Cycling at Better

From outdoor track cycling to battles in our state of the art velodromes in London and Manchester, we have venues around the country where you can learn new skills from the comfort of your saddle. So whether you are a keen cyclist, or looking to take up a new sport, we have indoor or outdoor cycling activities for all ages and abilities. 

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Indoor cycling

Indoor cycling

Be brave at a velodrome track or find a learn-to-ride course for kids, and build up your confidence whatever the weather on banked tracks indoor and progress from the induction through an accreditation system available at our velodrome centres.

Find an indoor cycling venue near you:

Lee Valley VeloPark | National Cycling Centre, ManchesterFulwood Leisure Centre, Preston 

Adult and children cycling bikes outdoors

Outdoor cycling

From family-friendly bike trails in Lee Valley, to learn to ride courses in Cardiff, there are a range of outdoor cycling activities available at the following locations:

Lee Valley VeloPark | Odd Down Sports Ground, Bath & North East SomersetCarlisle Cycle Circuit, Carlisle | Maindy Leisure Centre, Cardiff | Croydon Sports Arena, Croydon | Fulwood Leisure Centre, Preston | Palmer Park, Reading 

Cyclists in a velodrome


Whether you are a beginner or elite rider, you will be able to ride the tracks at these two iconic, indoor velodromes at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. The tracks can be used for both recreational and event cycling.

Outdoor BMX track with six BMX cyclists


Mix it up and give BMX a go. This exciting, yet challenging cycling discipline allows you to improve your balance and co-ordination skills, in a fun and social enviroment and is a great sport for both beginners and competitve riders.

Our main BMX locations are: Lee Valley VeloPark, Stratford | National Cycling Centre, Manchester

Other cycling activities available at select locations also include track cycling, mountain biking, para-cycling and road cycling. And if you want to make cycling part of your commute, you'll find places bike racks at most of our  leisure centres. 

Iconic cycling venues

Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark is located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This world class, one stop cycling destination provides an inclusive visitor experience across all four cycling disciplines. Whether it’s cycling in the iconic velodrome, on the outdoor road circuit, outdoor BMX track, mountain bike trails or taking part in a VeloStudio session – there’s a thrilling cycling experience waiting for you.

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Lee Valley VeloPark indoor velodrome

National Cycling Centre

Situated in Manchester, The National Cycling Centre is home to indoor Olympic cycling track as well as a purpose built indoor BMX Complex that seats two thousand fans, mountain bike trails and mountain bike and BMX Skills Zones featuring a pump track and plenty of Technical Trail Features.

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Group Cycle classes

Give a group cycle class a go at one of our leisure centre. Sessions are led by an instructor on a stationary bike, ideal for getting your workout done in a fun and encouraging environment. 

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Activities for kids and families

Find a host of facilities and actvities across our leisure centres in England, Cardiff and Belfast. Whether it's family time or trying a new sport, we have something for everyone at Better.

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