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Read our write ups from past events and other news from the cycling world and ambassadors.

Ride of the falling leaves

October 2021
We headed out on an informal ride into Surrey from a new venue, RHS Garden Wisley for a 31 mile route into the surrounding Surrey roads.

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Tour of Buckinghamshire

September 2021
On the first day following the start of the autumn equinox, the sun remained firmly in the ascendant for the last scheduled BDOVELO ride of the season – the Tour of Buckinghamshire, out of Harleyford Golf Club.

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Introduction to BDOVELO

August 2021
On Friday 20 August we held a special gathering to celebrate women in cycling and introducing more riders to our group.

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Our tour of the South Downs

July 2021
On our third ride of the season we took a group of riders to enjoy the West Sussex lanes.

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An evening reviewing “The Midlife Cyclist” and progress at Le Tour

July 2021
Our panel discuss Phil Cavell's new book and review the Le Tour de France.

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BDOVELO heads north

July 2021
Our annual ''Network Bike'' ride in Yorkshire.

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Our Tour of Hertfordshire

June 2021
Pro-cyclist Harry Tanfield joined us for our tour through Hertfordshire.

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Dunsfold ride - Our tour of Surrey

May 2021
Our first supported ride of the season we took a group of riders on a tour of the surrounding area in Surrey.

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An evening with coach and Propello.bike
founder Rob Wakefield

May 2021
We were joined by cyclist coach Rob Wakefield, founder of Propello.bike for an interactive Q&A session

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Denbies - Our first ride of the season

April 2021
Read BDOVELO's founder and chair, Chris Grove's review of our first ride of the season.

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An evening with Dr Scott Gardner

April 2021
From all the way from Tasmania we were joined by Dr Scott Gardner who discussed his journey as a sports scientist. A fascinating evening where we were given in-depth insight to the rise of British cycling where Scott worked with Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.

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An evening with Le Col founder Yanto Barker

April 2021
We were joined by ambassador and founder of Le Col, Yanto Barker. Yanto gave us an inspiring talk of how hard work and determination on the bike is helping him create a £100 million business.

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An evening with Adam Tranter

March 2021
We were joined by the Cycling Mayor of Coventry, Adam Tranter who discussed his history within the industry and how he has become a passionate voice to put two wheels ahead of four.

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An evening with pro cyclist Dan Bigham

March 2021
Our 2019 season finale guest, Dan Bigham, joined us to share his experiences of a frustrating 2020 as well as his ambitions for the 2021 season.

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An evening with Pure Electric

February 2021
We were joined by Tom McPhail and Chrissy Fisher from Pure Electric who discussed the growing E-bike and E-scooter market and their ambitions of establishing Pure as the go-to cycling retailer across Europe.

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An evening with world record holders Cat and Raz

February 2021
We were joined by the world record holders 'TandemWOW', who discussed their inspiring challenge of cycling around the globe on a tandem bike. Eventually beating the men's record by 17 days.

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Where's Harry?

One of our former speakers, pro-cyclist Harry Tanfield has given us an insight on his new team, Team Qhubeka Assos.

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An evening with Cyclefit

January 2021
We were joined by BDOVELO ambassadors Phil Cavell and Julian Wall who discussed what is was like being in the bike industry in a global pandemic.

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An evening with pro cyclist Harry Tanfield

December 2020
Watch the recording of our evening with Harry Tanfield and hear him discuss his career to date and the unveiling of his new team.

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Action Medical Research CycleSport Auction

September 2020
BDOVELO are pleased to spread the word of Action Medical Research and their current CycleSport Auctions, supported by Garmin, from 14 September – 4 October 2020.

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August 2020 Denbies Ride

August 2020
The opportunity was grasped by a rain-resistant group to enjoy a superb "Denbies" ride on Saturday 15th August in the Surrey Hills, guided by the BDO Chair Chris Grove.

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Life after Rouleur for Bruce Sandell

August 2020
Bruce Sandell is a NAME in the cycling industry. So, it was an absolute delight when as a BDOVELO Ambassador, Bruce offered to support the development of this year’s programme.

