Vern Overton Cycling is now hosting Mountain-Bike Leader training at our base near Harrogate. Training courses are held over a 2 day weekend and they will provide the technical skills and wider knowledge required to lead a group of mountain-bikers out on the trail. Lots of course time is allocated to riding skills and course-assessment is progressive over the 2 days. We are accredited to the Mountain-Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS) – See our MTB Courses page for further details.
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 outdoor pursuits and has competed in many mountain marathons, road cycling time trials and challenging ironman triathlon 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.