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Fancy snacking on Michelin-starred grub and riding with Bradley Wiggins?

Joseph Delves
8 Sep 2020

Isle of Wight to host high-spec weekend featuring famous chefs and pro riders

Following the tightening of coronavirus rules for England by the UK Government on Wednesday 9th September, Le Blanq Isle of Wight weekend has been postponed to the spring of 2021.

'Leblanq:01 will be postponed to Spring 2021 and still take place on Isle of Wight,' the postponement statement reads.

'We will make sure next year’s event is even better than we planned for 25th to 27th September. We will be announcing our new dates very soon, sign up to our newsletter for more information: leblanq.com.'

22nd July 2020

Deep-pocketed riders might fancy a trip to the Isle of Wight this September, that's because Le Blanc is bringing Tour de France-winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and chef Raymond Blanc together for a posh knees-up.

Running over a long weekend, 25th to 27th September, the event promises scenic riding around England’s largest and second-most populous island, all powered by Michelin-starred food cooked by chefs including Ashley Palmer-Watts and Francesco Mazzei.

Marketed as marginal gains meets mise en place, you’ll need from £2,295 per person. However, you’ll get posh accommodation on the island, plus the price of the ferry over is included.

Part-hosted by Tour de France winning directeur sportif, Sean Yates, the event will be limited to 100 riders. Meaning cycling and food fans will get more than the time to snatch an autograph with either Wiggins or Blanc, the entire event is being marketed as the ultimate in luxury.

With the exact route yet to be confirmed, the first day features a 160km opening stage, while the following takes in the island’s famous Military Road. Featuring a timed section based on Yates's 1988 win at the Tour, he’ll be there to lead riders through some of the roads on which he also raced on during the Isle of Wight Classic.

With a posh-coffee ride scheduled for Sunday, between each will be food sourced from around the island and prepared by some of the world’s best chefs.

Making sure riders are equally well lubricated, sommeliers and mixologists will also be on hand throughout. Other riders confirmed for the weekend include Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Matthew Stephens and Adam Blyth.

More info can be found at leblanq.com

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