THE Isle of Wight welcomed legends of cycling and the kitchen at the weekend.

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy arrived on our shores for a three-day joyriding weekend — the first LeBlanq cycling break of 2022.

A total of 60 guests flooded into The Royal Hotel, and Sir Bradley and Sir Chris were among them. 

The pair, as well as Johan Museeuw, were spotted mingling with Islanders at locations including The Garlic Farm, The George, and during Champagne stops at various beaches.

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Marking a return to the Isle of Wight following his first ever visit in 2021, Sir Bradley was this year joined by his friend and fellow gold medal Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, himself on his first ever visit to the Island. 

Also joining guests was three times winner of the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix, Johan Museeuw, as well as a fleet of team riders including GB triathlete Annie Emmerson, and famed GB cyclists Chris Lillywhite and Rory Townsend.

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With star quality as strong in the kitchen as on the roads, Angela Hartnett of Michelin starred Murano, collaborated with The Royal’s kitchen team to create a five-course feast for LeBlanq guests on Saturday night.

Guests travelled with Red Funnel ferries before a welcome G&T courtesy of Mermaid Gin. 

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Luxury partners also included Laurent-Perrier, Michelin, Aston Martin and Specialized Bikes, with guests wearing bespoke kit from Rapha.

Six-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Chris Hoy, said: “Another unforgettable weekend with my friends at LeBlanq. 

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"Loved my time on the Isle; great people, amazing food and beautiful roads. 

"In my opinion, LeBlanq create the best joyriding experiences out there."