Vern Overton Cycling Ltd
Vern Overton Cycling Ltd
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Vern Overton Cycling hires out quality road, mountain-bikes and ebikes at the most competitive prices. Fully serviced and maintained by a qualified bike mechanic, Vern also leads and escorts groups of riders whilst providing first class repairs and maintenance on the move.
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  • James T
    3 contributions
    Great bikes and service
    Contacted Vern a few days before a planned trip to see friends in Otley hoping to get a ride in whilst visiting. He responded really quickly, was easy to communicate with and provided a great bike and all required kit for a days riding. Highly recommended.
    Thanks James for your very kind feedback.
    Written June 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • AJBharrogate_UK
    27 contributions
    Fantastic, friendly all round service
    I contacted Vern to do a full service on two of my bikes, Both specialized, an ageing Rockhopper mountain bike and a sirrus hybrid used for commuting, both were both showing a bit of age mechanically! Vern was very friendly and professional when arranging the service and for a small fee agreed to pick up the bikes, There was no hurry I pointed out as I used another bike in the meantime but both were done after a few days, Vern did a written report of any issues found and any work carried out as well as brake pad wear which was really useful. Vern dropped the bikes off and I took them both for a little test ride. Well it was like riding brand new bikes (war scars still there) they were so clean and everything felt just right, nice and tight, gear change smooth. Cant thank Vern enough and will do my best to recommend him to friends and family.
    Thank you for the very kind review. If you do find anything not right or needing a slight tweak do let me know. Once again many thanks for taking the time to leave such positive feedback.
    Written July 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Deon L
    1 contribution
    Amazing Time.
    Vern was very friendly and accomodating. The bike I hired was brilliant and in bar and new condition. Great service, great bike and great location to get around on 2 wheels. MUST see Vern for a brilliant bike hire adventure.
    Not often do we have an ex pro-rider out on one of our hire bikes, but I’m really pleased that you found our service friendly and accommodating. As you know, if we can help again in the future please let us know.
    Written August 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
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Nick D
2 contributions
Apr 2020 • Solo
I purchased a used road bike which has been amazing for me. Great condition for its age, fits me perfectly and the customer service received could not be faulted. The price was very reasonable too. All in all I would recommend this shop to anyone for advice, hire or sales.

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Written June 14, 2020
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Really pleased to hear that the bike is treating you well and fits you perfectly. When it needs a service or repair please give us a call.
Written June 19, 2020
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Susie7761
Orpington, UK80 contributions
Sep 2021
Hired an ebike for two days. I had never ridden one before and Vern gave a great explanation of how to get the best use from it. I was able to overtake my husband on his road bike on several climbs which was very satisfying! We did an average of 25 miles each day and I only used half the battery on each day. We could have covered 40 miles easily each day. It is hilly in Nidderdale and an ebike transforms the experience of riding for a non-regular cyclist. On the first day we cycled to Ripley on back roads and picked up the Nidderdale Greenway which took us to Harrogate, mostly off-road. The next day we did a brilliant run: Pateley Bridge, Lofthouse to Scar House reservoir and back as recommended by Vern. We gained 1000 feet in height but I hardly noticed it! Back was all downhill. Lovely quiet road. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience: worth every penny!
Written September 4, 2021
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Thanks for the very positive and helpful review. It’s great to know that ebike riders have the capability to ride with an experienced cyclist on a lightweight road bike. What’s very pleasing is that you chose two lovely routes, which showed off the beautiful Nidderdale at its very best. If I can help again please let me know.
Written September 6, 2021
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Rosemary G
Connecticut97 contributions
May 2022
We contacted Vern Saturday to rent bikes Sunday. He was very responsive and helpful, even brought the bikes to the train station for us. Three of us used road bikes and one used an e-bike, he helped size us and provided locks and helmets. Knowing we wanted to ride from Harrogate to Fountains Abbey, he mapped out a good route and showed us where to start. We could not have asked for better bikes or better service, it made our day so perfect. Highly recommend exploring this gorgeous area on 2 wheels and having VOC set you up and equip you. Many thanks from the four Yanks you helped Vern!
