Velodrome

Yorkshire’s only outdoor velodrome

York Sport Velodrome

York Sport village is home to Yorkshire’s only outdoor velodrome! Our 250m long outdoor Velodrome provides an exhilarating experience for those whom are brave enough to ride it. Our Velodrome has hosted cycling competitions, Olympic training events and even the Micklegate run Soapbox testing day.

Our 250m Olympic-sized outdoor Velodrome has 30 degree banking at each end, providing an exhilarating cycling experience unique to Yorkshire.

Velodrome Sessions (starting Monday 26th July 2021)

Ride Yorkshire’s Most Exhilarating Cycling Experience! Open between May-October 2021.

We are running two separate sessions on a Monday evening. It is important to begin at Level 1 to be signed off by the coach so you are riding safely on the velodrome, so please book on the Level 1 first;

Adult Taster/ Beginner sessions will be Monday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Level 1)

These sessions are for riders who are new to the velodrome and need to learn the basics.

Adult Improver sessions will be Monday – 7:15pm – 8:15pm (Level 2)

These sessions are for riders who have demonstrated mastery of the basics to ride the velodrome safely.

Advanced sessions will be Tuesday – 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Level 3) 

These sessions will be for advanced riders (Level 3) who are looking to complete their Track Accreditation (Level 4) and go on to race in the Track League 6:30 – 8:00pm.

To book please follow the link here:https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TheUniversityOfYork?season=2802608

Pathway Content

Level 1 – Teaches you basic control and safety which include stopping and starting, basic pace judgement, accelerating, slowing down, using the track to speed up and slow down, whilst practicing your observational skills.

Level 2 – Building on the foundation skills learnt at Level 1, you will move to riding in small groups of 2, 4 and 6 riders, in a line along and across the track. You will be able to comfortably ride above the blue line.

Level 3 – We introduce changes in the group formation, stacking riding up and down the banking (lumps and bumps) there will also be some coach let drills, to demonstrate & practice the skills you have learnt so far!

Velodrome Accreditation (Level 4)

Once you have completed all the nessacary criteria and the coach has signed you off, you will recieve your track accreditation. This is the final assessment and enables you to ride on the velodrome without a coach present and to compete in the Track League.

Velodrome Accredited Riders

If you already hold accreditation from one of the UK indoor velodromes then you can ride on the York Sport Velodrome during a Pay & Pedal session. You will need to provide proof of your Accreditation to the reception team on arrival at the Sport Village. You can book a Pay & Pedal session by phoning the York Sport Village Reception Team on 01904 325751. They will take payment over the phone for your session. It is advised you call the reception team before setting off for your booked session to make sure the velodrome is dry. If you already have accreditation from York Sport or any UK indoor velodrome you can ride our velodrome for as little £6.00 or £10.00 for two hours.

Velodrome Group Bookings 

Why not book a group session and have the velodrome all to your self, our coach led group sessions mean you can come along together and learn how to ride the Velodrome! We have various times available evenings and weekends, minimum group size is 8 maximum group size in 12. Sessions are £8.00 per person, contact us with your preferred time cycling@york-sport.com

It is available to hire providing you are Velodrome accredited or you are part of a course run by an accredited coach. Please note that the access to the velodrome is weather dependent, meaning the velodrome is only available to hire between May and October and you booking may be moved or cancelled depending on the conditions on the day.

What do I need?

You will need a pair of trainers and clothing that won’t get caught in the chain or wheels. We can provide specialist track bikes needed to ride the Velodrome as standard, along with helmet hire. You will need to select the track bike at the time of online booking by using the rider’s height to approximate the size of the bike needed. (Sessions cost £5, plus £5 bike/helmet hire, total £10.00 per hour).

Weather dependent cancellations/refunds

The velodrome can only be used when the surface is dry, so please bear in mind that your session could be cancelled at extremely short notice. We will try to give as much notice as possible if the weather is looking certain of wet conditions on the track. We will send an email to cancel and refund the money back into your Active Network account for you to use on another future session.
If you have any questions please email cycling@york-sport.com

 

 

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