'Cycling Events'

£ P.O.Aper personShared twin/double

"Professional, caring, well organised and very knowledgeable hosts who kept us all extremely safe in the poor conditions. The hotel and restaurant were very welcoming and great quality.
Memories I will never forget!"

Colin Kimmins, Lendlease UK

"I was looking for someone to help me host an event that offered a quality service with attention to detail. Charles and his team were able to meet this brief perfectly. Charles was able to help me work through options well and had good connections for catering locally. The full team interacted with our guests brilliantly and made them feel very welcome. Would recommend!"

Alex Stork, Business Development Manager, Overbury


Why not consider a cycling based day or half day for your business or organisation? We have partnered up with a number of venues around Yorkshire to offer a range of bespoke cycling days ranging from small team away days to mini sportive events.

A unique cycling experience or challenge can enhance lives, strengthen relationships and offer a true sense of adventure and shared achievement – all key ingredients for the perfect corporate hospitality or team building event.

Whether you are considering organising an unforgettable team building exercise or creating an event to entertain your clients, we can make sure it exactly fits your requirements

For literally the cost of a good dinner you can enjoy a day’s cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, what better way to treat your clients or team! Previous clients include: Lendlease UK, Overbury plc, Mentha Capital (Amsterdam), Banana Kick and RSM.

Why a cycling event?

Cycling has all the ingredients to provide you with the perfect social group activity.

Anyone can take part in a corporate cycling adventure whilst at the same time it promotes:

Healthy Living
We believe that a healthy lifestyle equals a healthy mind. A cycling event may well be the target to encourage your staff and clients to get that old bike out of the shed and hit the road. A few hours in the saddle doesn’t have to be difficult but it will be a challenge for some. Sharing such experiences and getting fit with colleagues will foster the common goal of a healthier, happy team.

Look at the achievements of Team SKY in recent years. Chris Froome always emphasises that teamwork is crucial to his success at the Tour de France. Cycling is the embodiment of team work and no finer way to get your team working hard together in a relaxed and friendly environment.

For most people who book our rides, the routes take them somewhere they’ve never been before. Many people are overwhelmed with the scenery and views they experience, only a few miles from the cities of Leeds and Bradford. Let YVT take you on an adventure into the hidden gems of Yorkshire on a bike!

Create a shared challenge and achievement and use this as the focus of your company’s annual charitable work. A charity cycling event is an excellent way to engage and motivate your staff and raise awareness about your chosen charity both across your company and your clients.

Great PR
An excellent to get exposure across your client base and industry. Let your bespoke cycling event provide your staff and clients with a day to remember, perhaps by raising money for your chosen charity also by telling everyone about it!

Cycling is actually great fun both for those new to the activity to hardened athletes alike!

What do we offer?

We always meet with prospective clients to talk through and design an event that is right for your business.

As a guide, this is a typical cycling event:

You have the option to have Simon Warren, 100 Greatest Climbs fame, as your ride guide.




Start and finish at a venue that fits your requirements, in the past we have used The Wheatley Arms in Ilkley, The Coniston Hotel near Skipton, the Sawley Arms and Harrogate Cricket Club.

A pre-ride breakfast in the conference room with options to use the audio visual facilities for company presentation / welcome.

Each rider will be given a drink and nutrition pack comprising a Yorkshire Velo Tours water bottle, energy gels, flapjack and a banana.


The Ride

We have a wide range of tried and tested routes and we will choose the most appropriate for your riders.

Often it works best to have two options: a shorter less strenuous route for those newer to cycling and a more challenging route for the regular cyclists.

Each group of riders will be led by an experienced local ride leader. Our team mechanic will also drive a support vehicle to accompany the riders, so it will feel a bit like riding in a team on the Tour de France! There will be regular stops and water and food will be available to sustain the riders on route. If anyone is really struggling with the ride, there is space for people and bikes in the support vehicle, so they can always hop onboard.

What's Included?


Before the ride our Cytech qualified team mechanic will perform a bike check for each rider and provide any technical advice as required If riders don’t have their own bikes, bike hire is available.

The Cafe Stop

No cycle ride in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a great cafe stop to enjoy homemade food and drink. We have several tried and tested cafes to stop at, which we book ahead ready for our arrival.


Return to round the day off with drinks and food

You will receive an online album of photographs of your cycling event taken by our professional photographer

Custom Merch


Custom drinks bottles; your own company cycle jersey. We use an Ilkley based supplier for our cycling kit and we can work with you to design a jersey for each rider to wear and take home as a souvenir of the day



Enjoy evening dinner or stay overnight



Standard conference facilities available, also the option of post-ride massage for guests