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Lee Valley VeloPark

Track cycling, road racing, BMX or mountain biking: however you get your two-wheeled thrills, you will find it at the unrivalled Lee Valley VeloPark. 

Centred on the iconic, award-winning, 6,000-seat velodrome, where Sir Chris Hoy and his Team GB and Paralympics GB compatriots set the London 2012 Games alight, Lee Valley VeloPark is the first place in the world where you can take part in these four types of cycling in one place.

Catering for all skill levels form beginners through to elite, anyone can cycle at Lee Valley VeloPark. You don't even need a bike - you can hire everything you need - so there's nothing stopping you from experiencing the fun of two wheels.

Try out an introduction to track cycling with a one hour session, or if you're already familiar with the velodrome track, why not go through the four-stage accreditation course? Alternatively, experience an adrenalin rush on the remodelled Olympic BMX track, with over 30 bumps, jumps and berms.

The floodlit one-mile road circuit is perfect for getting back on your bike if it's been a while. Or if you prefer to go off-road, there are 8km of traffic-free mountain bike trails on offer.

Whether you want to try out the activities or just grab a coffee in the café overlooking the velodrome, everyone is welcome to explore this iconic venue.

The world’s top cyclists are also flocking to Lee Valley VeloPark to compete and cement its reputation as the UK’s leading cycling hub in high profile events such as the Revolution Series and the UCI Track Cycling World Championship.

Day-to-day, the venue will support cycling’s continued growth in the UK, with programmes for people new to cycling, schools, clubs and community groups. Some sessions will need to be booked but you can ‘pay and ride’ at many others.

What's on offer?

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    Try for yourself

    Bring your own bike or hire one for all four of the tracks

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    Experience the velodrome

    Try a taster session on the fastest velodrome track in the world 

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    Use the BMX track

    Go BMXing on the remodelled and floodlit Olympic track

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    Road biking

    Tackle the brand new road circuit

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    Go Off-road

    Go mountain biking on five miles of outstanding new trails in the heart of east London

Lee Valley VeloPark has the capacity to host the full range of cycling events, including World Championships. It opened with the finale of the Revolution Series – Britain’s top track cycling competition – in March and will host the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2016, the most important track cycling event ahead of the Rio Games.

The venue will be available for hire by schools, clubs, and community groups in addition to more casual ‘pay and play’ users.

We are working with our partners to ensure the Park is linked with existing cycle routes across London.

 

Events at Lee Valley VeloPark

  • Dedicated high-performance 250m indoor velodrome, with capacity for 6,000 spectators 
  • Outdoor BMX course 
  • Outdoor 1 mile road cycle circuit 
  • Outdoor 8km mountain bike trails
  • Four fully accessible changing rooms 
  • Dedicated bike workshop and bike hire facilities 
  • Multi-purpose rooms for meetings, seminars, conference facilities
  • Café owned and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

The ongoing popularity of cycling in the UK was cemented in 2012 with the performances of Team GB.

On the track, the team won seven out of a possible ten gold medals with Sir Chris Hoy collecting his sixth Olympic gold medal of his career and becoming the most successful British Olympian of all time. 

In the 2012 Paralympic Games, the GB track cycling team won a total of 15 medals, including five golds, seven silver and three bronze.