BMX at Lee Valley VeloPark
Beginners and club riders can both enjoy the thrill of the BMX track at Lee Valley VeloPark. Sessions range from riding the berms, learning the basics in our experience sessions, to getting race ready.
Weekly Pay and Ride calendar
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.
Last entry to the road circuit is one hour before close.
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.
How do I get to ride the BMX track?
BMX is a fun and exhilarating sport enjoyed by millions across the globe and if you've not tried it before, now's your chance! You don't need to have ridden a BMX before but as long as you can ride a bike without stabilisers, are aged 7 or over and a minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in you can join one of our taster sessions.
Skills sessions are also available to help you develop your skills in various areas.
What should I wear?
For BMX you must wear a full face cycling helmet and full finger gloves. Legs, upper body and arms must be covered at all times. Flat soled trainers must be worn.
We recommend the following:
Body armour, knee and elbow pads, cycling glasses.
Two layers of clothing on your upper body (preferably fairly close fitting)
Can I cycle when pregnant?
Unfortunately we do not allow women who are pregnant to cycle any of our tracks or circuits, apart from the outside road circuit, whilst pregnant. Cycling carry’s inherent risks. You should be aware of and accept these risks and are fully responsible for your involvement in this cycling discipline. You must always ride within your own limits and after consultation with your health care professional.
For coached sessions you must arrive at least 30 minutes before your session is due to start.
Riders must be capable of riding without stabilisers to use the BMX track.
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in.
Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent / guardian.
Children aged 12 and over do not require parent / guardian supervision however it is strongly recommended.
Children under 18 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.
Should the child be participating in a ‘coached’ session the parent/guardian should remain in the area indicated by the coach during the safety briefing and/or follow meeting instructions given.
Riders participating in a BMX taster session are required to provide full finger BMX gloves. Bike and helmet hire is included in taster sessions.
Equipment hire: Taster sessions include bike and helmet hire but not gloves, 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