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Looking back at the last four years of BDOVELO with Jamie Pringle

June 2020
In 2019, Jamie Pringle joined us for a BDOVELO evening at the RAG, otherwise known as The Army and Navy Club, to share his insights into life in the world elite performance.

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BDOVELO Tour to Girona
9 - 12 October 2020

Join our Chair, Chris Grove and the group from last year’s trip in the sunny hills of Girona for what will be a fantastic three day cycling and networking trip.

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Weekly virtual rides

June 2020
Well we’re certainly facing unprecedented times, with the sporting calendar having been decimated by COVID-19 and outdoor activity still restricted.

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An exclusive Q&A and virtual ride with Nico Roche

June 2020
BDOVELO, in partnership with Trinity Sports Management, were delighted to host an exclusive Q&A and virtual ride with Nico Roche on 21st and 22nd May, raising money for NHS Combined Charities.

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Looking back at the last four years of BDOVELO with Michael Blann

June 2020
Michael Blann, highly regarded sports photographer, joined us on our Bletchingley ride in 2018 and shared with us the time, planning and effort that goes into his photography.

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Looking back at the last four years of BDOVELO - Condor “Raz” Marsden

May 2020
In 2018, BDOVELO initiated a number of rides in Richmond Park to offer our network an informal ride for time-short riders. Read more about one of the stars from that ride – Condor “Raz” Marsden.

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Looking back at the last four years of BDOVELO with Jeremy Banning

May 2020
Continuing our Looking Back series, Jeremy Banning shares with us a few thoughts on both cycling and what he has been up to recently. Not surprisingly his "guiding" year is looking somewhat fallow but perhaps our own hardships are nothing compared with life on the front line 100 years ago.

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Looking back at the last four years of BDOVELO with John McNaughton

April 2020
Whilst we wait to get back on the road, we have looked at the fantastic contributions of guest speakers from previous events. This week we heard from John McNaughton, Director of Moulton Bicycles.

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BDOVELO goes virtual

April 2020
Chair Chris Grove reviews his first virtual ride with fellow member, Nick Poulter.

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Season Opener 2020

February 2020
Team Bahrain McLaren and Matteo Cassino joined us to talk about their fascinating passions with cycling.

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Season Finale 2019

October 2019
Celebrating the end of our fourth season at the Pinarello UK store

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The final ride of 2019

October 2019
Our final ride of the 2019 season led by our Chair, Chris Grove

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BDOVELO discount at the Phynova Six Day London event

October 2019
Our discount for the BT Sport Industry Awards ‘Entertainment Experience of the Year’

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Simon Spilsbury's Ode to BDOVELO

September 2019
Our Ode from Illustrator Simon Spilsbury

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A tour of Surrey and Kent Ride with illustrator Simon Spilsbury

September 2019
Read about our latest event with illustrator - Simon Spilsbury.

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Chris Grove’s tour of the Surrey Hills

September 2019
BDOVELO chair, Chris Grove on his tour through the hills of Surrey.

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An evening with cycling fanatic and ex rugby player, Roger Uttley.

July 2019
Ex England rugby international joined us to talk about his passion for cycling

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Our tour of Buckinghamshire

June 2019
Our tour of Buckinghamshire joined by director sportive of the Zero.BC

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How can cycling improve your workplace culture?

June 2019
Founder Chris Grove discusses his passion for cycling and how it can be used to create a better work place culture.

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A Tour of West Sussex

May 2019
Our ride through a sun swept Sussex.

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An evening with an Olympic Gold medallist

May 2019
Amy Williams, MBE joined us for an evening at the stunning Oval Cricket Ground.

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Richmond Park ride

April 2019
Our training ride through Richmond Park.

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Getting back on the saddle in Surrey

April 2019
Our first ride of the 2019 season

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An evening with two speakers with different styles.

February 2019
Our first networking event of the season

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Season opener - Indoor Charity Cycling Challenge

February 2019
Indoor racing and raising money for charity

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