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Lee Valley VeloPark — MTB day trips from London

Lee Valley VeloPark — MTB day trips from London

Intermediate
00:39
7.56 mi
11.8 mph
125 ft
125 ft
Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.99 mi
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Lee Valley VeloPark

Bike Touring Highlight

5.97 mi
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Viewtube Café

Bike Touring Highlight

7.56 mi
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Victoria Park

Bike Touring Highlight

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 0.29 mi
Path: 2.75 mi
Cycleway: 2.61 mi
Street: 1.79 mi
Road: 205 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 165 yd
Unpaved: < 109 yd
Gravel: 1.95 mi
Paved: 2.08 mi
Asphalt: 3.35 mi
Unknown: < 109 yd

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

July 4, 2020

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    Although certainly not outside London, the brilliant series of mountain biking trails at Lee Valley Velopark make it a great place to head if you want to get some skills practice in, without jumping on a train or in the car. Within easy riding distance of Central London via a good network of canal or park cycle routes, you can either take your own mountain bike or hire one at the centre. You’ll need to be prepared and book your session in advance (see visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/london2012/velo-park/mountain-biking), or you could alternatively book onto a coached beginner or skills session if you’d like to benefit from some expert instruction! This route starts from Victoria Park, heads to the Lee Valley Velodrome where you’ll need to check in, and then takes in a lap of the blue trail and the red trail. Of course once you’re there you can session these as many times as you like; or as much as you have the legs for!Fascinatingly, the blue trail is actually in the centre of the road circuit here, so you might get to see some racing of the skinny-tyred variety on your trip. The red trail is called the Dragon’s Loop, which is on the other side of the A12 over a cycleway. There’s also a black part to those trails, so take care to follow the right trail signage when you’re riding.After your session, the many berms, rollers and drop-offs, head south through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the traffic-free greenway to get a refreshing drink from the Viewtube Café, set in a container alongside a bike workshop and an art gallery. From here it’s an easy ride back to Victoria Park over the Hertford Union Canal to make your onward journey home.

    • July 4, 2020

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Lee Valley VeloPark — MTB day trips from London