Professional bike workshop

Professional bike workshop

Excellent cycle hire

Excellent cycle hire

E-bike hire at its best!

E-bike hire at its best!

Exceptional Customer Service!

Exceptional Customer Service!

Found Vern online and organised a bike hire from overseas. It was easily organised and once on holiday collected the bike with no issues. The bike was low spec but in good condition and well maintained. Vern was helpful and knowledgeable and I strongly recommend his services.

Luckily Ilkley

Luckily Ilkley

Cycling in Ilkley

Cycling in Ilkley

Great Bike and Wonderful Support

Great Bike and Wonderful Support

Perfect bike hire.

Perfect bike hire.

Weekend bike hire - all good.

Weekend bike hire - all good.

Yorkshire Dales MTB

Yorkshire Dales MTB

Perfect experience renting a road bike from Vern, I can give my best recommendations for him

Perfect experience renting road bike from Vern

Perfect experience renting road bike from Vern

We rented two e-bikes from Vern for a circular route of about 45 miles. It was a glorious ride! The bikes were perfect for the up and down of this countryside. Vern got us all geared up and was available by phone for when we returned. A perfect day on excellent bikes!!

Vern rented us 25 bikes and was unbelievable throughout! He sorted a route, adapted plans, found an electric bike for one person. He also coordinated to pick some people up early who found the cycle challenging. Thank you so much, Vern. You and Dave were amazing. We look forward to renting from you again!

My girlfriend and I hired two hardtail mountain bikes from Vern, to explore Nidderdale. Vern was fantastic - flexible with pick up and drop off, provided us with a map and was really friendly. We rode out from the pick up point and past Gouthwaite reservoir and Scar House Reservoir. The bikes dealt with terrain effortlessly and we had a lovely day out, despite rain and wind. I would recommend getting the bikes dropped at a starting point, so as to minimize the time spent on roads. Cheers, Dave

Birthday cycle

Birthday cycle

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Michael Ball
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Vern was very helpful and did a wheel swap to enable me to complete my 96 mile cycle spotive for Prostate Cancer. Highly recommend this genuine guy.

Great Bikes & Service

Great Bikes & Service

Bike Hire

Bike Hire

Great day mountain biking

Great day mountain biking

Ebike riding in Nidderdale

Ebike riding in Nidderdale

Extremely friendly and helpful service, great assistance at short notice and excellent bike, can't go wrong! (Mountain bike hire)

Brilliant time renting 2 mountain bikes, great service and excellent hard tail mountain bikes, would highly recommend!

Brilliant time renting 2 mountain bikes, great service and excellent hard tail mountain bikes, would highly recommend!

Such great service. We couldn't find a local hire shop with what we needed, but Vern delivered two perfect MTBs to us in Hellifield. He was very flexible and went out of his way to make sure we had what we needed. Very reasonable charge and we had a fantastic week, though my legs are properly tired now! Highly recommended.

We rented 4 bikes from Vern for a couple of days. The bikes and delivery/collection service were excellent. Vern was also really flexible with timings and was very willing to share his local knowledge to advise us of appropriate MTB routes. Highly recommended.

My Explorer Group hired 9 Mountain bikes to take out for the day, It was a really affordable hire. We were given brand new Mountain Bikes that the Explorers loved, Vern was very knowledgeable and suggested routes based on our riders experience. Great place of hire, would use again and recommend to anyone visiting harrogate and the local area.

Massive thanks to Vern for servicing my bike. Excellent customer service and the bike feels like new. Would highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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James Silson
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Massive thanks to Vern for servicing my bike. Excellent customer service and the bike feels like new. Would highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazing Bikes and Fantastic Service

Amazing Bikes and Fantastic Service

Vern has a great selection of bikes and was very helpful upon arrival. Easy access from Harrogate. Would definitely recommend

Road Bike Hire Yorkshire Dales

Road Bike Hire Yorkshire Dales

Fantastic experience. Rented a brand new trek for 3 days. Really great service and affordable.

A really great Bike Service done by Vern Overton this week, just been out on the bike, it is working like a dream and feels like new again. Great service, good value, Vern is a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend.

Quick, honest and high quality repair!

My bike needed a service as it'd been some time since it had one, and the gears had started to seize up somewhat. I took it to Vern after seeing his reviews on here. After he'd finished, I was delighted that the bike ran as good as new. Very flexible on drop off and pick up times. Superb service and result - would highly recommend.

We used Vern’s bike hire in October 2020 (sorry for such a belated review, Vern!) and the service was fantastic. Flexible pickup/drop-off times, great price and invaluable route advice. He even came into Harrogate to help us work the gears after we’d picked up the bikes and headed off!

