Youth activities

School holiday sessions and after school clubs at Lee Valley VeloPark

Our kids' sessions range from activities for children as young as two up to 16 years. They're perfect for those learning to ride a bike, beginners, through to more experienced riders who want to develop their skills with our experienced coaches.

We offer a number of other skills sessions where adult and youth riders train together. For more information on these sessions please see the discipline specific pages.

Please note the following for our sessions:

  • Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent/guardian
  • Children aged 12 and over don't require parent/guardian supervision however it's strongly recommended
  • All riders aged 17 and under attending any session will require a parental consent form to be completed for each occasion. 
 

Introductory sessions

learn to cycle kids

Learn to Cycle

Besides group development sessions for children, we also offer bespoke 1:1 lessons which are tailored to individual needs. From the basics of learning to ride a bike all the way through to discipline specific skills sessions on our road circuit or mountain bike trails. 

VeloBalance

VeloBalance

60 minutes
£6
Age 2+ years

These sessions help parents to aid their child’s cycling development, building confidence in scooting on a balance bike and progressing to riding without stabilisers. An instructor will be on hand to assist with fun games and activities designed to break up learning to ride into easy to follow steps.

Essential information

 

  • This session is for children that are unable to ride a pedal bike.
  • They’ll use balance bikes which are designed for them to sit comfortably whilst their feet stay in contact with the ground
  • Bikes and helmet hire included
  • A parent/guardian must remain with their child and be involved throughout the session
  • Must become a member

 

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Pedal Up!

Pedal Up!

60 minutes
£6.50
Ages Under 7 years

If your child has mastered the art of the balance bike through VeloBalance, they can Pedal Up and progress on to pedal bikes.

Using fun games and activities, this session teaches them basic skills for all four of our cycling disciplines for when they’re old enough and tall enough to try them for real.

Book today and watch your kids learn the FUNdamentals of cycling!

Essential information

  • This session is for children who're able to ride a pedal bike unaided
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Must become a member. Once completed, please contact venue to update membership to be able to book your session.

 

Indoor pump track

Pedal Up Pump!

60 minutes
£7.50
Recommended age 7 - 12 years

Get the kids tackling our indoor pump track before they try BMX or mountain biking!

These sessions will help young riders stand confidently on the pedals and learn how to negotiate the pump track safely, along with key bike handling techniques.

Essential information

  • This session is only for children who are able to ride a pedal bike and can display the following basic cycling skills:

    • Starting off by pedaling unaided (not scooting)
    • Stopping safely using brakes not feet
    • Riding in a straight line without wobbling
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Must become a member. Once completed, please contact the venue to update membership to be able to book your session.


After school sessions

Let the kids loose and get rid of any excess energy in our after school sessions!

Road rider at Lee Valley VeloPark

Road After School Club

90 minutes
£6
Age 7 - 16 years
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2 (for bike hire) 

Get the kids riding bikes regularly with our Cycling After School Club. These weekly sessions are fun, coach led sessions on mountain bikes on either our road circuit or BMX track. They’ll progress their skills as they practice weekly and have fun cycling with friends.

Whether they want to enjoy cycling with friends, make new ones or get into some serious riding, watch them pedal their way to becoming the next Sir Bradley Wiggins or Caroline Buchanan!

Essential Information

  • Bike and helmet hire is available I £1 per item
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

BMX rider at Lee Valley VeloPark

BMX After School Club

90 minutes
£6
Age 7 - 16 years
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2 in (for bike hire)

Come and ride the BMX track after school! Our coaches will help riders with key skills from the basics, right up to racing skills each week. Come and learn the fundamentals of BMX, right up to jumping, manuals, pumping and key berm skills.

Essential information

  • Arms and legs must be covered (with no skin showing)
  • Bike and helmet hire is available I £1 per item
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

track cyclist

Track After School Club

60 minutes
£10
Age 10 - 16 years
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9ins (for bike hire)

Get the kids active in our boredom busting Track After School Club. Our fully qualified coaches will have them riding fixed wheel bikes confidently as they gain new skills, learn new techniques and make new friends. Groups will be available for complete beginners and more advanced riders.

Essential information

 

  • Sessions run Mondays 17:00 - 18:00 
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

School holiday sessions

BMX rider

BMX Thrills and MTB Skills

£28
Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5ins
Age 7 - 11 years

Beat the boredom of the school holidays as your kids grab their handlebars, burn rubber and experience cycling like never before!

Riders will improve their skills, learn new techniques and gain confidence on the BMX track and MTB trails.

Essential information

  • Riders must be able to ride a two wheeled bike
  • Sessions run 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves, or hire from us for £3
  • Children should bring a packed lunch with plenty to drink
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate


MTB rider

#ClubVPK MTB and BMX

£28
Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5ins
Age 11 - 16 years

This school holiday session will have your kids tackling trails and bumping berms!

Your child will learn basic skills, gain confidence in two exciting cycling disciplines and improve their techniques on our mountain bike trails and BMX track.

Essential information

  • Riders must be able to ride a two wheeled bike
  • Sessions run 10:00 - 14:00
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves, or hire from us for £3
  • Children should bring a packed lunch with plenty to drink
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

MTB follow up

MTB Follow Up

£28
Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5ins
Age 7 - 16 years old

This session is a follow on from our BMX Thrills and MTB skills or #Club VPK MTB and BMX sessions, tackling the thrill of the mountain bike trails.

This session builds upon previous experience and develop new, exciting skills and techniques.

Essential information

  • Sessions run 10:00 - 14:00
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Children should bring a packed lunch with plenty to drink
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

BMX follow up

BMX Follow Up

£28
Minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5ins
Age 7 - 16 years old.

This session is a follow on from our BMX Thrills and MTB skills or #Club VPK MTB and BMX sessions, tackling the skills required for the BMX track.

This session will push skills and confidence on the circuit to a new level as previous experience is used to develop new, more advanced techniques.

Essential information

  • Sessions run 10:00 - 14:00
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves, or hire from us for £3
  • Children should bring a packed lunch with plenty to drink
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

Track cyclist

#ClubVPK Road and Track Attack

£30
Minimum height: 145 cm / 4ft 9in
Age 12 - 16 years

Teenagers can take to the track and master our one mile road circuit in this all day session.

Get them active during the school holidays and inspire them with cycling at this London 2012 venue. What better place to get to grips with a new sport and try something new!

Essential information

  • Riders must be able to ride a two wheeled bike
  • Sessions run 10:00 - 14:00
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves, or hire from us for £3
  • Children should bring a packed lunch with plenty to drink 
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate


Track cycling

Track Attack!

120 minutes
£20
Minimum height 145cm / 4ft9ins
Age 12 - 16 years

Whether a complete track cycling newbie or a master of the banking, learn new skills and follow in the footsteps of Olympic heroes.

Essential information

  • Riders must be able to ride a two wheeled bike
  • Bike and helmet hire included
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves, or hire from us for £3
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they'll not be allowed to participate

youth track racer

British Cycling Development Centre

120 minutes
£10
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 12 - 18 years

For Youth B, A and (space permitting) Juniors. Riders require track racing experience or accredited to Stage 2 or above. These are development sessions run as part of the British Cycling Talent Development pathway for riders aspiring to, or already attending RSR sessions. These run on alternate Thursdays until Track League restarts in October in the same Thursday evening slot.

New riders should find their feet at the Monday night After School club, or the Sunday morning Go-Ride clusters when they restart in September.
 

Book via the British Cycling website.

Leagues

Youth Track League

Organised by The London Youth Track League

They provide a high quality race environment that challenges young athletes where they can test their performance, regardless of ability level.

For more information about track leagues

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