Track accreditation

Track accreditation

To ride the velodrome track at Lee Valley VeloPark during track leagues and structured quality training (SQT) 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.

Track accreditation
Get accredited at Lee Valley VeloPark

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
  • Glasgow

UK Velodromes 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.

Taster sessions no longer count towards accreditation and are a track experience session aimed at riders that haven’t ridden a velodrome before.

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

On successful completion of the accreditation process, riders can then access the complete Lee Valley programme, including SQT’s, specific accredited training sessions and track leagues.

Each stage is designed to help you perfect your technique and is treated as a skills session. Each stage can be attended more than once until you and our coaches are happy you have the confidence and technique to progress to the next stage.

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

Stage 1 skills (Introduction)

Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in

In this session you'll learn the basics of riding a track bike and indoor velodrome. You'll learn a range of new skills and techniques including:

  • group riding
  • track gradients
  • hand positions
  • basic introduction to riding in a line

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

Stage 1 - includes 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

 

Stage 2 skills (Improver)


This two hour session progresses riders from the basics and covers a range of techniques, these include:

  • group riding
  • using the track gradients efficiently
  • handling a track bike effectively,especially when riding close together

This session is designed to allow you to practice and develop your skills and confidence - whether that's from one session or several. When yourself and the coach feel you are ready you can then progress to the next stage. 

Book now

  • Sign in using your membership number.
  • You must attend Stage 1 until the coach recommends you move up to Stage 2.
Stage 2 - includes 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

 

Stage 3 skills (Advanced)

These two hour advanced sessions will follow a similar format to Stage 2 but focus on improving skills at higher speeds. You'll practice advanced techniques in situations where you are under pressure at speed, giving you the correct skills to safely ride SQT sessions. 

Book now

  • Sign in using your membership number.
  • You must have attended Stage 2 until the coach recommends you move up Stage 3.
Stage 3 - includes 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

 

Stage 4 - Accreditation

With knowledge and skills learned 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 Quality Training sessions.

Book now

  • Sign in using your membership number
  • You must have attended Stage 3 until the coach recommends you move up to Stage 4 - Accreditation.
Stage 4 - includes 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 cycle in our Track SQT and Velodrome Open Riding Sessions! Push your pedals round the velodrome track and train with your peers in these fantastic sessions.

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