BMX

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.

Current BMX sessions available to book now:

Sessions to follow:

  • BMX CoreStart - Learn to Ride
  • Schools Groups
  • Pedal Up school sessions

We hope to reopen these session soon

Experience sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire is included
  • Bring your own gloves I £3 to hire
  • Arms and legs must be fully covered
  • BMX Taster session must be passed before riders can attend SkillSeries, RaceReady and Pay and Ride sessions

BMX Taster sessions

One hour
Standard £15
Gift voucher £15
Minimum height 4ft 2in / 127cm
Minimum age 7

Hit the berms in this experience session on the BMX track. Put your skills to the test as you get to grips with this fun sport.

If you're a competent rider who's comfortable on a BMX bike, this session is for you.

  • To get the most out of your BMX Taster session we recommend attending a  CoreStart - Learn to Ride BMX session first to help develop your skills. 

BMX Taster
7 - 12 years

BMX Taster
Adults and children aged 12+

Gift vouchers for BMX Taster or Learn to Ride BMX

 

Buy a BMX gift voucher now

 

  • You must be able to confidently ride a bike.
  • Arms and legs must be fully covered.
  • You need to be in the equipment room dressed to ride 15 minutes before start time.
     

BMXercise (women only)

90 minutes
Standard £10 (bike, helmet and gloves included)
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in
Minimum age 16

Fancy trying something you never thought you would? Or, are you a BMX rider and want to progress your ability?

Join our fun, friendly and fitness based women’s only BMXercise session that are aimed at those who want an enjoyable experience while improving their confidence, strength and fitness. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can progress.

Get ready to fall in love with BMXing!

   

BMX riders

SkillSeries sessions

  • Equipment is not included in the session
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Arms and legs must be fully covered
  • Gloves must be worn | £3 to hire
  • You must have passed a BMX Taster session before attending this session

BMX Skills

90 minutes
Standard £10
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in
Minimum age 7

In this session riders will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Cornering and different race lines in the berms
  • Pumping to build speed over rollers and jumps
  • Manualing and front wheel lift
  • Basic jumping
  • Gate starts
  • Racing and riding close to other riders

BMX riders

Pay and Ride

Standard £5

These open sessions are ideal for BMX riders who want to use the track and its features for fun or to practise your skills.

Please note, you must have passed a BMX Taster before you can attend a Pay and Ride session. If you are a member of a British Cycling BMX club you do not need to attend a Taster, however you'll need to bring your race license or BC membership as proof of competency.

Friday Saturday Sunday
17:15 - 18:45 16:30 - 18:00 16:30 - 18:00
Pay and Ride sessions can only be booked on the day of riding or the day before.
Pre-booked sessions only. Please use the link below to book your session 

Book your BMX pay and ride session

Family Pay and Ride

Weekday and Weekends £16 (4 people - maximum 2 adults)
Family bike hire £29 (4 people - maximum 2 adults) - NOT AVAILABLE
Family session with bike hire £45 (4 people - maximum 2 adults) - NOT AVAILABLE

Only available to book at reception.

 

Club sessions

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.

Standard FAQs

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.
  • Full Finger Gloves
  • 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 whilst pregnant.

Essential information

  • 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.
  • Read our online booking FAQs

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