Our networking events are guaranteed to provide a memorable cycling experience, whether on or off the bike.

BDOVELO 2024 Events programme

Velodrome session

Location: London
Venue:  Lee Valley Velo Park

Time: 4:00pm
Date: 6th March 2024
Cost: £75
Booking link: CLOSED

Ride 1: Road

Location: Chilterns
Venue: Harleyford Golf Club

Time: 10:00am
Date: 10th April 2024
Cost: £75
Booking link: Book here

For our first fully supported networking ride of the season we have a great route exploring the quiet, meandering roads of the Chiltern Hills and the flat lands of the scenic Thames Valley. The route is 43 miles / 70km with 2368ft / 721m of climbing and the ride is led by experienced ride captains, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or a pro, no one gets left behind! Back at Harleyford Golf Club we’ll have access to the changing room facilities and showers before enjoying a two course meal in the clubhouse restaurant - A chance to debrief on the ride and network with the group.

Ride 2: Road

Location: Richmond Park
Venue: Roehampton Gate Car Park

Time: 9:30am
Date: 10th May 2024
Cost: £10
Booking link:

There are two different rides available:

  1. Richmond Park Laps

    Ideal for all those who haven’t been on a BDOVELO ride before, are coming back from injury/illness or are looking for a shorter ride at a chatty pace. An 11km lap of Richmond Park takes in the low traffic roads around the perimeter of the historic royal hunting ground. We’ll all ride together and regroup at the top of any climbs. As we’re riding laps, you can ride as many or as few as you like before heading for the café.

  2. Surrey Heath Ride (c.70km / 250m elevation)

    Also setting off through Richmond Park, we’ll ride through Bushey Park and along the River Thames to Surrey Heath. After a climb through Chobham Common, lined with vibrant yellow gorse flowers, we’ll take in the picturesque Shepperton Lock before joining everyone at the café.

Evening Event (London) - 6th June

Location: London
Venue:  VIA Atelier, Coal Drops Yard

Time: 6:30pm
Date: 6th June 2024
Cost: £30
Booking link:

In June we are returning to VIA Atelier for another evening of networking with a cycling tilt. For those of you who joined us for the season launch you will know what a fantastic cycling venue VIA is. So, we are very excited to return in the summer, when hopefully we’ll have the doors open and be basking in the late evening sun, whilst sharing a few drinks with friends, colleagues and new business acquaintances. 

On the bill we have Matthew Falconer, an ultra-cyclist, who is preparing to ride the Transcontinental Race in July. The self-supported bike packing race starts in Roubaix, France and travels through Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo before finally finishing in Istanbul, Turkey. If that wasn't enough, racers have to research, plan and navigate their own routes. Matthew, a 'normal guy' doing extraordinary things, has already ridden the race five times before, the first one in 2016. He will share his stories of adventure, self-reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement whilst racing over 4000km.

Following Matthew we will hear from Professor Robert Thomas, a full-time NHS Consultant Oncologist and teacher at Cambridge University. As a keen cyclist himself Robert will be sharing some of his expert knowledge around nutrition and how to prepare for a ride and improve performance, and also why exercise and specifically cycling have great health benefits as well as addressing the actual (and mythical) risks of prolonged time spend in the saddle, for example osteoporosis and prostate cancer, and how to mitigate against them.

Ride 3: Road

Location: Hertfordshire
Venue: Aldenham Golf Club 

Time: 1:00pm
Date: 19th June 2024
Cost: £75
Booking link:

Ride 4: Road

Location: Isle of Wight
Venue:  Portsmouth Harbour - Ryde Pier (Lunch at the Wight Mouse Inn)

Time: Train from London Waterloo: 08:00am / Meet at The Fastcat Terminal at Portsmouth Harbour at 09:45am 
Date: 29th June 2024
Cost: PAYG / Ferry crossing reserved at £25.20pp
Booking link: RSVP to to register your interest

If you thought Tavira was BDOVELO's only overseas trip this year, you'd be wrong. Join us for a voyage over The Solent to ride the iconic loop around the Isle of Wight. Something every cyclist should do at least once and a wonderful way to experience all that the island has to offer. Stunning coastal views, quiet roads, rolling countryside and endless beaches. 

After meeting at Portsmouth Harbour and taking the fastcat over the water, we'll disembark at Ryde and pedal along the UK's oldest pier to start our adventure. From there, we'll make our way to Bembridge Harbour and tackle the island's biggest hills before stopping for lunch at The Wight Mouse Inn, sitting out in their glorious garden, if the weather allows. Setting off once again, we head along the south coast on the Military Road with it's incredible views over to Tennyson Down and The Needles. At Yarmouth, we'll ride along the beach, then take the floating bridge at Cowes, before winding our way back to Ryde and a quick hop back to the mainland to finish our travels.

Places are limited so RSVP early to avoid disappointment. 

Ride 5: Tracks & trails

Location: Surrey
Venue: The Cricketers, Pirbright

Time: 2:00pm
Date: 18th July 2024
Cost: £75
Booking link: TBC

Ride 6: Road Surrey

Location: Surrey
Venue: Cranleigh Golf Club

Time: 10:00am
Date: 13th September 2024
Cost: £75
Booking link: TBC

Evening event, season finale

Location: London
Venue: TBC

Time: 6:30pm
Date: 28th November 2024
Cost: £30
Booking link: TBC


Our group rides are led by experienced ride captains who take care of navigational duties and make sure each rider has a great experience. Our rides finish with dinner and a speaker from the world of cycling, ensuring plenty of time for networking before, during and after the ride.


BDOVELO Networking Events

Our evening events take place at iconic venues in central London. Drinks, canapés and interesting guest speakers ensure an enjoyable evening and a great business networking environment.


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