Cycling is a sport near to our hearts not just here at BDO New Zealand. We share some of our cycling stories from around our global network.
Allison Baete from BDO Brussels is currently competing in the Bikingman Championship taking place in Laos from 20 to 25 May. The challenge unites two of her passions: sport and travel. As the first ever unassisted ultra-cycling world championship, it’s the ultimate endurance test for athletes – especially as Allison is a part-time triathlete, much more used to shorter distances. Women are currently under-represented in this challenge – so she’ll be flying the flag for all BDO women as well. Please show your support for Allison by donating to her chosen charity, Big against breast cancer.
Keith Farlinger, the global head of BDO International, is a keen cyclist. So much so that on a recent trip to the BDO office in Mumbai, he and 50 members of staff took to the streets for a late night cycle ride across Mumbai. For Farlinger, the sport is more than just a means to relax and rejuvenate or bond with friends. Riding for charity has been one of the more satisfying experiences so far, he says.
BDOVELO is a networking group for business executives who love to cycle. It is all about building relationships and doing business while out riding. Off the bike there’s the opportunity to hear from cycling experts and find out about the latest trends in cycling. We are privileged to learn from the likes of Olympic athletes, technical experts, journalists and cycling business leaders. The rides take in some of the most beautiful routes and their events are held at iconic and interesting venues. Above all, it is about the networking and the events are designed to provide our clients with the opportunity to develop productive business relationships in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Find out more.