Reviews & Testimonials

“Great corporate trip out with the excellent Yorkshire Velo Tours team. The organisation was superb, the riding was tough but enjoyable and our team all had a great day out exploring Yorkshire by bike. Thanks again and look forward to another group ride in the future!”

Rider Tom Ashurst, Welcome to Yorkshire - March 2017

“The organisation was brilliant and the team had a thoroughly good time (despite the drizzle). Best of all was the support vehicle, we felt pro despite being far from it!”

Rider Alex Hooker, Welcome to Yorkshire - March 2017

“Excellent guided ride with support vehicle/mechanic. Super friendly. Great opportunity to experience classic dales riding and climbs --- a route which I wouldn't have attempted by myself. A really great day out!”

Rider Carl Smith, Ilkley, September 2016

"'Ilkley into the Dales’ tour 2016
Accommodation: 5/5
Routes: 5/5
Ride leading: 5/5”

Rider Brian Hastie, Scotland, July 2016

“Our weekend outing with Ilkley-based Yorkshire Velo Tours was memorable for all the right reasons.”

“Cycling doesn’t get much more picturesque than this.”

“If you haven’t yet cycled in God’s own country, don’t you think it’s time you did?”

Victoria Bowskill, Vamper.cc, London, June 2016 - Article

“Joining instructions were spot on and I arrived at the hotel car park to be warmly greeted by Charles and offered coffee whilst my bike was thoroughly checked over by mechanic and support vehicle driver Chris. After the briefing we set off on our 55 mile adventure taking in some beautiful Yorkshire countryside and some challenging yet very rewarding climbs. Ride leaders Mel, Jayne and Charles looked after us very well and Chris was always at hand in the support van carrying plentiful supplies of water and some very tasty snacks. A thoroughly enjoyable day and one that I would recommend to all keen cyclists - much better value than a sportive!”

Rider Tony Leighton, Solihull, May 2016

“As a way to discover the region they (Saturday challenge rides) are an absolute gem and wholeheartedly recommended”

“Beyond guiding, YVT will also hook you up with great local accommodation and the comfort you’ll only get from knowing your trip, be it for a day or a weekend, is being handled by someone with a genuine passion to share the best of the area with his guests”

Dan Atkinson, North Yorkshire Cycling May 2016 - Article

“What a ride! Charles and his ride leaders met us at the Wheatley pub and while we got our caffeine, our bikes were given a thorough checkover. Really good leaders - Mel, Jayne & Charles, who were very supportive especially on those cobbles. Knowing Chris Hope was just behind us with a well stocked van of snacks (including homemade brownies), drinks and expertise to sort any mechanicals was great. Can thoroughly recommend this if you enjoy challenging cycling through a beautiful part of England”

Rider Ian Grant, Addingham, May 2016

““Stunning views of both Wharfedale and Nidderdale and a warm glow of satisfaction inside"

“I know I’ll be aching the next day, but it’s a terrific way to spend a morning”

“Ilkley has no shortage of good pubs and restaurants"

"It’s an inviting prospect. For £195, Londoners can enjoy a weekend’s cycling led by an experienced member of Charles’ enthusiastic and friendly team – with full mechanical back-up in the event of any technical problems””

London Evening Standard Article on cycling in Yorkshire & YVT, April 2016

“A really fabulous trip, made special (and warmer) by the attention to detail and support from Yorkshire Velo Tours”

Rider Paul Jones, Ilkley, May 2016

“I highly recommend Charles and his team if you want to experience some of Yorkshire’s best roads”

Peter Cossins, Contributing Editor at Pro Cycling Magazine,
contributor to cyclingnews.com. April, 2016

“A big thank you to Charles and YVT for a really well organised and intelligently thought out route which was tailored to suit the group ability. Great to conquer some of those famous Yorkshire climbs and all in the knowledge that we’re in the hands of an experienced team so no worries about taking a wrong turn! Spectacular vistas and great café stops en-route. I’ll be back for more!”

Rider Nigel Tapper, Ilkley, Oct 2015

“The route was cleverly planned across some lovely quiet minor roads , the highlight of the ride being one of the big climbs from the Tour Of Britain , in the tracks of Sir Bradley etc. The view from the top was amazing and well worth the effort involved. Without doubt one of the best rides of the year for me”

Rider John Tate, Ilkley, September 2015

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