Gastronomy-Based LeBlanq Caters To Growing Taste For Road Cycling

There are many synergies between upscale road cycling and high-end cooking, believes gastronomy wizard Ashley Palmer-Watts. “You can get into such detail [with carbon road bikes],” he told me via a Zoom-style call.

“Chefs love detail; they love nerdy precision and technology and [are] obsessed with lightweight everything.”

The former executive chef of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck Group is co-founder of LeBlanq, an exclusive series of upscale gastronomy-based cycling getaways. His business partner is ex-professional cyclist Justin Clarke who co-created the Taste food festival of London. Bought by events management business ING in 2012, Clarke developed the festival into a worldwide series of events.

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