Youth activities

Improve your child's cycling skills with youth and school holiday sessions at Lee Valley VeloPark

Where better to get an introduction to cycling than Lee Valley VeloPark? If you're aged 18 and under our youth sessions are perfect for 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.

  • 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

School holiday sessions

Road Cluster

British Cycling Road Cluster

£10pp
Minimum Height 145cm / 4ft 9ins
Age 10+

Next session 31 May 09:00 - 12:00

Road cluster session aimed at Go-Ride club riders of a racing level. A British Cycling Go-Ride coach will be leading the session working on skills and race drills, perfect preparation for the upcoming national circuit series, local circuit racing and RSRs.

BMX rider

BMX Thrills and MTB Skills

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

Beat the boredom this half term 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 - 15:00
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they will not be allowed to participate


MTB rider

#ClubVPK MTB and BMX

£28pp
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 - 15:00
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they will not be allowed to participate

Track cyclist

#ClubVPK Road and Track Attack

£30pp
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 - 15:00
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they will not be allowed to participate


Introductory sessions

VeloBalance

VeloBalance

£5pp
Age 2+ years

This session helps kids build confidence on a bike and gets them riding without stabilisers.

Essential information

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  • This session is for children that are unable to ride a bike.

  • They’ll use balance bikes during the session which are designed for them to sit comfortably whilst their feet stay in contact with the ground

  • Fun games and activities help kids to learn key co-ordination and both off and on-bike techniques which will take them closer to riding a bike with two wheels for the first time!

Pedal Up!

Pedal Up!

£6
Maximum height 127cm / 4ft 2in
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 are able to ride a pedal bike
     

Indoor pump track

Pedal Up Pump!

£7
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

  • Riders must be able to ride a two wheeled bike
  • Arms and legs must be covered. Please bring your own gloves
  • All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they will not be allowed to participate


British Cycling

 

After school sessions

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

BMX rider at Lee Valley VeloPark

BMX After School Club
£5

Minimum age 7 years
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in to ride our bikes
Bike and helmet hire £1

Come and ride on the Lee Valley VeloPark 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)
  • Session available to ages 7 - 16.

BMX Cluster

British Cycling BMX Club Cluster
£5

Minimum age 10 years
Minimum height 127cm/4ft 2 in to ride our bikes
Bike and helmet hire £1

The East London BMX Club Clusters are sessions geared to developing expert BMX racers in the region. These race-focused sessions will test riders and push their limits whilst still enjoying the sport of BMX racing. Foundational BMX skills are very much included as well as tactical race training. Run by London Go-Ride Coach Nathaniel Martin. Expert over 10s from any club welcome. Club Cluster Training Sessions are the first steps on the GB Cycling Team Performance Pathway.

Essential information

  • Pay on arrival
  • 19:30 - 21:00 every Tuesday
  • 09:30 - 11:00 every other Saturday


 

Road rider at Lee Valley VeloPark

Road After School Club
£5

Minimum age 7 years  
Minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in to ride our bikes

Price includes bike and helmet hire

Get your 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 your child wants 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!

track cyclist

Track After School Club
£10

Minimum age 10 years
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm

Price includes bike and helmet 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.

youth track racer

RaceReady Youth Track

Two hours
£10
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Age 12 - 18 years

These fortnightly sessions will help your child improve their racing tactics, work on key racing techniques and provides them with a day of race training to help them be their best!

Aimed at experienced accredited youth and junior riders, these sessions focus on all track disciplines and training for competition. The structure of these sessions is recognised nationally by the Great British Cycling team performance pathway foundation coaches.

 

Leagues

Youth Track League

The youth track league is 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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