Backing passion and teamwork
Many of our clients and staff are passionate cyclists. As part of our pledge to back people in and out of the office, we thought it was only fitting to support cycling and events that see riders of all abilities participating in challenging and rewarding rides.
Our commitment begins with our youngest riders - with support for cyclist skills training in primary schools - right through to some of the highest profile events in New Zealand.
BDO Partner, Rachel Shoebridge shares how BDO supports cycling right across New Zealand. Our commitment begins with our youngest riders, right through to some of the highest profile events in New Zealand.
BDO are proud sponsors of the following events, where you'll see Partners, staff and clients taking on these challenges:
BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
November 30 2019
BDO is proud to be the naming right sponsors of New Zealand's largest cycling event. The BDO LakeTaupo Cycle Challenge has a number of different races to suit every rider.
BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge
January 25 2020
This event is a premier road cycle event with over 1,100 competitive and recreational cyclists enjoying the day. It has 148km of magnificent mountain and rural scenery passing through 11 Taranaki townships. Enter as a solo rider or in a team, there is also a 74 km option.
March 2 - 8 2020
The Crankworx World Tour is where ordinary humans perform the extraordinary and launch into the realm of the unimaginable, riding faster, climbing further, flying higher and going bigger than what was once thought to be possible.
BDO Tour of Northland
March 19 - 22 2020
The event will follow Northland’s fully sealed Twin Coast Discovery Highway which touches New Zealand’s essence: unsurpassed nature estate, scenery, fishing, diving, walks, culture and heritage, golf, food, wine and people. You will discover New Zealand in a nutshell. All abilities are welcome to participate – elite riders, competitive masters, weekend warriors, cycling tourists, and social or corporate groups – this is a fun few days with a great bunch.
SBS Bank Tour of Southland
November 1 -7 2020
The 2019 Tour of Southland (NZ’s premier professional cycle race) starts with the team time trial around Invercargill’s Queens Park on November 3. Racing nearly 1000km on the roads of Southland and Central Otago and concluding with the winners’ ceremony in Invercargill on Gala St on November 7.
Gisborne Cycle Skills in Schools
Throughout the year
The BDO Gisborne Cycle Skills Training programme has been in operation for five years and is an initiative close to our hearts. Over this time we have developed close working relationships with our key programme partners Cycle Gisborne, Sport Gisborne-Tairawhiti and the New Zealand Police, to deliver a skills training programme focused on equipping tamariki with the right skills to be confident and capable cyclists.
In the past we have sponsored: