Track accreditation - Stages 1 to 4

Price: £20 (session only)  |  Session with bike and helmet hire £32 adult / £8 junior (under 18)  |  Session with bike, helmet, shoes and gloves £40 

Age: 12+ years 

Minimum height: 145cm / 4 ft 9ins (for bike hire) 



STAGE 1 

Session length: 120 minutes 


A fun, engaging session that is open to all riders with track experience. Before booking a Stage 1 session, you must have experience of riding a velodrome on a fixed-gear track bike within the last three months. 


Our Velodrome Experience sessions are an ideal first step if you haven't ridden before or if you're feeling a bit rusty! Stage 1 will equip you with the necessary skills and physical ability to ride safely and competently in co-operation with other riders. 


Riders are not assessed against any criteria in Stage 1, and may attend as often as they wish regardless of their level of accreditation. 


Stage 1 focuses on riding for fitness and basic technical development in single file and pairs. 


To book sign in using your membership number. 


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STAGE 2 - Initial Accreditation 

Session length: 90 minutes 


The Stage 2 assessment covers a range of group riding skills within the basic training exercises learned in Stage 1. 


You'll be assessed against the specific criteria below: 

  • Independently clip in to pedals and start 

  • Stop safely and effectively on the fence 

  • Ride within 1m of the wheel in front 

  • Effectively control speed to manage space between each other without 'kicking back' or overlapping wheels 

  • Display consistent and effective observation and communication at all times 

  • Hold a line confidently whilst riding at the top of the track less than 1m from the track fence 

  • Change effectively from the front to the back of a line of riders in a paceline, completing the change within half a lap 

  • Ride confidently and safely in pairs above the blue line 


Once you have passed this stage, you can access Drop in - Unaccredited, Track Gates and Stage 3 sessions to continue building your strength and skills. 


Essential information 

  • You must attend Stage 1 before you move up to Stage 2 


To book, sign in using your membership number. 


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STAGE 3 - Advanced Track Skills

Session length: 120 minutes 


Stage 3 is a more advanced skill session than Stage 1 and 2, both in the technical aspect of the activities and the physical fitness required. 


In order to access Stage 3 sessions, riders must have passed their Stage 2 accreditation at Lee Valley VeloPark or be fully accredited at Derby, Glasgow, Manchester or Newport. 


Stage 3 isn't assessed against any criteria and the session largely focuses on group (bunch) activities and coach-led racing exercises. Its ideal for riders looking to continue to develop their skills and physical ability in a structured and supportive environment. 


Essential information 

  • You must pass Stage 2 before you move up to Stage 3 


To book, sign in using your membership number. 


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STAGE 4 - Accreditation 

Session length: 90 minutes 


The Stage 4 assessment criteria will cover a varied selection of skills and activities, from simple to advanced. 


You'll be expected to: 

  • Complete assessment tasks safely and effectively, often under race specific conditions 

  • Show good ability to follow instruction in a timely manner 

  • Change in pairs effectively from the front of a group of riders above the blue line, completing the entire change within one lap 

  • Display confident, effective manoeuvring and safe decision making at all times 


Essential information 

  • You must attend Stage 3 before you move up to Stage 4 To book, sign in using your membership number. 


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