London velodrome cycling

Challenge: A velodrome flying lap

Details: The VeloPark host taster sessions as well as improver courses. You are kitted out with track bikes, cycle shoes, helmets and gloves. The bikes have no brakes nor gears and your feet are clipped in so can take some getting used to. The instructors do a great job at coaching you from your first lap around the bottom, then getting a bit higher up the wooden velodrome, until you find yourself flying around the top.

Where? VeloPark in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,E20 3AB and the Herne Hill Velodrome, SE24 9HE

Transport? Public transport/ cycle to get there

When? Various sessions – book your taster session

Bring? A t-shirt or long sleeved top. Vests aren’t allowed as your shoulders need to be covered for safety reasons, shorts/ leggings. You get giventrack bikes, cycle shoes, helmets and gloves so the rest should be covered.

Food & drink? Eat and drink before you start the session as it’s tricky to do so during the hour long session.

Cost? £35 for a taster session – this includes all the kit.

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