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Herne Hill Velodrome - Iconic cycling track in South East London catering for riders of all ages and abilities Managed by VCL on behalf of British cycling

SESSION SCHEDULE

Summer Schedule 2014 (March - October)

This year we have introduced an accreditation system.  The rules will come into effect on 1st April 2014, but sessions are available before then.  Please make sure you have the required accreditation for each of the sessions, for more information see the session pathway page.

See the session pathway page for more information on which sessions might be right for you. Most sessions are run by VCL, unless specified otherwise - www.vcl.org.uk. Being an outdoor track Herne Hill is subject to the whims of the weather, please see our wet weather Policy, and keep an eye on our twitter page for updates. Also, please notice that the start times of some of the evening sessions change as the evenings get longer. Check our twitter feed for short-notice updates - www.twitter.com/hernehillvel and also our live calendar.

If you want to book a school or private session have a look at our private hire page


Saturday 

General Track Training

Running from 1st March 2014 to 25th October 2014. All riders who have never attended Herne Hill training sessions must do the Induction before progressing to the Track Skills session. For more experienced riders this should be an easy reminder of track etiquette, along with other aspects that can differ between tracks. Hire bikes available on a first come first served basis. Training Accreditation will be needed to take part in the intermediate session

09:00 - 10:00 Youth Track Riding             
Youth £3
General track skills for youth riders aged 8 - 16. We have bikes that will fit an average 8 year old. They must be capable of riding on their own, unassisted in a safe manner (ie without weaving) and able to follow simple instructions.
10:00 - 12:00
Training Accreditation Needed

Intermediate Training
Adults: £7, Advanced Youth £3

Improve you skills and speed. Intermediate sessions will be faster than beginner sessions and will work on a more varied range of skills. These sessions are designed to prepare riders to be able to compete in local level track races such as the Wednesday Night Track League. You will need to show your training accreditation card when you sign on for this session
12:00 - 13:00
Induction Card Needed
Track  Skills Training
(Novice) 
Adults £7
Work on all the basics of track riding, both on your own and in a group. The pace is not too strenuous so these sessions are also ideal if you just want to do some non-competitive riding. You will need to show your induction card when you sign on for this session.
Arrive by 12.30pm 
13.00 - 14:00
Novice Track Induction
Adults £10
Learn the basics of track riding. You must complete an induction before riding any other session. 
Due to high popularity, please arrive between 12:00 and 12:30 to complete the sign on process, to ensure that the session can start promptly at 13:00.
Please note that it is not possible for latecomers to join in.

Youth Mountain-biking

Youth mountain-biking run by Herne Hill Youth - see their website for more details www.hhycc.com

10:00 - 11:00 Youth Mountainbiking
£3
Beginners and Improvers. Minimum age of six applies  We ask that parents of children under 8 must stay during the session.   We also ask that you come to the 10 am session if you are coming for the first time.
11:00 - 13:00 Youth Mountainbiking
£4
Intermediate/Advanced. Bring your own bike. Some may be available to hire for £1.

 

Sunday

Advanced Specific Track Training

Running from 2nd March 2014 to 28th September 2014. You must have your own bike (or a season-long hire bike) and a knowledge of the specific type of training you want to do.

09:00 - 12:00
Race Accreditation Needed
Advanced Specific Track Training
Adults: £7, Advanced Youth £3
An unstructured session for experienced riders who need to do specific sprint or pursuit drills. There will be no bunch training as you get on Saturdays and Mondays. You will need to know what training you wish to do and inform the lead coach at the beginning of the session. Sprint and pursuit efforts, either solo or with other riders, standing starts and sprint observation skills are the mainstays of this session.
We usually find that each group rotates through a 10-15min on/off schedule. So plenty of time for your 4-5 efforts plus rest in between, provided you turn up promptly for 0900. You will need to show your race accreditation card when you sign in for this session

Womens Only Training

Starting on 2nd March 2014 . Women only, ages 14 and up. Run by Team Mule Bar Girl - www.mulebargirl.blogspot.com and VCL - www.vcl.org.uk. A few times a year this session may postponed due to racing on Sundays. Mule Bar Girl have a dedicated Facebook page for this session which is the most direct and up to date way to get updates. Alternatively, check our twitter feed.

17:00 - 19:00 Womens Track Training
Induction Avaliable 
Adults: £7, Youth £3
Learn and practice track riding for skills and fitness in a less testosterone-fueled atmosphere! All abilities catered for in a friendly & accessible atmosphere. Speed, skills and fitness all focused on every Sunday. Inductions and hire bikes available for all women. 

Monday

Inclusive Cycling with Wheels for Wellbeing

These session are run by the charity wheels for well-being and take place on our new inner track.  All participants should be careful crossing the main track as it may be in use for other sessions.
  

11:00 – 13:30 Inclusive Cycling
From £5
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Especially beneficial for people who have difficulty with mobility or balance, who lack road safety awareness, or who cannot deal with traffic by themselves.  Our wide variety of adaptive cycles, from tandems to hand cycles, enable everyone to enjoy cycling with us. 

Girls Only Training

Girls aged 12 and up of secondary school or college age.

