Velodrome

Yorkshire’s only outdoor velodrome

York Sport Velodrome

VELODROME COURSES 

Ride Yorkshire’s Most Exhilarating Cycling Experience! Open between May-October 2019.

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

JUNIOR AND ADULT VELODROME COURSES

Junior sessions are available to 8-13 years, with aged 14+ years able to attend the adult sessions. Delivered between May – September, the lessons teach you how to confidently ride a track bike & our Velodrome. The 4 week course (allow 6 weeks) are designed to make you a competent track rider.  Your course will be on the same day and time every week.

Course Content

Stage 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.

Stage 2 – Building on the foundation skills learnt at stage 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.

Stage 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!

Book your course by following the links below;

Adult Course  – Monday 13th May 18:00 – 19:00

Adult Course – Monday 13th May 19:15 – 20:15

 

JUNIOR COURSES

Junior Course – Monday 13th May 16:45 – 17:30

VELODROME ACCREDITATION

Once you have finished the course and the coach has signed you off, you are ready for track accreditation. This is our final assessment and takes around 90 minutes sessions, riders will be emailed directly with booking details.

Adult Accreditation – tbc 2019

Junior Accreditation – tbc 2019

ACCREDITED RIDERS

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.  If its your first time booking please complete the registration form here, regular users contact bookings@york-sport.com with your preferred day and time.  It’s worth checking the forecast as the velodrome can’t be ridden in the wet.

 

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

TIMETABLE

Visit our Timetable to book a course or contact a member of our team (cycling@york-sport.com).

 


Further Information

Sessions are weather dependent!

Please note that track sessions are weather dependent. If the riding surface is wet or damp the session will be cancelled. All participants will be notified via email and we will post on the York Sport Cycling Facebook Page.

What do I need?

A decent pair of trainers and clothing that won’t get caught in the chain or wheels is all you need to enjoy our velodrome session. We provide specialist bikes needed to ride the Velodrome as standard, along with helmet hire and coaching.

If you have any questions please see our FAQ page or contact us via email (cycling@york-sport.com).

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