Cycle the Olympic velodrome track

Lee Valley VeloPark’s indoor velodrome is the fastest track in the world. Everyone from beginners to elite riders are able to ride the track at this iconic venue on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Club sessions

Lee Valley VeloPark is the training and meeting venue of choice for a large number of clubs. We offer a range of special one off bookings and will be able to provide a number of our friendly world class coaches to enhance your experience of the venue.

 

If you would like to register your club's interest please complete the Group Enquiry Form.

 
Standard FAQs

 

How do I get on track?

If you've never ridden a track bike before it doesn't matter! As long as you can ride a bike to a reasonable standard you can experience cycling on the track at the Olympic velodrome.

 

Taster sessions are available for those that just want to experience cycling in this iconic venue and to those that want to develop their track cycling. This introduces riders to the whole track cycling experience as well as developing the key skills needed to be confident and safe.

 

Accreditation for regular track cyclists

For those that have cycled in a velodrome before there will be sessions available to use the track once you have passed our four stage accreditation process. Many clubs use the track regularly and these club sessions combined with our SkillSeries sessions can be one of the best ways to develop your skills.

 

For those riders accredited at other velodrome please see the shared accreditation partnership information below.

 

I'm already accredited at another 250m velodrome, do I have to complete the Lee Valley VeloPark accreditation?

In order to validate accredited riders from other UK indoor velodromes, riders must have proof of their accreditation (e.g BC UKIVA endorsement), and sign up as a Lee Valley member for free. They'll have to pass the VeloPark’s two assessed stages (Stage 2 and Stage 4) before becoming a Lee Valley VeloPark accredited rider. On passing each of these stages riders can access the relevant Lee Valley VeloPark programmed sessions linked to those stages. On passing stage 4 all programmed sessions become accessible to accredited riders, including SQTs, specific accredited training sessions and track leagues.

 

  • If you're a current Professional International track rider (with an elite UCI License) with approval from the Venue Manager or an Assistant Manager you'll not have to pass the accreditation process.

  • If you're a former pro/national track level rider or a first and elite category road cyclist you'll need to start the track accreditation process from Stage 1.

 

What should I wear?

It's mandatory to wear a cycling helmet and cycling gloves. Bike and helmet hire is included in taster sessions. Helmets and gloves are available to hire for sessions or you may bring your own but they must meet the safety regulations stated in our essential information.

 

We recommend the following:

  • Legs: Cycling or sports shorts are best but track suits/jogging bottoms would be fine. They must be close fitting so they do not catch the wheels or chain.

  • Upper body: A cycling jersey or a close-fitting top. Shoulders must be covered. We recommend you wear two thin layers

  • Shoes: You can wear normal trainers for track sessions or if you wish to bring your own cleats we use Look Keo pedals so Look Keo cleats can be worn. Please note that other makes are not necessarily compatible – even if they say that they are. You may not bring your own pedals for use on our hire bikes.

 

Can I cycle when pregnant?

Cycling while pregnant is only permitted on the outside road circuit for health and safety reasons. Cycling carries inherent risks, you should be aware of and accept these risks and are fully responsible for your involvement in this cycling discipline. You must always ride within your own limits and after consultation with your health care professional.  

 

 

Essential information
  • For all sessions you must arrive at least 30 minutes before your session is due to start and be present in the track centre ready to start 15 minutes before the session begins

  • Riders must be capable of riding without stabilisers to use the circuits

  • Children under 12 cannot currently ride the track in public sessions

  • Children aged 12 - 15 must participate within a specific supervised/course/club session

  • 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 Track Taster session are required to provide track mitts. Bike and helmet hire is included in taster sessions

  • Equipment hire: Taster sessions include bike and helmet hire, all other sessions don't include any equipment (unless otherwise specified). You can hire equipment (bike/helmet/mitts/shoes) from the venue but you'll require personal identification and proof of address (utility, bank or other statements must be less than three months old). The pedals on our bikes are Look Keo and using your own pedals on hire bikes isn't permitted

  • 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

  • If you weigh more than 109kg (17st 2lb), unfortunately you wouldn't be able to hire one of our bikes, however you would be able to ride the track on your own track specific bike

  • The minimum height for our track bikes is 1.45m (4ft 9in)

  • Before you attend your session, please read our bike, helmet and clothing specifications

  • Please take the time to read Lee Valley VeloPark Terms and Conditions

 
 
How to book a session

To book an accreditation session you must have one of our free online memberships.

 

  • Log in here or follow the link in your membership confirmation email to book your slot

  • Select Lee Valley VeloPark from the drop down menu then select your activity and your preferred time slot

  • On the next page - select price level (adult, junior) and add to your basket. If you'd like to book more than one slot please click 'Add to basket' and then click 'Continue shopping' and repeat the step above

  • Continue the process of answering the relevant questions. If you're not already logged in on the basket summary page select 'Member login' and it will populate your details for you, you can then proceed to pay

  • Make sure you read Lee Valley VeloPark Terms and Conditions

  • Please note when entering your name and address details please omit any hyphens or special characters. When entering your payment details please ensure your details exactly match your banking details associated with your payment card otherwise your booking/payment will fail.