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  • What are we about?

About us

BDOVELO is a networking group for executives across different sectors and specialisms who want to combine business networking with an interest in cycling.

Our founding members

Each of our Founding Members has found success in the world of cycling or business, and sometimes both. Above all, they share a love of and desire to promote cycling.

Yanto Barker Tim Stemp Rachael Elliot Chris Grove
Bruce Sandell Jerry Buhlman Alan Jacobs


Who you will meet

Our events attract business executives from a wide range of businesses and industry sectors. We also regularly have people from the wider cycling industry join us either as speakers or just to join the peleton, guaranteeing vibrant events where you will meet interesting people that you can do business with.   


Previous Speakers

All of our rides and evening events feature speakers from the world of cycling. Here is a selection of the people who have spoken at recent BDOVELO events.

Jody Cundy

Double Paralympic gold medallist and multiple track cycling world champion

Will Fotheringham

Guardian cycling correspondent, Rouleur magazine contributor and author of multiple well-received books on cycling, including “Bradley Wiggins: My Time”

Michael Blann

Acclaimed sports photographer and author of “Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs”

Magnus Backstedt

Paris-Roubaix winner and professional cycling coach

Peter Winterbottom

Former Lions and England rugby player and organiser of charity cycle rides including Clock to the Rock

Phil Cavell

Director of CycleFit and one of the UK’s leading authorities on the science of bike fitting

John Macnaughton

Director of Moulton Bikes

Callum Skinner

A gold and silver medallist in track sprint at the Rio Olympics, Callum also won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth games earlier this year

Stephen Holt

Ex-commercial director of Cyclescheme

Mike Mellor

Owner of Quella Bicycle and the Street Velodrome series

Andrew Gilligan 

Sunday Times journalist and former London cycling commissioner responsible for implementing Cycle Superhighways

Hugh Roberts 

CEO of the Sweetspot Group, organisers of the Tour of Britain

Heather Fell

Olympic medallist, Cannondale Girls team member and presenter for the Global Triathlon Network

Bryan Steel

Double Olympic medallist, coach and founder of the Bryan Steel Academy race team

Phil Bayton

“The Staffordshire Engine”, former Raleigh team member and pro cycling team manager

Owen Slot

Sports correspondent for The Times and author of The Talent Lab

Jeremy Banning 

An expert on the history of the First World War. Jeremy has appeared on a number of radio and TV programmes, and recently started organising cycle tours of battlefield sites

Yanto Barker 

Ex-pro rider and owner of Le Col cycling clothing company

Rob Penn

Journalist, author and TV presenter

Phil O’Connor

Founder of Sportivephoto