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Legendary Joyriding Culinary Weekend

Isle of Wight, 23-25 April 2021

Sharing a mutual respect for dedication, precision and excellence, the worlds of professional cycling and gastronomy join for the first time this September. Bringing together legends of both disciplines for an epic weekend of eating, drinking and riding, LeBlanq is the ultimate joyriding experience; coupling Michelin-standard hospitality from the world’s best chefs with unique cycling experiences, led by greats of the sport.

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Curated and created with cycling icon Sean Yates (Tour de France winning Directeur Sportif) and culinary innovator Ashley Palmer-Watts (Ex-Executive Chef of Fat Duck Group), LeBlanq has been developed with two of the most respected names in cycling and gastronomy to create the ultimate luxury joyriding getaways. Starting with a blank canvas of a weekend, the team picks a beautiful cycling and culinary destination, pairs up a legendary rider with a world class chef, and lets them lead an unforgettable three day celebration of the journey to the top of their craft.

Offering unparalleled intimate access to eat, drink and ride with some of the biggest characters in cycling and gastronomy, LeBlanq: 01 will be taking place Sept 25-27 on the Isle of Wight for 100 guests only based at a beautiful spa hotel. The first weekend will be led by two of the most charismatic names to ever grace a bike and kitchen: 5 time Olympic Gold medallist and Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, and 2 Michelin Star chef patron of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc OBE.

Riding alongside a team of ex-professional riders that includes Olympian Joanna Rowsell MBE, Adam Blythe, Chris Lillywhite, Annie Emmerson and Matt Stephens, the weekends rides include various distance fully supported island round-trips, the inaugural 1988 time trial, and a leisurely Sunday morning cafe stop ride. Each morning begins with a delicious fuelling breakfast exclusively created by Italian cooking sensation Francesco Mazzei. The Saturday evening highlight is the incredible Tour de Feast dinner by Blanc and Palmer-Watts, and capping off the evening is a unique fireside chat and whisky tasting with Yates and Wiggins. LeBlanq: 01 is legendary joyriding, how the very best do it. Less blood, sweat and tears. More champagne cheers.

‘Legendary Joyriding’ weekend brings together icons Sir Bradley Wiggins and Raymond Blanc OBE for luxury getaway on the Isle of Wight

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