We used Vern’s bike hire in October 2020 (sorry for such a belated review, Vern!) and the service was fantastic. Flexible pickup/drop-off times, great price and invaluable route advice. He even came into Harrogate to help us work the gears after we’d picked up the bikes and headed off!

great road bike hire

great road bike hire

Road Bike Hire

Road Bike Hire

Vern's No.1 ranking is well deserved!

Vern's No.1 ranking is well deserved!

Day cycling in the Dales

Day cycling in the Dales

Cycling around Harrogate

Cycling around Harrogate

Great place to get your bike sorted! Vern is a good bloke and he knows his stuff.

Would highly recommend Vern's services. Really profeciinal and friendly. Did a great job.

Top quality bikes for hire and fantastic customer service from Vern. He not only delivered the bikes to us but also pointed us in the right direction for some spectacular cycling routes in the Dales. Thoroughly recommend.

Top quality bikes for hire and fantastic customer service.

Top quality bikes for hire and fantastic customer service.

Used road bike sale

Used road bike sale

This review is way overdue - but i want to say that Vern went out of his way (literally) to deliver the bike to me at Harogate Station and pick i up after my week of cycling. The bikes were in top condition, reasonably priced, and Vern helped us out with route planning too. Highly recommend.

MTB Leader Course – 23/24 April

Our 2-day MTB Leader Course is being held in beautiful countryside close to Harrogate in North Yorkshire. We will provide you with the necessary knowledge, riding skills and continuous assessment needed to qualify you as a MTB Leader. Call Vern on 07595 460465 for further details and click here to view our course video.

Mountain Biking is associated with freedom, adventure and discovery and promotes an opportunity to explore local and national wilderness areas.  It comes as no surprise that MTB Leader training courses are in demand. Teachers, youth workers and those looking for a change in career as some of the many people we see.  But more often than not they are regular MTB riders looking for adventure and achieving sports-leadership qualification. 

Our courses are accredited to the Mountain-Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS). We aim to credit riders with either a Level 1 or Level 2 MTB Leader Award. See https://www.mias.uk for further details of what they offer.

We are accredited to the Standard Learning Credits Scheme (SLC) where funding is available to members of the military.  Without doubt now is an ideal time to become a MTB Leader. We offer the practical skills training and assessment for it to become a reality.

  • Payment for Level 1/2 Course – £225 includes Course Registration, Knowledge and Skills Training, Ride Logbooks and Course Assessment.
  • Where your friends or colleagues number at least 4 riders, then pick a bespoke course-date and we can lay on a course especially for you and your group.
  • For your convenience you can leave your own bike at home and hire one of our Marlin San Quentin hard-tail mountain bikes.
  • Check out https://www.mias.uk for more information on the MTB Leader Award and other MIAS Courses.
  • Feel free to call or email with any questions you might have OR simply fill out the no obligation contact sheet click here where you may view the courses video.

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Karl C
July 1, 2018

Great bike hire, stunning scenery!

Great bike hire, stunning scenery!

Fantastic experience. Rented a brand new trek for 3 days. Really great service and affordable.

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Grant G
August 7, 2018

All good

All good

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Morten Thybo
April 14, 2022

Perfect experience renting a road bike from Vern, I can give my best recommendations for him

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David Newcombe
October 19, 2021

My girlfriend and I hired two hardtail mountain bikes from Vern, to explore Nidderdale. Vern was fantastic - flexible with pick up and drop off, provided us with a map and was really friendly. We rode out from the pick up point and past Gouthwaite reservoir and Scar House Reservoir. The bikes dealt with terrain effortlessly and we had a lovely day out, despite rain and wind. I would recommend getting the bikes dropped at a starting point, so as to minimize the time spent on roads. Cheers, Dave

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David Koomans
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May 24, 2016

Rented a bike for the Etape du Dales sportive, and the service from Vern was excellent. Rode a great carbon Trek Emonda. Would definitely recommend cycling in the area, if you like steep climbs ;), and renting from Vern.

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Sue H
October 30, 2022

Excellent cycle hire

Excellent cycle hire

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Harry Henderson
March 16, 2021

Quick, honest and high quality repair!

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Ellen B
June 10, 2022

Cycling in Ilkley

Cycling in Ilkley

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December 30, 2022

Professional bike workshop

Professional bike workshop

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James Silson
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June 8, 2021

Massive thanks to Vern for servicing my bike. Excellent customer service and the bike feels like new. Would highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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September 10, 2021

Bike Hire

Bike Hire

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christopher hamilton
February 18, 2020

This review is way overdue - but i want to say that Vern went out of his way (literally) to deliver the bike to me at Harogate Station and pick i up after my week of cycling. The bikes were in top condition, reasonably priced, and Vern helped us out with route planning too. Highly recommend.

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Victoria W.
December 12, 2016

Vern Overton Cycling is an amazing company with the best customer serice a person could ask for when planing a cycling advernture.

