Vern Overton Cycling is a cycle-hire and guided tour company based in the scenic Nidderdale valley. We provide quality road and mountain-bikes for hire, repairs and servicing and an expert knowledge of all local roads and trails. In short - we provide you with a totally bespoke cycling service.
We stock a wide range of high-quality carbon fibre road bikes, versatile hybrid machines and hard-tail mountain-bikes available for personal hire. For those preferring to be led by an experienced local rider, we offer a full ride-guiding service. We can plan, navigate and lead a ride to meet your personal aspirations.
We have a range of high quality road-bikes, hybrid machines and mountain-bikes all serviced and ready to go. We have several children's mountain bikes and a proper light-weight road-bike as part of hire fleet, which are suitable for most children aged 10 - 15 years.
All of our bikes are fully serviced and well-maintained. No bike ever leaves our workshop without being in a totally safe and thoroughly roadworthy condition. We are happy to deliver and collect bikes free of charge within a 5 mile radius of Darley. Areas further afield will incur an appropriate charge and this can be discussed at any time.
For Road Use
Our road bike fleet is made up of the ultra lightweight, carbon-fibre Trek Emonda S4. It is equipped with the latest 10 speed Shimano group-set. For lady riders we offer the Trek Lexa SLX (WSD) equipped with Shimano 105 group-set. This is especially designed to suit female specific geometry. It comes with a shorter top tube and female specific components, such as a ladies saddle and easy to reach handlebars and grips. Our ladies bikes are fitted with a Triple Chain-set and men’s bikes are fitted with Compact Gearing to ensure that everyone can cope with the undulating terrain that North Yorkshire has to offer.
Cost: £40 for the first day, £12 per day thereafter.
Mountain-Bikes and Hybrids
These bikes are capable of more rugged use and come fitted with triple chain-set gearing and front fork suspension. Our Mountain-Bike range is comprised of Trek and Saracen Bikes, which are Hard-Tail in design. The Hybrid machines include the new Trek Dual Force range and are a very popular design. They are capable of riding a varied terrain, which includes both roads and off-road tracks and trails.
Of special note is that all of our bikes may be ridden safely on metalled roads.
Cost: £35 for the first day, £12 per day thereafter.
Looking for an experienced Ride Leader?
Don’t know the area around Harrogate and the surrounding countryside? If you would value having an experienced riding partner to cycle with or someone to plan your route and lead your group of riders, then give VO Cycling a call.
We can tailor a route specifically to suit your experience and level of fitness. You will be able to sit back and follow whilst enjoying the beautiful Nidderdale countryside.
Road or Trail?
Quiet country roads, off-road tracks or mountain-bike trails; North Yorkshire has them all in abundance. We have the specially constructed mountain-bike trail at Fewston Reservoir right on our doorstep and many of the roads that were chosen for the 2014 Tour de France. Rest assured that we will tailor your ride to suit your own wishes entirely.
Call 07595 460465 or email Vern Overton Cycling via the link above to book a guided ride.
Bike Maintenance Service
A bike is just like any other machine with moving parts. In order for it to work efficiently it needs to be cared for and maintained on a regular basis. VO Cycling has a fully qualified road and mountain-bike mechanic (CYTECH 3) on hand to service or repair your bike.
The type of usage that your bike incurs will dictate the frequency of servicing. A thorough check over and comprehensive service is best done annually. We do recommend that before every ride you give your bike a visual check-over to identify any loose parts, frayed cables or obstructions in the wheels.
If you would like to discuss a service for your bike then call VO Cycling today. Costs vary from £35 - £95 depending upon which service you feel that your bike would benefit from.
Who founded VO Cycling?
Vern Overton is a former Army Officer, having served for over 30 years. Vern is an experienced Mountain Bike Leader (MIAS), Triathlon Coach (BTF Level 2) and Cycle Mechanic (CYTECH Level 3). He has a passion for challenging outdoor pursuits and has completed numerous ironman triathlon events and mountain-bike endurance events.
He has represented Team GB as an Age-Group Athlete in Duathlon (cycling and running) and has been a coach and mentor of young athletes at the Army Foundation College near Harrogate.
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