Lee Valley Park Has Activities Galore – And There Are Hundreds Of Free Tickets
Enter the ballots to try all 25 things to do – why wouldn’t you?
Stretching for 42 glorious kilometres and taking in parts of London, Hertfordshire and Essex, the Lee Valley Regional Park is home to almost every active pursuit you can think of, and this summer you have the chance to try your hand at 25 different sports and experiences for free.
The Lee Valley Big 50 (opens in new tab) is giving away 900 free tickets, ranging from sportier options like week-long memberships of the Athletics Centre to more sedate trips like a tour of the Myddelton House Gardens.
You can enter the ballots for as many different activities as you like until 15th May – then cross your fingers and wait to hear if you’ve won. To help entice you further, here are five ballots in the Lee Valley Big 50 it’s definitely worth entering.
Lee Valley Athletics Centre – Gym Membership (opens in new tab)
There are five tickets on offer in this ballot, which grants victors a week’s free membership at the state-of-the-art training centre, which includes a cardio fitness area, strength and conditioning suite and indoor and outdoor tracks.
Lee Valley White Water Centre – White Water Raft Adventure (opens in new tab)
The white-water course in Lee Valley was home to the canoe slalom events at the 2012 Olympics. Team GB won gold and silver in the Men’s C-2 event, providing some fond memories to recall as you fly down the rapids in a raft. Enter this ballot for the chance to win one of 30 tickets.
Lee Valley VeloPark – Outdoor Taster Experience (opens in new tab)
Whatever your brand of cycling – be it mountain biking, road or BMX – the VeloPark has you covered. You can whizz around the road circuit, tackle tough MTB trails or judder your way over the bumps of the BMX track. There are 100 tickets on offer for this one.
Lee Valley Golf Course (opens in new tab)
Fifty lucky winners will get the chance to play a round at the Lee Valley Golf Course or, perhaps even more enticingly, the FootGolf course. If you’ve never tried FootGolf then you could say your life has been a waste of time up till now (and we are saying that), so definitely enter this ballot.
Lee Valley VeloPark – VeloStudio Membership (opens in new tab)
There are 50 two-week memberships available to win here. What better place to tackle a variety of indoor cycling workouts than a studio in the 2012 Olympic VeloPark itself? Motivation should be easy even towards the end of the most savage spinning session – just think back to all the the gold medals Team GB won in the building where you’re pedalling.
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Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.
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