Written May 30, 2022
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Pleased to supply you with a mix of hybrid bikes and a small ebike. You were all a pleasure to help and it was an inspired idea to ride to Fountains Abbey from Harrogate Railway Station. Thanks to you I will add it to my list of recommended rides!
Written June 15, 2022
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AJBharrogate_UK
harrogate, UK27 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
I contacted Vern to do a full service on two of my bikes, Both specialized, an ageing Rockhopper mountain bike and a sirrus hybrid used for commuting, both were both showing a bit of age mechanically! Vern was very friendly and professional when arranging the service and for a small fee agreed to pick up the bikes, There was no hurry I pointed out as I used another bike in the meantime but both were done after a few days, Vern did a written report of any issues found and any work carried out as well as brake pad wear which was really useful. Vern dropped the bikes off and I took them both for a little test ride. Well it was like riding brand new bikes (war scars still there) they were so clean and everything felt just right, nice and tight, gear change smooth. Cant thank Vern enough and will do my best to recommend him to friends and family.
Written June 22, 2023
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Thank you for the very kind review. If you do find anything not right or needing a slight tweak do let me know. Once again many thanks for taking the time to leave such positive feedback.
Written July 3, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Will8868
UK5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
We hired 4 mountain bikes - all in great condition, which were delivered to our door in the morning and picked up in the evening. Vern was friendly and knowledgable. I’d highly recommend it to anyone hiring bikes for the day
Written September 5, 2021
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Really pleased that our new Marin San Quentin mountain bikes proved popular and we are due to receive more in the coming weeks. Thanks for the review.
Written September 6, 2021
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AndyTShonaL
24 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We booked a cycling break in Harrogate. Vern provided the bikes which were excellent. He delivered the bikes to our hotel and collected them at the end. All arrangements made went like clockwork. A very good experience. Would highly recommend.
Written September 10, 2021
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Thanks for the positive feedback. Harrogate is a great base for cycling and you clearly got the best out of it. See you next time …
Written September 21, 2021
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IrishLemon
Vancouver, Canada117 contributions
Jun 2022
Can't say enough the positive experience dealing with Vern. I contacted numerous bike rental agencies in the area looking for a small 47cm carbon road bike to no avail. Vern didn't have one either but he actually purchased a 47cm frame and built it for me. Unbelievable, what service! ! He also provided us some routes and was very responsive when we had an issue. The riding is amazing and challenging in the Dales with lots of punchy 18-25% climbs. Highly, highly recommend Vern Overton Cycling!
Written June 25, 2022
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Thank you for the very kind feedback. 47cm was definitely your size and I’m glad that it enabled you to tackle some of Yorkshire toughest climbs. Great to support such positive people!
Written July 1, 2022
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James T
3 contributions
May 2023
Contacted Vern a few days before a planned trip to see friends in Otley hoping to get a ride in whilst visiting. He responded really quickly, was easy to communicate with and provided a great bike and all required kit for a days riding. Highly recommended.
Written May 29, 2023
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Thanks James for your very kind feedback.
Written June 4, 2023
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Steve T
Nadi, Fiji6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We have just completed a 3 day mini cycle tour of Harrogate and the surrounding area with fabulous bikes hired from Vern Overton Cycling. The bikes were in great condition and Vern was even kind enough to offer a suggested route (Scar House Reservoir) which we took him up on. Hiring the bikes was a simple process with delivery and collection arranged to / from our B&B. Thoroughly recommended.
Written July 30, 2020
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You certainly made the most of your trip and I’m pleased that we were able to bring the bikes right to your B&B. Hope to see you again.
Written August 6, 2020
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Deon L
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Vern was very friendly and accomodating. The bike I hired was brilliant and in bar and new condition. Great service, great bike and great location to get around on 2 wheels. MUST see Vern for a brilliant bike hire adventure.
Written August 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Not often do we have an ex pro-rider out on one of our hire bikes, but I’m really pleased that you found our service friendly and accommodating. As you know, if we can help again in the future please let us know.
Written August 31, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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