Only 90 days before the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Beverley (29 April). The race will pass through Nidderdale towards Settle and pass right by our doorstep in the picturesque village of Summerbridge. Visit www.voc.bike for details of quality bike hire, servicing and group ride leading.
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.
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
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.