for para-cyclists of all abilities

Paracycling Circuit

90 minutes
Adult £10 Junior £6
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12

These open sessions for para-cyclists of all abilities give you the chance to get back on your bike!

Whether you need direct instruction or just a bit of help, our coaches are there to offer advice and get you racing.

School groups

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

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

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 new education programmes.

 

Road cyclists

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 cycle the road circuit?

Taster sessions, skills sessions and pay and ride sessions will be available to allow you to experience this premium road cycling circuit. With bike hire available from the venue and included in our taster sessions there is nothing to stop you from racing round this one mile circuit.

What should I wear?

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

We recommend the following:

  • Gloves, cycling glasses.
  • 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 road circuit.
  • Children aged 5 to 11 years must 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/shoes) 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). The pedals on our bikes are Look Keo, and using your own pedals on hire bikes is not permitted
  • 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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