Are you the next secret millionaire? – pitch your ideas live to Dragons Den judge Piers Linney

Piers Linney will be our special guest in a bonus edition of An Audience With... as part of Bike Week.

Piers Linney is a British businessman and investor. He has been recognised as one the top 100 Black Britons and is known as a champion of entrepreneurship and growth businesses.

He is best known for being a 'dragon' on the BBC Two series Dragons' Den, and has also appeared on the Channel 4 series The Secret Millionaire in 2011, where he worked in Wolverhampton at a Young Offenders' institution.

He has been named in the top 20 of Financial Times' list of the 'Top 100 minority ethnic leaders in technology' as well as featuring in the top 100 BAME Leaders in Business.

Piers is also content creator and public speaker, focused on supporting entrepreneurs with ambitions to start-up or grow their businesses as part of his #ScaleUp initiative.

He also loves mountain biking.

He is an investor for the recently launched Atherton Bikes, and supports trails in The Dirt Factory, Manchester.  

Now he'll be sharing his wisdom with Cycling UK. 

Anna Glowinski will be talking bikes and business with Piers, along with the effect of lockdown on cycling and employers - plus his own fascinating career.

It can’t be denied that Piers has his finger on the pulse and is in high demand to give business advice and lead courses.

With cycle businesses booming, and Cycling UK's number of website visitors doubling, it certainly is exciting times for the industry.

Piers will be sharing his comments on the new wave of cycling business.

Pitch your cycling ideas to Piers

Not only will we get an insight into the world of Piers Linney, but you will have the opportunity to take part in Cycling UK's exclusive Bike Week game 'Put it to Piers'.

So if you're a creative and/or inventor who has had a cycling themed idea but no clear plan - share it live and Piers will give you some business direction.

Will it be a “That'll cross the finish line”, “Needs some team work” or “EMERGENCY STOP!”? 

Submit to find out - send your idea in no more than 200 words and a picture to

Save the date for this special Bike Week viewing -Tuesday 9 June 7pm on the Cycling UK Facebook page.