Mountain biking

Tackle Mountain Bike Trails in London

Our mountain bike trails are great for riders of a range of ages and abilities, so get your friends and family together to tackle the terrain!

Experience sessions

  •  Please check Pay and Ride times before visiting and bring your voucher with you.

A Taste of Mountain Biking

£15 Mountain Biking, Road or BMX gift vouchers are redeemable against this session

Standard £5

Bike hire
Adult £12 | Junior £8

Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

If you've never ridden a mountain bike or yours has spent some time in the garage, go back to basics and build your confidence with our new mountain biking Pay and Ride package!

There's no need to book, simply check our Pay and Ride calendar before visiting.

Mountain bikers

CoreStart sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire are included
  • Wearing cycling gloves is strongly recommended | £3 to hire
  • Gift vouchers can be redeemed

MTB CoreStart

One hour
Standard £15
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

This session explores the basics of mountain biking from the ready position, gearing and braking.

Our fully qualified coaches will have you sitting and standing on your bike correctly in no time before taking you through how to use your gears and brakes around the trails.

SkillSeries sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Wearing cycling gloves is strongly recommended | £3 to hire

MTB Skills

90 minutes
Standard £10
Minimum height 4ft 5ins / 135cm
Minimum age 10

This session teaches intermediate mountain biking techniques required for safe, smooth and enjoyable trail riding, including:

  • Effective cornering on both berms and flat corners
  • Pumping over rollers
  • Safely negotiating step-ups and drop-offs
  • Utilising bunny hops or front and rear wheel lifts in order to clear obstacles


Pay and ride sessions

Standard £5

These mountain biking sessions are great if you want to experience the freedom of our mountain bike trails. The trails can be used with either your own bike or one of our hire bikes.

There's no need to book for these scheduled sessions you just pay at reception and collect your wristband, if you want to save time and plan on riding regularly we recommend signing up to our free online membership before arrival - this will save you time on the day and when booking future sessions.

  • Bike hire is £12 per adult and £8 per junior.

Family Pay and Ride

Weekday and Weekends £16 (4 people - maximum 2 adults)
Family bike hire £29 (4 people - maximum 2 adults)

Family session with bike hire £45 (4 people - maximum 2 adults)

Plan the ultimate family trip and save up to £15 when you buy a Family Pay and Ride session with bike and helmet hire!

(Saving based on 2 adults, 2 juniors aged 18 and under)

Session times
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

Please note during sessions the whole circuit may not be open due to private hire, grounds maintenance or when the venue is closed. During the winter months the trails may open slightly later to allow any frost or ice to melt. On occasions, the hiring of equipment may be restricted and may have to be returned before sunset. Please contact the venue before your visit.

Our trails are graded like ski runs into blue, red and black - these are highlighted on our interactive map.

  • Bike hire and safety equipment is included
  • Up to 15 students can take part in a session with one coach

School groups

Sessions are one hour
£110 per hour | £114 per hour from 1 April 2020
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2 ins

We run specially priced one hour sessions for schools to give young people their first taste of mountain biking.

Schools can book on to a series of one hour, fully coached sessions to progress their skills, ending with structured races.

To enquire please complete this form.

  • We strongly recommend schools book a Pedal Up session before a discipline specific session for KS1 - KS2 pupils
  • These sessions are suitable for ages 5 - 11
  • All equipment is included
  • Maximum of 15 children per session
  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the session time
  • Teachers are not permitted to ride in the session and must act as supervision
  • For the whole group to progress within the session the coach will ensure all children are at a similar basic level. Those who are not may be asked to sit out some sections of the session (and will need to be supervised by a teacher)

Pedal Up school sessions

Sessions are one hour
£110 per hour | £114 per hour from 1 April 2020
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2 ins

Pedal Up sessions are the ideal first pedal towards young people riding a bike. Whether they've only recently learnt to ride a bike or want to build confidence - these sessions are a great introduction before going on to develop specific skills for each discipline.

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.

Schools can also bring Geography and Design and Technology to life at Lee Valley VeloPark! Find out about our education programmes.


Club sessions

Lee Valley VeloPark is 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 can I experience the mountain bike trails?

Skills sessions and pay and ride sessions will allow you to tackle these mountain bike trails which stretch around Lee Valley VeloPark.

What should I wear?

For mountain bike riding it is mandatory to wear a cycling helmet. This is included in the cost of a taster session or they are available to hire from the venue for other sessions.

We recommend the following:

  • Pads, gloves, cycling glasses. Legs, upper body and arms should be fully covered at all times.
  • Two layers of clothing (preferably close fitting) on your upper body.

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 45 minutes before your session is due to start.
  • Riders must be capable of riding without stabilisers to use the mountain bike trails.
  • Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by one parent / guardian to two children.
  • Children aged 12 and over do not require parent/ guardian supervision but this is recommended.
  • Children under 18 participating in any sessions e.g. General Taster Sessions, Youth Taster Sessions, skills sessions, pay and ride (if not under parental/guardian supervision) 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.
  • Junior prices apply to riders under 18.
  • Equipment hire: Taster sessions include bike and helmet hire, 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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