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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Mark Langley
3 contributions
May 2021
I hired a road bike from Vern Overton to do the 2021 Struggle Dales sportive as I was concerned my road bike was not geared low enough for the 6 climbs on this event. Vern provided an immaculate (Trek Emonda with Shimano 105) bike that rode all day on some stunning terrain without the hint of a glitch. Easy to organise. Thank you
Written May 31, 2021
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We had recently taken ownership of a number of Trek Emonda SL Disc and knew that it would be well suited to riding the Struggle Dales Sportive. You are quite right the bikes are immaculate. If I can help with a bike in the future do please let me know.
Written June 4, 2021
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6thSister
London, UK94 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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Libby A
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Vern and his wife were incredibly helpful all weekend, dropping the bikes off at our accommodation, and even poping back to help us with the right tools to get our bikes set up perfectly.

The bikes themselves were fantastic, we highly recommend electric bikes for exploring the dales, as they allowed us to see so much of the countryside without exhausting us by the end of the day! The batteries lasted really well and Vern supplied chargers so they could be ready to go every morning.

If we're ever back in the neighbourhood we will definitely be booking bikes with Vern again!
Written June 2, 2021
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I’m really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Nidderdale and used our ebikes for your daily transport. You are absolutely correct - ebikes are highly recommended for exploring the Dales and enjoying the beautiful countryside. If you come to North Yorkshire again in the future, do please let us know.
Written June 4, 2021
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Rob
London, UK6 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
We rented high-spec 3 road bikes from Vern for a week of cycling in the Dales. The bikes were well maintained, loaned at a very affordable price, and Vern went out of his way to help us out. Cheers Vern, I have no doubt that we will be back!
Written September 17, 2020
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Thank you. I’m glad that we could help with some quality hire bikes.
Written September 27, 2020
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Susie7761
Orpington, UK79 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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IrishLemon
Vancouver, Canada114 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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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
21 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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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.

Thank you
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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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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