Track

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.

Coronavirus COVID 19 update

 

Our track activity programme is currently suspended. We hope to reopen these sessions soon.

Experience sessions

  • Bike and helmet hire is included
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire
  • Shoe hire  £7 (optional)
  • Taster sessions include up to 16 riders
  • Booking more than six spaces per session is not permitted
  • FAQs

Velodrome Taster

60 minutes
Standard £40
Minimum height 4ft 9in / 145cm
Age 12+ years

Velodrome Tasters are a fun, one-off experience where you can ride the Olympic velodrome track.

These one hour sessions are an exciting introduction to track cycling where you'll be coached in the use of a fixed wheel bike and the basic skills required to safely ride the banked track.

 

  • Bike and helmet hire is included
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire
  • Shoe hire  £7 (optional)
  • Taster sessions include up to 16 riders
  • Booking more than six spaces per session is not permitted
  • FAQs

Velodrome Flying Lap

80 minutes
Standard £50
Minimum height 4ft 9in / 145cm
Age 12+ years

The same introduction to track cycling as the Velodrome Taster where you'll learn basic track skills but with the addition of a flying lap. Compare yourself to the professionals with this timed flying lap to end the session.

 

  • Bike and helmet are included
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire
  • For the BMX part of this session, arms and legs must be fully covered
  • Dependent on weather conditions BMX sessions may be changed to a road or mountain bike session
  • Booking more than six spaces per session is not permitted

Velodrome and BMX Taster

60 minutes Track
60 minutes BMX
Standard £50
Minimum height 4ft 9in / 145cm
Age 12+ years

One action packed day experiencing the two London 2012 tracks at Lee Valley VeloPark.

You'll get the chance to take part in a Track Taster session to learn the key techniques of riding our 250m velodrome track before taking on the BMX track and all its different features.

At the end of the session you can relax in our café and take home a memento of the day.

 

  • Bike, helmet, shoe and glove hire included
  • Track Group Taster sessions are for up to 16 riders
  • Price is per session, not per rider
  • FAQs

Track Group Taster

60 minutes
Standard £800
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 12+ years

Have exclusive use of the track in a session that is perfect for groups of friends or colleagues to ride the Olympic track in an amazing one-off experience.

  • Bike, helmet, shoe and glove hire included
  • Maximum of 16 people
  • Available times: Friday nights at 18:00, 19:20 or 20:40

Friday Night Party
 

80 minutes
Standard £900
Minimum height 4ft 9in / 145cm
Age 12+ years

Bring your team, colleagues or friends along for a night of track cycling, timed laps.With exclusive use of the track, you’ll spend an hour getting to grips with the bike and track cycling with one of our expert coaches before you challenge each other with 20 minutes of timed laps.

Why not order some well-earned drinks afterwards to end the night?  You can add refreshments to your package. Please ask on booking! For more information about corporate parties and prices for please contact us on 020 8221 7709 or email velo-corporate@leevalleypark.org.uk

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Kids sessions

Looking for sessions for younger cyclists? Check out our children's sessions for ages 2 - 18.

  • Bike and helmet hire are included
  • Please contact us in advance for special requirements

Para-cycling Open Riding

120 minutes
Standard £17.00
Minimum height 4ft 9 ins / 145cm
Age 12+ years

This session for riders with disabilities offers the chance to ride the track at this London 2012 legacy venue. If you can ride a bike alone, this session is a great way to learn the basics of riding fixed wheel bikes safely and develop your track riding skills

If you have a visual impairment, please book on to the Para-cycling VI session instead.

Para-cycling VI session

120 minutes
Standard £17.00
Minimum height 4ft 9 ins / 145cm
Age 12+ years

This session is for riders with visual impairment and offers the chance to ride this iconic track. With the help of pilots, by the end of this session you'll be able to grasp the basics of riding a fixed wheel tandem bike safely.

  • Riders must have passed Stage 4 before attending this session
  • Tandems, helmets, shoes and gloves are included in this session

Track Tandem Pilot Training

Standard FREE
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm
Minimum age 18+ years

Training for track cyclists to learn how to pilot a tandem on the track for blind or visually impaired riders. In this session you’ll learn the basics of tandem riding both as pilot and stoker, and be tutored on the key aspects of working as a pilot with a non-sighted stoker.

The session is progressive and pilots are encouraged to learn and practice at a level that they're comfortable with. You can attend as many sessions as you wish, and once fully trained can volunteer as a pilot for our Para-cycling sessions, which is both highly rewarding and a great workout!

Sessions are free and bikes are included. You don't need to have any tandem experience before, though you must be a Stage 4 accredited rider.

CoreStart sessions | Track Accreditation

CoreStart sessions make up our four stage accreditation process.

This series of sessions, coupled with our SkillSeries will help you progress your track cycling, learn new skills, keep fit and also take advantage of our drop in sessions for both unaccredited and accredited riders.

You don't have to complete all 4 stages to enjoy a weekly variety of sessions to suit your needs.

If you complete Stage 4, you can also attend SQT sessions and compete in track leagues!

SkillSeries sessions

Improve your track cycling skills and gain confidence in these sessions. These can be repeated to help you master skills both during and after the CoreStart accreditation process.

