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 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  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 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  If you fancy coming along for the weekend, or just the day – drop an email to [email protected] and your place will be reserved.  Please SHARE widely to attract as big an audience as possible.

“Tommy” Voekler wins Tour de Yorkshire

Congratulations to Tommy Voekler for his victory in the wind and rain on the sea front of Scarborough.  Also a special well done to Kirsten Wilde for winning the women’s race.  Both made the Tour de Yorkshire a memorable event.  If you’ve caught the bug for cycling in Yorkshire then why not give Vern Overton Cycling a call for bike hire and guiding.

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 for details of bike hire, servicing and the leading of group and individual rides.

RNLI sponsors Tour de Yorkshire!

The Tour de Yorkshire is sponsored by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.  On 29th April it will pass through the beautiful village of Summerbridge as it makes its way to the finish in Settle.  To hire a quality road bike visit

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 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 for full details on all servicing.