17:00 - 19:00 Girls Track Training
Induction Avaliable 
12 - 18 year olds £3
Learn and practice track riding for skills and fitness in a less testosterone-fueled atmosphere! All abilities catered for in a friendly & accessible atmosphere. Speed, skills and fitness all focused on every Monday. Inductions and hire bikes available for all girls. 

Race Training

Training accreditation will be needed to take part in these sessions, designed to prepare riders for racing.  There will Madison training on the first Monday of every month, with madison racing at Track League on the second Wednesday of every month. See our madison page. There will still be a normal (non-madison) training group on madison training nights.


19:00 - 21:00
Training Accreditation Needed
Track Race Training
Adults £6, Youth £3
This is training specifically aimed at those who wish to race, or are already racing. Where the ins and outs of track racing are explained and learned, tactics and skills refined. Riders are split into two groups based on speed. The session consists of a rotating programme featuring different types of races each week, giving riders a chance to try the different disciplines of track racing.  You will need to show your training accreditation card when you sign in for this session

Tuesday

Strider® Balance Bikes Session (Ages 2- 5)

Come and learn to ride a bike in safe environment with other kids. Strider have kindly donated 10 balance bike for us to use for these sessions.

09:00 - 10:30
Inner/Junior Track              
Strider Balance            Bikes Session             
£3 per child
 Drop in any time between 9am and 10.30 to teach your child to ride a bike.  
Our 250m Junior track is the perfect place to learn. The kids are visible
 at all times, and unlike your local park their aren't dogs, people playing ball games or other distractions.  Balance bikes and helmets are available to use free of charge



Road Bike Session

Running from 1st April 2014 to 30th September 2014.  Managed by Crystal Palace Triathletes, these sessions are unstructured but supervised by qualified coaches. The road bike session is open to both adults and children (if accompanied by a responsible adult). No accreditation is needed for these sessions

18:15 - 20:00++

Sign-on - 18:00

Road Bike Training
Adults £7

Youth £3
Ride your own road bike on the track. This is an unstructured session, so you get what you want out of it. Herne Hill is a medium banked track, and being 30 degrees at its steepest point means road bikes can ride round it safely. This session is for road riders who want a controlled-traffic free environment to train in, and is very popular with triathletes and sportive riders.
Sign-on from 18:00. Ride from 18:15. Session will run until at least 20:00, and later where possible. Popular session - arrive early!

Wednesday

Over 40s and Womens Drop in Session

Running throughout the year this is a chance to come and ride the track on a weekday morning when it is less busy.  The session will be run on track bikes and inductions are available for first timers.  You don't need to be accredited to ride these sessions

09:00   -     10:00 

Over 40s and Womens' Session      
Inductions available
£4                                  
These are coached track sessions for women and over 40s of all abilities.  We have added these session to cater for riders who want to use the track when it is quieter.  These are not intended for elite/advanced riders.

University Students Session 
Running from September - April.  This is an opportunity for students to come and try out track riding and prepare for BUCS events. The session will be run on track bikes and inductions are available for first timers.  You don't need to be accredited to ride these sessions

17:00   -     18:00 

Students    
Inductions available 
£4                                
These are coached track sessions for students of all abilities.  We will get first timers started on the track and cover a range of drills and excercises to improve fitness and technical ability, as well as some fun races.

Track League

Our weekly race league. See the Track League page for more details.  Racing for adults in 3 different ability categories and youth riders.  You will need a race accreditation to take part in the league.

Thursday

Frog-Bikes Session (4 - 8 year olds)

The perfect place for kids to improve their bike riding skills from a young age.  
17:00 - 18:00
Inner/Junior Track              
Frog Bikes Session           
£3 per child
 Our 250m Junior track is the perfect place to learn and improve their skills. Our coaches will teach a range of skills and techniques, as well as organising some fun games and races. Bikes and helmets are available to use free of charge, though it's best for your kids to use their own bikes if they can
Advanced Training  Running from 3rd April 2014 to 25th September 2014 19:00 to 21:00. These are the most advanced sessions on the weekly schedule, designed for riders training to compete in national series and national championships events.  You will need to complete a race accreditation before joining this session.

19:00 - 21:00
Race accreditation needed
Advanced Track Training
Adults: £7, Youth £3
British Cycling members (Silver or Gold) only due to insurance. You must have your own bike or have hired one for the season, no hire bikes. Elements of these sessions will be paced by Dernys. We will have guest coaches most weeks and will plan the sessions around important upcoming events. You will need to show your race accreditation card when you sign on for the session.

Friday

Youth Track Sessions

Running from 7th March 2014 to 31st October 2014. Hire bikes avaliable on a first come first served basis.

16:30 - 17:00 Come and Try It (Own Bike)
£2
An introduction to the velodrome for younger or more nervous children. Younger or less experienced kids will ride on the junior track. Riders can ride their own bike and get a taster what its like to ride the track.
17:00 - 18:00 Youth Track Riding
VCL Members:£2
Non-members: £3
General track skills for youth riders aged 8 - 15. We have bikes that will fit an average 8 year old. They must be capable of riding on their own, unassisted in a safe manner (ie without weaving) and able to follow simple instructions.
18:00 – 20:00

Youth Club Members Track Training
VCL Members: £2
Non-members: £3
Youth training for club-level riders aged 10 - 15 looking to compete. This is the perfect place for youth riders to put some effort in and improve fitness and skills.  
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