  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Women Only Track Training

120 minutes
Standard £20
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 14+ years

A women only session aimed at riders of all experience levels, from beginner to expert. You don't need to have passed any accreditation stages, although previous track experience would be beneficial.

Activities will be tailored to suit the attendees with a mixture of sprint and endurance.

  • This session is for  Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only 
  • Bike and helmet hire is available
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Intermediate Sprint

120 minutes
Standard £20
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 12+ years

These sessions are for accredited riders looking to begin sprinting. A coach will be on hand to offer tips on your technique and to time your efforts.

With bike hire
Without bike hire


 

  • This session is for riders who have achieved a minimum of Stage 2 (Initial) accreditation at Lee Valley VeloPark 
  • Bike and helmet hire is available
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Track Gates

120 minutes
Standard £25
Minimum height 4ft 9 ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 14+ years

Start gate session for riders to learn, practice and perfect their starts. The first half of the session will focus on practicing the technique of gate starts, whilst in the second half riders will be given the opportunity to perform gated TT, Team Pursuit or Team Sprint efforts, should they wish to do so.

As there's no on-track warm up for this session, riders will need to bring or hire rollers for warming up and cooling down.

Fitness sessions

  • Riders must have passed Stage 2 before attending this session
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Drop in Riding - Unaccredited

60 minutes £10 120 minutes £17.50
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 12+ years

Gain track time and confidence in this one hour unstructured session. Ride around the track at your pace and prepare for your next accreditation stage. Coaches will be on hand to give tips and advice and to ensure the session runs safely.

Any track technique may be practiced in a drop in, subject to the coach’s approval and the understanding that all riders involved have an equal right to track time.

If you'd like a specific skills coached session, please see our SkillSeries section.

60 minutes
120 minutes


 

  • This session is for  Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only 
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Drop in Riding - Accredited

60 minutes £10 120 minutes £17.50
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 12+ years

Gain track time and confidence in this unstructured one hour session for accredited riders. Ride around the track at your own pace and prepare for your next competition. Coaches will be on hand to give tips and advice, ensuring the session runs safely.

Any track technique may be practiced in a drop in, subject to the coach’s approval and the understanding that all riders involved have an equal right to track time.

If you'd like a specific skills coached session or structured training session, please see our SkillsSeries or SQT sections.

 
60 minutes
120 minutes

 

 

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Drop in Sprint

60 minutes
Standard £10
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 12+ years

This unstructured one hour session is for accredited riders looking to practice their sprint techniques. Coaches will be on hand to give tips and advice, ensuring the session runs safely.

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Endurance SQT

120 minutes
Standard £20
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 14+ years

Aimed at any accredited rider looking to build or maintain their endurance, whether for racing or general fitness, the Endurance SQT sessions use a mixture of physical drills and technical exercises to improve both your physical condition and your all-around riding ability.

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Over 40s and Women's Training

120 minutes
Standard £20
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age Male 40+ years Female 18+ years

These sessions are for veteran male and senior female riders wishing to ride sprint or endurance disciplines. They are suitable for both those who compete at Masters competitions and those who enjoy regular fitness training in a relaxed and sociable environment.

 

Structured Quality Training

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Sprint

120 minutes
Standard £20
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 14+ Years

These sessions are specifically focused on the disciplines of track sprint and are aimed at experienced accredited riders preparing for competition.

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Riders should have previous experience of riding behind a pacing bike
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Motor Paced Sprint Session

120 minutes
Standard £25
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 16+ years

Motorbike paced sprint efforts for experienced sprinters working on top-end speed in the lead up to competition.
As there's no on-track warm up for this session, riders will need to bring or hire rollers for warming up and cooling down.

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Derny

120 minutes
Standard £25
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 14+ years

The Derny SQT is a session for accredited riders training for competition at bunch racing speeds of 50 - 60km/hr. Recommended gearing is between 92 and 96 gear inches.

  • This session is for Lee Valley VeloPark accredited riders only
  • Bike and helmet hire is available | Adult £12 Junior £8
  • Track mitts/cycling gloves must be worn | £3 to hire

Madison

120 minutes
Standard £20
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm (for bike hire)
Age 14+ years

A session focussed on both the technical and physical aspects of the Madison discipline. Whether you have ridden Madison before or not, come and learn everything required to train and race in Madison.

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  • Bike hire and safety equipment is included
  • Maximum of 15 children per session
  • Minimum age and height restrictions apply
  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the session time
  • Teachers aren't 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 aren't may be asked to sit out some sections of the session (and will need to be supervised by a teacher)

School groups

60 minutes
£129 per hour 

Minimum height: 4ft 9 ins / 145cm

Minimum Age: Year 7 (KS3)

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

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

To enquire please complete this form.

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 processMany 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 bypass the first two stages and only need to attend Stage 3 and pass Stage 4 of Lee Valley VeloPark's accreditation. On successful completion, riders can then access the complete Lee Valley programme 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?

Unfortunately we don't allow women who are pregnant to cycle any of our tracks or circuits whilst pregnant.

Essential information

  • For all sessions you must arrive at least 45 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 will 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 is not 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.
  • The weight limit for our hire bikes is 109kg (17st 2lbs) and the minimum height 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.
  • Read our online booking FAQs

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