Escape the city for rides in beautiful lanes with other business professionals. Attend events and discover all things cycling with talks from speakers from the world of cycling and professional sport.
At the core of BDOVELO’s commitment to cycling and networking are our group rides which are carefully planned with the routes available in advance on GPX file. Experienced ride captains take care of navigational duties and ensure everyone enjoys their ride irrespective of ability or speed. The rides are fully supported with a following car and mechanical support from VONCRANK.
All of our rides start with light refreshments and finish with a tasty meal and a speaker from the world of cycling, ensuring plenty of time for networking before, during and after your ride enabling you to generate new business opportunities.
As with all BDOVELO activities, the focus is on chatting and getting to know your fellow members. Our events are the perfect backdrop to make that business connection that will open doors and keep your wheels in motion.
An Evening With Owen Slot and Jeremy Banning
May 3 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm£25.00
Join us for a laid-back social evening with informative speakers from the world of cycling and sports.
Our guests include Owen Slot, sports correspondent for the Times and author of The Talent Lab, an examination of the strategies used by Team GB to accomplish their incredible Olympic and Paralympic success. Owen’s book takes us behind the scenes at UK Sport and tells the stories behind the successes of athletes including Sir Chris Hoy, Ed Clancy and the Brownlee brothers.
Our second guest is Jeremy Banning, a historian and researcher specialising in the First World War. Jeremy has appeared on a number of radio and TV programmes, including the BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are”, and recently started organising cycle tours of WW1 battlefield sites. He’ll be talking about the powerful experience of cycling on the Western Front and will be happy to answer your questions, whether they relate to history or cycling.
Free for BDOVELO members, £25 for non-members.
Honourable Artillery Company
Timings to follow.
‘Thanks very much for organising a cycle event that was really well run on the day with great hospitality; breakfast was a warm welcome, the support vehicle and crew really professional, and to top it off a cracking pub lunch to continue the networking.' – Chris Roberts, Corporate Transaction Director, RBS
Senior executives from the following companies have previously attended our rides:
Action Medical Research | Active Network | Advocate Consulting | AHR | Air Partner | Alcuin Capital | Alinsky | Allen & Overy | Amara Mining PLC | AMR | Aqetas | Arena Eyewear | Aries Consultants | Backstedt Coaching | Bank of America Merrill Lynch | Bauer Media | BCPE | BDO | Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP | Bikecation | BNP Paribas | Bowmark | BRE Global | British Modern Pentathlete | BSI Group | Busaba Eathai | Caesars Entertainment | Café Direct | Camelot | Cameron McKenna Nabarro | Capita | Carat | Carter Schwartz | CBRE | Chain Reaction Cycles | Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | Citi Group | City Fibre | City Grove | Clapham Chasers | Clock to the Rock | Colt Data Centre Services | Core Capital | Criterion Capital | CycleFit | Cyclescheme | Data Driven Logistics | De-Consult Pty Ltd | Dentsu Aegis | Disney | ECI Partners | Emirat | Endurance Sports | EWP SAREG | Faircare Solutions Limited | FDU Group | Finn Cap | Fladgate | Almondy Cakes | Future Business Forum | Gateley PLC | Gowling WLG | Grass Roots Group | HiBob | HIFX | H.I.G. Capital | HSBC Bank PLC | Iconic Cycling Events | Immediate Media | Index Property | InFront Sports | Investec | Jacobs Capital | Kameleon | KBC Bank | Kings Park Capital | Le Col | Leigh Day | Living Bridge | Lloyds Banking | LMS Capital | Madison Sports Group | Marriott Harrison | Maserati | Mathy and Squire LLP | McCann Erickson | Memery Crystal | Michael Blann Photography | Michelmores | Mont Velo | Nabarro LLP | Nestle UK | Newgate Communications | Northern Fides Ltd | Octagon | Octopus Investments | Panagua Bikes | Pemberton Greenish | Pennington Manche LLP | Performance Comms | Phoenix Equity Partners Dunn | Postman | Price Bailey | Principal Global Investors | R Capital | RBS | Risk Capital Partners | Riverhill Partners | RJD Partners | Roffe Swayne | Rouleur | RPC | RR Donnelley | Rugby | Rutland Partners | Search Star | Seven Investment Management | Shoosmiths | Simmons & Simmons | Six Day | SLE | Soukias Jones Design | Sponsorship Coach | Square Up Media | Squire Patton Boggs | SR Publishing | St James's Wealth Management | Sunchaser Media | SVB | Svelte London | Synova Capital LLP | Temple Tax Chambers | TFT Consultants | The Bike Project | The Fry Group | The Weather Channel/IBM | Thomas Miller | Threshold Sports | TRO | Turner & Townsend | Velo Mechanic | Velusso | Versarien | Vislink Plc | Von Crank | Warwick Business Consultants | Withy King | Workman | Zwift