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.

AND/OR

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 www.voc.bike for full details.

Bike Transit Box – VO Cycling

Take the stress out of travelling with your bike and hire a robust and light-weight EVOC Bike Box from VO Cycling. As well as offering you protection for your bike, there is loads of room for shoes, helmet and cycling nutrition and even a few days supply of clothing. Cost is £6 per day and an email to www.voc.bike will reserve your bike box today.

 

Road Cycling in Yorkshire

Just spent 2 great days cycling with a number of like-minded people.  Saturday saw over 100 km ridden over some iconic roads winding through the Yorkshire Dales.  After a few drinks in Harrogate, Sunday was always going to be about recovery, but with blustery winds the ride out to Eavingwold was probably more testing than the previous day.

Yorkshire Bike Tour: 6/7 August!

Aside from the social plan, it seems a good time to remind everyone of the ride timings.  We will set off at 9am on Saturday 6th August from the car park at the Wellington Inn at Darley, just 9 miles west Harrogate.  Saturday will include a 70 mile loop of the Yorkshire Dales and Sunday will see around 50 flat-miles out towards York.  Speed will be at the pace of the slowest rider and any “racing snakes” are welcome to ride off ahead.  Stops for coffee and cake are mandatory and you will quickly realise what the fuss is about cycling in North Yorkshire.

Anyone that needs to hire a quality road bike can make a reservation at www.voc.bike.  Look forward to seeing you.

Mill View Barns

Thoughtfully designed and beautifully built quality accommodation right on the Way of the Roses cycle-way in the heart of Yorkshire.  Two bright and cosy barns with luxury fixtures and fittings, each sleeping four people.  Amongst the wealth of facilities the barns even offer secure integrated bike storage and home-baking on arrival.  Visit the Partners Page at www.voc.bike for this and other exceptional accommodations.

Weekend Road-Cycling: 6/7 August

Calling all road cyclists – I am hosting a weekend of bike riding retracing some of the roads used during the 2014 TDF.  The emphasis will be on having fun and riding together as a group.  The plan is to complete around 65 miles through the Dales on the Saturday and a ride out on flatter roads towards York on the Sunday.

There is no charge to participants, other than their accommodation and feeding costs.  The area around Harrogate boasts a wealth of accommodation beds and some of the best hotels and B&Bs are listed on the Partners Page on www.voc.bike.  If you fancy coming along for the weekend, or just the day – drop an email to vern@voc.bike and your place will be reserved.  Please SHARE widely to attract as big an audience as possible.

New Hire Bikes from VO Cycling.

We have added to our range of adult carbon fibre road bikes and created a new range of road and MTB for kids (aged 10-15 years).  These are genuine light-weight bikes which mirror the full size versions ridden by adults.  See www.voc.bike for details of bike hire, servicing and the leading of group and individual rides.

VO Cycling in Nidderdale

imageOnly 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.

Bike Servicing and Repairs in Harrogate

A bike is like any other machine with moving parts, it must be serviced and maintained to ensure continued trouble free use.  VO Cycling has just completed a Full Service on 6 road bikes belonging to the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.  See www.voc.bike for full details on all servicing.

Great Mountain-biking near Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

VO Cycling was asked by Yorkshire Water (the owners) to test ride the mountain-bike track near Harrogate’s Fewston Reservoir.  Workmen had been carrying out safety improvements and a longer term project to stop erosion caused by months of wet weather.  The track is brilliant for both adults and kids alike and well worth a visit.  See www.voc.bike for details of bike hire, delivery and collection.