Jeremy King - Pelago Bristol

What do you do for a living?

I am a Restaurateur & Hotelier. I have been in business with Chris Corbin for over 35 years. During that time, we have created, opened and developed some of London’s most iconic and best-loved restaurants. Along with the opening of The Beaumont hotel in 2014, Café Wolseley in June 2018 and further ventures on the horizon.

What are you passionate about?

Pretty much anything I do – otherwise there is no point…

How long have you been a cyclist?

I have cycled since I was four years old but only started to cycle seriously twenty years ago.

What bike are you riding?

A classically styled Pelago Bristol from Finland. I have three bikes including a road racer, an off-road hybrid and the Bristol that replaces my previous ‘work bike’ – I needed something classic upon which I wouldn’t look incongruous in a suit!

What appeals to you about cycling?

Work wise: speed and guaranteed arrival times. Leisure: solitude, escape and fitness.

How often do you ride and where?

I ride the Bristol bike most days for business – just as I also drive, coincidentally, my Bristol Car.

What’s your favourite cycle route or destination?

I try to vary routes whenever I can – through London, the older the better – leisure wise through Richmond Park and into the Surrey Hills.