Mountain Bike Leader Courses

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.

“Hen Party” Mountain-biking

Another successful Hen party Weekend at the Fewston mountain-bike trail near to Harrogate in North Yorkshire. We turned up with all the bikes, gave instruction on cycling skills and provided rider safety. With a champagne lunch afterwards, the day was a great success. See for details.

Mountain-biking in Yorkshire

Another stag-do enjoying one of our guided mountain-bike rides along the tracks and trails of North Yorkshire. Fully serviced bikes available for rent at competitive prices, see Coming shortly – road and MTB events to suit improvers and those looking for an additional challenge.

‘The Travel Hack’ – Monica Stott

Cycling in Yorkshire

I was then back in the car and drove from Scarborough to Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire where I was going to be cycling part of the Tour de Yorkshire route!

I arrived a little early so had a walk around the incredible balancing rock formations. The rocks are nearly 30 feet high and they look like a giant perfectly placed them all in these balancing structures.

My guide for the ride was Vern Overton from Vern Overton Cycling, a local guide who offers bike hire, guiding and also coaching. It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden a road bike but Vern’s kind encouragement had me feeling confident again and I loved our ride through the winding country lanes.

I was a bit unlucky with the weather here as it was grey and cloudy and I couldn’t see the Yorkshire landscape in all its glory so it’s definitely a place I need to go back to.

Cycling Tour of North Yorkshire

Just finished two days of cycling, riding over 150 miles of North Yorkshire.  Working alongside ‘Challenge Central’ we guided riders from the IHG Foundation based across Europe.  Starting in the centre of Leeds, we eventually arrived in York after visiting some of the most iconic sites in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Cycling Tour

Another great weekend of cycling in North Yorkshire.  Almost 200 km covered over quiet roads, many of which were used during the TDF and recent Tour de Yorkshire.  All thanks to some great local characters and friends from the South of England.

Coaching Cycling in Majorca

A great few days of cycling in Majorca!  Sunshine, quiet roads and a top sports hotel; it couldn’t be better.  For Scott and Jill it is about increasing their self-confidence on two wheels and the climb and descent of the Lluc Monastery certainly achieved that for Scott.  Maybe next time we can attempt the climb of La Calobra?

Tour de Yorkshire Cycling Festival

Great day today in Harrogate with the culimination of both the mens and womens stages of the Tour de Yorkshire.  Met many cyclists and like-minded people in the Cycling Festival and will be set-up in the Harrogate Fan Zone throughout the final stage tomorrow.

Repair and servicing of bikes

Just completed the repair and servicing of 20 road-bikes and 6 mountain bikes.  Staff and students at the Army Foundation College are now free to make the most of the better weather and get out on their bikes.

A unique gift for Christmas or other special occasion?

We are offering an escorted bike-ride over some of the premier roads used in this years Tour of Yorkshire. Our quality bikes come with a helmet, bottle-cage, pump, spare tubes etc and are fully serviced and ready to go. You can decide to enjoy your bike-ride straight-away or wait for the better weather to arrive; it is entirely up to you. There are three generous gift packages available which reflect the duration of the ride and your budget. They are;

• An escorted bike ride of up to 2 hours with a bike of your choice from our hire fleet. The route will be tailored to meet your personal fitness and aspirations and should be great fun. Cost is £59.

• An escorted bike ride of up to 4 hours – riding  one of our light-weight carbon-fibre Trek Emonda road-bikes. Price includes a cafe-stop and ride nutrition (bars and sports drinks) with a qualified ride coach and cycle mechanic in attendance throughout. Cost is £99.

• All of the above with up to 6 hours – of escorted riding in the Yorkshire Dales with a stop for lunch and coffee stops also included. A memorable days cycling over some breathtaking scenery. Cost is £139.


For a short time only – we are offering a Full Annual Service for your bike at only £80 (normally £95) plus any parts that are needed. We will of course discuss anything that your bike needs before we order and fit them. Other services are available – please see our website at for full details.