Track

Cycle the Olympic velodrome track

Lee Valley VeloPark’s indoor velodrome is the fastest track in the world and everyone from beginners to elite riders are able to ride it at this iconic venue on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Track sessions

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Track Taster session

Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in
Adult £40 Junior £30

For riders aged 12 or over

These one hour taster sessions are an exciting one off introduction to track cycling where you will be coached in the use of a fixed wheel bike and the basic skills required to safely ride the velodrome track. Tasters are a fun, one-off experience. 

Track Tasters will no longer form part of the accreditation process you will need to complete Stage1 (introduction) if you wish to complete our four stage accreditation pathway, which will allow you to progress to racing. 

  • Bike and helmet hire is included, however you are required to supply or hire from the venue track mitts.
  • Shoe hire is optional, it is not included in the cost of your taster session.
  • Taster session will include up to 16 riders of mixed experience and abilities.
  • If you haven’t ridden a bike for a long period of time or are completely new to cycling, please consider taking part in our Road Taster session or a pay and ride session on the road circuit, so you can gain confidence in general bike handling techniques before taking part in a velodrome track taster.
  • If you're unsure if our taster sessions are for you please see our FAQs or contact us if you are unsure on the correct session to start with so we can help you get the best experience.Track taster

Equipment hire

Bikes, helmets, cycling mitts and cleat shoes can be hired before your session.

Bike/helmet hire Adult £12 Junior £8
Cycling mitts £3
Helmet £3
Shoe hire (cleat shoes) £7

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VeloPark Experience - Track and BMX
An action packed day of track and BMX with the Lee Valley VeloPark Experience

Lee Valley VeloPark Experience

Adult £60 Junior £50
Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5in

One action packed day experiencing the two London 2012 tracks at Lee Valley VeloPark.

In this session you'll get the chance to take part in a track taster session, to learn the key techniques of riding our 250 metre velodrome and track specific bikes. Then take on the BMX track, with all the different features it has to offer.

At the end of the session you can relax in our café with a complimentary hot drink and take home a memento of the day.

  • This experience is suitable for participants aged 12 or over
  • Bike and helmet are included, however you are required to supply or hire from the venue track mitts
  • Dependent on weather conditions BMX sessions may be changed to a road or mountain bike session

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Paracycling Track Tandem sessions

Paracycling Track Tandem

Adult: £16

This session for riders with disabilities offers the chance to ride the track at this London 2012 venue. With experienced pilots, and using tandem bikes you’ll learn the basics of riding fixed wheel bikes safely and gain confidence on the track. If you can ride a bike alone this session is a great way to develop track riding skills.

  • Participants must be aged 16 or over
  • Helmet and bike are included

 

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Skills sessions

If you’re looking to develop your skills on the track each stage of the accreditation process is designed as a skills session. This allows you to build confidence by completing the session as many times as you need before both you and our coaches are happy for you to progress to the next stage.

Find out more about the accreditation sessions and book now

 

Structured Quality Training (SQT)

Adult £20 Junior £16

These are SQT sessions for Accredited riders who want to train in the company of their cycling peers. Spaces for Sprint and Endurance SQTs are currently for riders who have experience of training on indoor velodrome tracks.

  • If you are a newly accredited rider, please book onto the Intermediate SQT.
  • Bike and helmet hire is not included in these sessions - bike hire is available at the venue.

 

 

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Accredited Veterans (aged over 40 ) and Women (aged over 18) Structured Quality Training

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Velodrome Open Riding Session

Adults £10 Junior £8
Suitable for ages 12+

This one hour unstructured session lets accredited cyclists ride the velodrome track at their leisure. Whether you want to push yourself or pedal at your own pace,  this session will allow you to cycle in groups at different speeds around the track. A coach will be on hand to ensure the session is safe but this is not a structured session. If you wish to focus on specific training efforts or group training exercises, book your place on our SQT sessions.

Essential information

  • Riders must be aged 12 and over
  • You must be a Lee Valley VeloPark Member Accredited Level 4 to take part in these sessions
  • One of our fully qualified coaches will be available to ensure safety
  • The price of this session does not include equipment hire.


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Derny Training

£22
Suitable for ages 14+

Derny Training a one hour structured session for accredited riders. You will complete a range of training drills, and practise skills with dernys assisting the pace. Derny Training sessions are ideal for riders training at speed, and preparing for competitions.