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Mark Woolford
June 23, 2022

Found Vern online and organised a bike hire from overseas. It was easily organised and once on holiday collected the bike with no issues. The bike was low spec but in good condition and well maintained. Vern was helpful and knowledgeable and I strongly recommend his services.

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D Hill
July 9, 2020

Top quality bikes for hire and fantastic customer service from Vern. He not only delivered the bikes to us but also pointed us in the right direction for some spectacular cycling routes in the Dales. Thoroughly recommend.

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adil qadeer
February 23, 2019

Great place

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NickStrasburg
June 18, 2018

Hired a mountain bike

Hired a mountain bike

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LAD
December 22, 2018

Excellent Service for an Excelllent Ride in The Dales

Excellent Service for an Excelllent Ride in The Dales

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MothyTim
September 1, 2022

E-bike hire at its best!

E-bike hire at its best!

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Gilbert Harrap (Gilbert)
December 29, 2019

Brilliant service, fantastic bikes, can't recommend enough!

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David Claydon
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August 7, 2016

Back home after a fantastic weekend cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. 214km and 10 hours in the saddle. Beautiful scenery, top weather and some cheeky (hard) climbs. A big thank you to Vern Overton Cycling and the guys for the banter, and for waiting at the top!

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98petej
September 21, 2020

Road Bike Hire

Road Bike Hire

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Andrew Crabb
October 10, 2018

Thanks to Vern, I had a fantastic cycling holiday exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside for over a week without the effort, stress and carbon emissions of bringing my own bike to the UK. He set me up with a lovely road bike and couldn't have been more helpful. Communications were always prompt and friendly. There is so much cycling to be enjoyed in this area whether you stay local or venture far out into the Dales. Thoroughly recommended.

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Jas Pr
July 5, 2017

Really nice guy. Called me back after I left a message got my bike in and serviced quickly. I thoroughly recommend.

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Henry Erdozain
May 8, 2021

A really great Bike Service done by Vern Overton this week, just been out on the bike, it is working like a dream and feels like new again. Great service, good value, Vern is a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend.

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Romanciko Bueno
July 10, 2020

Would highly recommend Vern's services. Really profeciinal and friendly. Did a great job.

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Paul Sullivan
August 21, 2021

We rented 4 bikes from Vern for a couple of days. The bikes and delivery/collection service were excellent. Vern was also really flexible with timings and was very willing to share his local knowledge to advise us of appropriate MTB routes. Highly recommended.

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Gerard Mulhair
June 1, 2021

Vern has a great selection of bikes and was very helpful upon arrival. Easy access from Harrogate. Would definitely recommend

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Charlie Chappatte
August 29, 2021

Brilliant time renting 2 mountain bikes, great service and excellent hard tail mountain bikes, would highly recommend!

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Mark
September 11, 2021

Great Bikes & Service

Great Bikes & Service

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Trine J
August 13, 2019

Legendary service

Legendary service

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Patrick Rogers
October 14, 2017

World class service. Good bike. Excellent area for cycling. Brilliant. Thanks Vern.

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Rob
September 17, 2020

Vern's No.1 ranking is well deserved!

Vern's No.1 ranking is well deserved!

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Kevin B
June 10, 2022

Luckily Ilkley

Luckily Ilkley

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Paal Jakobsen
April 2, 2019

Pål from norway

Pål from norway

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Julie
September 29, 2019

Hire bikes for world championships

Hire bikes for world championships

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6thSister
May 30, 2022

Great Bike and Wonderful Support

Great Bike and Wonderful Support

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David C
September 30, 2019

Hired bike for World Champs 🌈

Hired bike for World Champs 🌈

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James Silson
June 8, 2021

Massive thanks to Vern for servicing my bike. Excellent customer service and the bike feels like new. Would highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Janny299
July 9, 2020

Top quality bikes for hire and fantastic customer service.

Top quality bikes for hire and fantastic customer service.

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nonneebee
June 27, 2019

Fantastic Service

Fantastic Service

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Morten T
April 14, 2022

Perfect experience renting road bike from Vern

Perfect experience renting road bike from Vern

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issam barhouch
October 4, 2018

Great service , very trustful and practical , Vern is one of a kind , ex army that decided to retire on two wheels

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Rachael P
October 29, 2019

Help

Help

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TMSH
August 30, 2018

Great experience with excellent equipment, great advice and professional service

Great experience with excellent equipment, great advice and professional service

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STEVEN E
August 14, 2019

First class service

First class service

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Jenifer Wallis
July 26, 2019

Incredible customer service, knowledgable, attentive and so helpful. Bike service handled professionally, diligently and speedily. Bike now runs super smooth and I'm super happy. Very highly recommended.

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Chris Kelly
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September 20, 2015

Thanks to Vern Overton Cycling for allowing me the use of a great bike for Hartlepool Big lime Triathlon. Great service. Will be using again

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Nick Rowe
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July 2, 2015