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

BMX rider

BMX Thrills and MTB Skills

£27pp
Minimum height: 135cm / 4ft 5ins
Age 7 - 11 years

Let them bump their BMX and grind their gears in this exciting new school holiday session.

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. Get them get in gear and get ready for the ultimate BMX and Mountain bike session!

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

£27pp
Minimum height: 135cm / 4ft 5ins
Age 11 - 16 years

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

It's time to grab the handle bars and storm into the school holidays! Suitable for ages 11 - 16, your child will learn basic skills, gain confidence in two 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 this school holiday and inspire them with cycling at this London 2012 venue. What better place to get to grips with a new sport and try out 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


madison cyclists

RaceReady Youth Madison
£32

Minimum age 12 years
Maximum age 18 years
Minimum height 4ft 9ins / 145cm

This session a one day special half term activity for accredited youth riders in celebration of the return of Six Day London! Ride like the Six Day stars and practise your Madison racing as you improve your technique and make new friends. Whether you're an experienced Madison rider or want to try it for the first time, this is your chance to learn more about one of the most exciting disciplines in track cycling.

Introductory sessions

VeloBalance

VeloBalance

£5pp
Maximum height 115 cm / 3ft 9in
Age 2+ years

 

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

  • 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!

All participants must come with a signed parental / guardian consent form - otherwise they will not be allowed to participate

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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.

Get the kids cycling

Whether they want to take on the track, tackle the mountain bike trails, bump berms on the BMX track or rock the road circuit, get the kids into cycling with a Taster session.

 

Track Taster

Intro to Road Cycling

Intro to Mountain Biking + bike hire

Intro to Mountain Biking session only

BMX Taster 7 - 12

BMX Taster 12+

 

British Cycling

 

After school sessions

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

Road cyclist at Lee Valley VeloPark

Road and MTB 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 mountain bike trails. 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 Rachel Atherton!

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.

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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