Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo Networking Ride

Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo Networking Ride

Regular price £20


The extremely popular annual Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo is a business networking cycling event open to any like-minded business person who wants to meet and connect - all while enjoying a ride out in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. 

Date: The 2018 event has now passed
Location: Utopia at Broughton Hall

Rider Manual

Guests who have signed up to the Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo can access their Rider Manual, containing all the info they need to take part in the event.



About Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo

With an office full of avid cycling fanatics and a bike-mad client list to boot, Appleyard Lees launched their annual cycling event in 2016.

What better way to bring everyone together than a day out of the office in the Yorkshire countryside enjoying the views by bike and networking with like-minded cyclists  – all the while raising money for charity.

The event has since grown, and for 2018, leading accountancy firm BDO has joined forces with Appleyard Lees to create an even better event with more opportunities to network across business sectors. 

Appleyard Lees BDO Velo

The Route 

Whilst the ride is focused on business networking, the popular Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo route also offers stunning scenery and takes in some beautiful views in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

The route also offers the chance to test yourself against our Strava Segments of the day: Malham Cove climb and Netherghyll Lane climb. With expert ride leaders hosting groups for varying abilities, Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo creates a fully inclusive day for riders of mixed ability. 

On The Day 

  • Join the Appleyard Lees - BDO teams for coffee and croissants in Utopia, Broughton Hall, from 8:30am
  • Enjoy the stunning, signposted route with friendly groups led by expert ride leaders
  • Plenty of opportunity to meet new people, both on and off the bike – our inaugural ride was commended for its focus on networking
  • Fuel up at our mid-ride feed station including optimal sports nutrition 
  • Feel safe in the knowledge there’s expert mechanical support out on the route
  • Relax and reflect with your fellow riders back at HQ over a buffet lunch

Appleyard Lees BDO Velo


Appleyard Lees - BDO Velo are proud supporters of the Help for Heroes charity. This year your entry fee will be donated to Help for Heroes to aid this great charity in continuing to support wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, Veterans and their families. You can direct any additional donations to Help for Heroes via our Just Giving page.


Utopia at Broughton Hall is a stunning cafe located on the Broughton Hall estate, designed to service the large cohort of business professionals with offices on site. Open to the public as a cafe selling freshly made, gourmet food, it's a great place to hold business lunches and meetings. 

Utopia at Broughton Hall

What’s Included

  • Morning tea/coffee and croissants
  • Nutrition bundle (OTE Water Bottle, Bar, Gel)  
  • Choice of ride groups
  • Fully-signposted route
  • Experienced ride leaders
  • Mechanical support 
  • Feed stations stocked with sports nutrition 
  • Business networking
  • Buffet lunch
  • Struggle Events finishers' bottle

Appleyard Lees BDO Velo

About Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm of patent and trade mark attorneys and specialist solicitors, providing clients worldwide with a full spectrum of advice and a fully integrated approach to all aspects of IP.

About BDO

BDO is the world’s leading accountancy firm with offices in the UK as well as worldwide.