Track accreditation

CoreStart sessions

Track accreditation

To ride the velodrome track at Lee Valley VeloPark during track leagues and structured training sessions riders must have completed our four stage accreditation process.

Once accredited, if you're a British Cycling member, you'll receive the endorsement 'UK track accredited' on your membership.

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Shared accreditation partnership

 

We have standardised our accreditation programme to ensure our sessions are consistent with the other four UK indoor velodromes:

  • Cycle Derby Velodrome
  • National Cycling Centre Velodrome, Manchester
  • Wales National Velodrome, Newport
  • Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow

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'll bypass the first three stages and only need to take the Stage 4 - Accreditation assessment as an ‘probationary’ rider.

If you feel you are a competent road or outdoor track cyclist you can begin the accreditation process on Stage 1 - Basic Introduction and progress through each level to Stage 4 - Accreditation.

As you progress through the CoreStart Accreditation process each stage unlocks levels of the SkillsSeries sessions. Attend these to develop your track skills before progressing to the next stage of accreditation.

On successful completion of the accreditation process, riders can access the complete Lee Valley programme; including SkillSeries, PowerFitness and RaceReady sessions.

Please note you will not be progressed if our coaches do not feel you are ready.

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Sign up to our free membership and book your session online

We've made it simple. Just follow our step by step instructions on how to sign up for a free membership and book your session today.

Stage 1 - Basic Induction

One hour
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in
Minimum age 12

In this session you'll learn the basics of riding the velodrome track and a fixed wheel bike.

You'll also learn a range of new skills and techniques including group riding, track gradients, hand positions and a basic introduction to riding in a line

If you would prefer to just have a go and experience cycling on the iconic track, we recommend our Track Taster session.

Stage 1 + bike hire


Adult £37 Junior £27

Stage 1  - session only


Adult £25 Junior £19

Book Improver Stage 2 session only Book Improver Stage 2 includes bike hire

 

  • You must pass Stage 1 before you move up to Stage 2
  • To book, sign in using your membership number

Stage 2 - Group Riding Assessment

Two hours
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in
Minimum age 12


This two hour session progresses riders from the basics and covers a range of techniques including group riding, using the track gradients efficiently and handling a track bike effectively.

This session is also designed to allow you to practice and develop your skills and confidence. When you and the coach feel you' re ready you can then progress to the next stage.

Stage 2 + bike hire

 

Adult £34 Junior £24

Stage 2 - session only

 

Adult £22 Junior £16

Book Improver Stage 2 session only Book Improver Stage 2 includes bike hire

 

  • You must pass Stage 2 before you move up to Stage 3
  • To book, sign in using your membership number

Stage 3 - Skills with Speed and Bunch Riding Assessment

Two hours
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in
Minimum age 12

These sessions will follow a similar format to Stage 2 - Group Riding Assessment but focus on improving skills at higher speeds.

You'll also practice advanced techniques in situations where you are under pressure at speed, giving you the correct skills to safely ride structured training sessions. 

Stage 3 + bike hire

 

Adult £34 Junior £24

Stage 3 - session only

 

Adult £22 Junior £16

Book Improver Stage 2 session only Book Improver Stage 2 includes bike hire

 

  • You must pass Stage 3 before you move up to Stage 4
  • To book, sign in using your membership number

Stage 4 - Accreditation

Two hours
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in
Minimum age 12

With the knowledge and skills learnt in stages 1 - 3, riders that complete all of the assessment tasks successfully in this two hour session will be able to access track leagues and structured training sessions.

Stage 4 + bike hire


Adult £34 Junior £24

Stage 4 - session only


Adult £22 Junior £16

Book Improver Stage 2 session only Book Improver Stage 2 includes bike hire

 

Once you're accredited you can take part in our PowerFitness and RaceReady sessions, plus compete in track leagues! Or if you'd rather hone your skills, you can return to our SkillsSeries sessions.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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E20 3AB

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