Essential information

  • Riders must be aged 14 and over
  • You must be a Lee Valley VeloPark Member Accredited Level 4 to take part in these sessions
  • The price of this session does not include equipment hire

 

Youth and Women's Club Cluster of Training (Youth and Women's CCT)

YCCT

Adults £20
Junior £16
Minimum height 135cm / 5ft 1in

These club cluster training sessions are for youth and female accredited riders who want to train on the velodrome to develop as future world class cyclists. The sessions will include a programme with both sprint and endurance training activities to develop all round track riders.

  • Accredited participants aged 12 or over
  • Bike and helmet hire is not included
  • Bike and helmet hire is £12 for adults and £8 for juniors

 

See our youth page for additional youth sessions

School groups

One hour £110 (up to 15 children)

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

Schools can book onto a series of one hour, fully coached sessions for up to 15 riders at £110 per hour including bike and helmet hire. 

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 education programmes.

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Lee Valley VeloPark will be a training and meeting venue for a number of clubs

Club sessions

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

Some clubs have regular weekly sessions and others may choose to book themselves in for longer specialist sessions.

We offer a range of special one off bookings and we'll be able to provide a number of our friendly world class coaches to enhance your experience of the venue. These can be booked as part of your session cost.

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

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FAQs

How do I get on track?

If you've never ridden a track bike before it doesn't matter! As long as you can ride a bike to a reasonable standard you can experience cycling on the track at the Olympic velodrome.

Taster sessions are available for those that just want to experience cycling in this iconic venue and to those that want to develop their track cycling. This introduces riders to the whole track cycling experience as well as developing the key skills needed to be confident and safe.

Accreditation for regular track cyclists

For those that have cycled in a velodrome before there will be sessions available to use the track once you have passed our four stage accreditation process. Many clubs use the track regularly and these club sessions can be one of the best ways to develop your skills.

I'm already accredited at another 250m velodrome, do I have to complete the Lee Valley VeloPark accreditation?

In order to validate accredited riders from other UK indoor velodromes, riders must have proof of their accreditation (e.g BC UKIVA endorsement), and sign up as a Lee Valley member for free. They will bypass the first 3 stages and only need to take the stage 4 assessment as an ‘probationary’ rider. On successful completion, riders can then access the complete Lee Valley programme, including  SQT’s, specific accredited training sessions and track leagues.

  • If you are a current Professional International track rider (with an elite UCI License) with approval from the venue manager or an assistant manager you will not have to pass the accreditation process.
  • If you are a former pro/national track level or a first and elite category road cyclist you will need to start the track accreditation process from stage 1.

What should I wear?

It is mandatory to wear a cycling helmet and track mitts. Riders are required to provide track mitts. Bike and helmet hire is included in taster sessions. Helmets and track mitts are available to hire for sessions or you may bring your own but they must meet the safety regulations stated in our essential information.

We recommend the following:

  • Legs: Cycling or sports shorts are best but track suits/jogging bottoms would be fine, they must be close fitting so they do not catch the wheels or chain.
  • Upper Body: A lightweight long-sleeved top with a t-shirt underneath is suitable. Shoulders must be covered.
  • Shoes: You can wear normal trainers for track sessions or if you wish to bring your own cleats we use Look Keo pedals so Look Keo cleats can be worn.  Please note that other makes are not necessarily compatible – even if they say that they are. You may not bring your own pedals for use on our hire bikes.

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 sessions you must arrive at least 45 minutes before your session is due to start and be present in the track centre ready to start 15 minutes before the session begins.
  • Riders must be capable of riding without stabilisers to use the circuits
  • Children under 12 cannot currently ride the track in public sessions.
  • Children aged 12 - 15 must participate within a specific  supervised/course/club session
  • Children under 16 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.
  • Riders participating in a track taster session are required to provide track mitts. Bike and helmet hire is included in taster sessions.
  • 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/mitts/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.
  • The weight limit for our hire bikes is 109kg (17st 2lbs) and the minimum height is 1.3 metres (4ft 5in).
  • Before you attend your session, please read our Bike, helmet and clothing specifications.
  • Please take the time to read Lee Valley VeloPark Terms and Conditions.
  • Read our online booking FAQs

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