Lee Valley VeloPark

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.

Pedal Up

The Pedal Up school sessions consists of a full range of fun games and activities to master the FUNdamentals of cycling. Riders will learn to master basic skills such as cornering, braking, generic bike handling, but ultimately having fun and coming away wanting to do more! Pedal Up sessions will include mini versions of the main disciplines we have to offer in the venue.


It’s strongly recommended that schools book Pedal Up sessions prior to booking one of the main disciplines. In the event that the school books a main discipline and the coach deems certain pupils do not meet the required level of skill to take part in the session, those pupils will be required to sit out of the activities and must be supervised by a member of school staff. If all, or the majority of pupils do not meet required standards for the main discipline, the coach will stop the discipline specific session and deliver Pedal Up Schools activities on a flat area.


Students in year 5 or below will have their session in our Track Centre. Students in year 6 or above will have their sessions outside on our Road Circuit to allow for extra space.


Age: 5 - 11 years

Price: £120 per session for a maximum of 16 students



Velodrome Track

Aimed at introducing track cycling to students in year 7 or above. Students will be taught skills on both the Track Centre as well as the Olympic Track. All students need basic experience of riding a bike. The coach will be responsible for students on the track, with the school teacher responsible for students on the Track Centre.


Age: 11 – 18 years old (minimum rider height 145cm / 4ft 9in)
Price: £135 per session for a maximum of 16 students



BMX

Aimed at introducing BMX cycling to students in year 3 or above. As well as riding on the remodelled BMX track, the secondary practice track can be utilised by students under teacher supervision. All students need basic experience of riding a bike. Students will be supervised by the coach on the track, whilst the rest of the class are supervised by a school teacher.


Age: 7 – 18 years old (minimum rider height 127cm / 4ft 2in)
Price: £120 per session for a maximum of 16 students



Road

Aimed at introducing road cycling to students in year 6 or above. Depending on ability, students can ride in groups or as a single pack. All students need basic experience of riding a bike. Students will ride the circuit with either a coach, and/or cycling competent school teacher on a road or MTB bike.


Age: 10 – 18 years old (minimum rider height 135cm / 4ft 5in)
Price: £120 per session for a maximum of 16 students



Mountain Bike

The venue will devise a series of trail sessions for students in year 6 or above, which will help students to become safe, competent riders. All students need basic experience of riding a bike. Students will ride with both a coach and cycling competent school teacher. One cycling competent teacher must ride (mandatory).


Age: 10 – 18 years old (minimum rider height 135cm / 4ft 5in)
Price:
£120 per session for a maximum of 16 students



Tour of the venue

We also offer a tour and talk on Lee Valley VeloPark which will last one hour. It’s a great way to understand the venue and its impact following the London 2012 Games. 


Price:
£50 per tour for a maximum of 20 students



To discuss  any of the cycling opportunities detailed please contact us and we can go through your requirements and check availability.


If you'd like to know more please email our school enquiries team. 



General notes

  • All students MUST be competent bike riders to participate

  • The cost of school sessions are standard rates and are non-negotiable. It is based per session, not per rider

  • School sessions are only available Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00. School sessions will not be run on evenings, weekends or school holidays. If you are not able to attend during these specified times, you will need to book onto our public sessions via our website or by email

  • Duration – one hour (Must arrive 30 minutes prior to session time for a prompt start & dressed in riding clothes if possible)

  • Maximum of 16 students per session with the exception of our venue tour which is 20

  • Teachers are not permitted to ride in the session and must act as supervision with the exception of MTB (one teacher must ride) & Road (up to two teachers may ride)

  • Equipment: Mandatory equipment inclusive of price (Bikes/helmets/gloves where required)

  • Coaches: 1 x British Cycling qualified coach will lead the session

  • Confirmation emails (including risk assessments) will be sent upon the completion and return of the hire agreement

  • Invoices will be raised shortly after the return of the hire agreement, please note purchase order numbers must be stated in the notes section of the form where applicable

  • Payment will need to be made a minimum of 30 days prior to the booking, as sessions will not be able to take place without payment made prior to the session date

Educational opportunity!

Use your cycling experience to bring geography or design and technology to life, combine your secondary school visit with one of our other educational programmes: