Do you have the power to do the Ventoux3?

Have you ever considered trying to conquer one of the world’s toughest mountain climbs three times in just one day? Well now’s your chance!

Stuart Hall Cycling has teamed up with the charity Parkinson’s UK to launch a new sportive:  Ventoux3.

The challenge? To conquer not one, not two, but all three climbs up the legendary Mont Ventoux in France in one day – the ascents from Bédoin, Malaucène and Sault.

When? Saturday 20 June 2015.  Sign up.

Stuart Hall, explains, “We are looking for keen cyclists to sign up for this event with a strong masochistic streak! This isn’t for the faint hearted, and will be a huge challenge. You’ll need lungs like an air balloon and legs of steel. Let’s just say it will be tough, but one hell of an achievement!”

The gruelling triple ascent of the Giant of Provence will involve more climbing per distance cycled that any existing sportive event – more than 5km over the 120km ride.

Cyclists will battle extreme winds and scorching temperatures as they take on the notoriously inhospitable mountain, the scene of one of the most difficult climbs in the Tour de France. Mont Ventoux claimed the life of British cyclist Tom Simpson in 1967, when he collapsed half a mile from the summit.

Steve Ford, Parkinson’s UK Chief Executive, said: “At Parkinson’s UK, we’re used to organising lots of cycling events, but we’ve never been involved with anything on quite this scale before.

“Even Chris Froome only had to cycle up Mont Ventoux once – and we’re asking supporters to do it three times in one day.  That’s a seriously big undertaking, but we’ll be there to support our cyclists all the way.

“For people living with Parkinson’s, sometimes walking even the shortest distance can feel as exhausting and as daunting as climbing a mountain. So the money raised from Ventoux3 will support people for whom everyday feels like an equally big challenge”.

Cyclists will be asked to raise at least £250 for Parkinson’s UK. Anyone entering the event will get a souvenir jersey.

Sign up. Hurry the deadline for entries is the end of April!

For more information click here or contact me.




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Stuart Hall Cycling Teams Up With Parkinson’s UK

Stuart Hall Cycling has formed a partnership with Parkinson’s UK.

For every cycling trip booked during 2015 a donation will go to the leading research and support charity.

Parkinson’s affects 127,000 people in the UK – which is around one in 500 of the population.

Stuart Hall, founder of Stuart Hall Cycling, said: “I have seen first hand the fantastic and important work that Parkinson’s UK does. It is a condition that affects so many people and this charity offers them support and carries out crucial research.

“We will be giving a small donation to the charity for everyone who makes a booking with us during 2015. I also want to encourage all Stuart Hall Cycling cyclists to think about giving the charity a donation themselves. It only takes a moment and could really help people who aren’t as fortunate as we are.

“We are able to spend hours in the saddle enjoying cycling in beautiful places such as Mallorca but for people with Parkinson’s it can be a struggle just to walk a few meters. Please do show your support.”

Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity.

Rachel Backshall, head of business development at Parkinson’s UK said: “This new partnership with Stuart Hall Cycling is a huge privilege for Parkinson’s UK; to  be involved with a company with such outstanding levels of participation and commitment.

“Each and every person who makes a donation will be making a lasting change to lives of people affected by Parkinson’s and taking us closer to a cure. This new partnership is setting a benchmark in fundraising excellence and we are excited to see where this opportunity leads.”

To make a donation click here.

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Masseur to the stars to join Stuart Hall Cycling training camps


A masseur who has soothed the aches and pains of many of the world’s top cyclists will be available to Stuart Hall Cycling customers in 2015.

Andy Hillman, whose previous clients have included Chris Frome, Jeremy Hunt, Baydon Cook, Rigberto Uran and Yaroslav Popovich, will be giving half hour massage sessions throughout the March, April and May trips.

A keen cyclist himself, Andy has spent 10 years working with pro teams including Radioshack and Unibet

“I absolutely love being around cyclists and I’ve had lots of positive feedback about my massage technique,” he says.

Andy, who is almost two metres tall, has even earned himself the unusual nickname of The Hillmanator.

“My massages are totally different to others,” he says. “They are quite deep and firm. I’ve developed my own technique. I’ve been told that I’m not The Terminator but The Hillmanator.”

His 30 minute massages will cost 20 euros.


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Take part in La Marmotte for just £395

Ever fancied taking part in one of the oldest and toughest sportives in France, climbing almost 17,000 feet over 108 miles in just one day?
Or perhaps you have conquered La Marmotte before and want to give it another shot.
In 2015 Stuart Hall Cycling is giving you the chance to take on this gruelling challenge for the incredibly low price of £395, which includes event entry and three nights of half board accommodation in Alpe d’Huez.
This is a discount of more than £50 on our usual price. Hurry though, to take up this special price you must book by 15 January 2015.
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Mallorca Spring Cycle Training Camp: Special Offer!

Snap up the chance to join us in Mallorca on our Spring Cycling Training Camp for a fantastic discounted price.

Enjoy some of the best cycling conditions in the world  with hundreds of like-minded cyclists for the special offer price of just £325 per person for a week in March and £349 in April (based on sharing a room).

This price includes transfers to and from Palma Airport, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, and guided rides.

To take up this brilliant offer you must book by 15 December 2014. So why not set the wheels in motion and book now!

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More than 200 people have already signed up for our October 2014 trip. Will you be joining them?

Can you resist the chance to end the season cycling in stunning Mallorca, soaking up the last of the sun and getting some more miles under your belt before the winter sets in?

We have had a fantastic take-up for our October trip. At a cost of just £315 per person for a week for a twin room, this is perhaps not surprising. Especially as this incredible rate includes not just the guided rides, but accommodation, breakfast, dinner, airport transfers – and even wine and beer with your evening meal.

Don’t miss the chance to take part in the fun! Book now!

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Stuart Hall Cycling 2015 offers and programme

Early-bird spring 2015 Mallorca training camp offer:

Book by 1st December 2014 and save 10% on your Mar/Apr 2015 Mallorca training camp!

New for 2015:

  • The Longest Day Charity Ride: ride the madman’s challenge – the 3 sides of the Ventoux in one day, 20/06/2015
  • Ventoux/Vaujanay: week 22/06 -28/06/2015 climb the Ventoux and then take on the Alps

Old favourites:

  • Trophee de l’Oisans and La Marmotte, week 27/06 -05/072015. Special offers coming up!
  • Raid Pyrenean 30/05 -06/06/2015
  • Gavia Stelvio weekend 12/06 -15/06/2015
  • Other European sportives we will be attending:
    • Grand Fondo Mount Ventoux
    • Ronde Picarde

Contact me for further details.

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New Year special offers from Stuart Hall Cycling:

Book a May 2014 Mallorca training camp by 28 February 2014 and get 7 nights half board for just £350 per person, based on 2 people sharing a standard room. Book now!

Mallorca bike hire now reduced: We have Pinarello FP Due (€135) and Planet X Pro Carbon (€120) bikes. All bikes are new this season and provided by Mallorca Bike Hire, with prices based on a 7 day hire. Either book through me or quote Stuart Hall Cycling if booking direct with Mallorca Bike Hire to receive these great prices.

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March 2014 Mallorca training camp – early bird offer!

Book any 7 day Stuart Hall Cycling training camp at the Pollensa Park Hotel and Spa between 1 and 22 March 2014 for just £315 per person!

Price includes:

  • Half-board accommodation based on two people per room
  • Return transfers from the airport with your bike
  • Choice of guided rides each day
  • All drinks in the restaurant – beer, wine, bottled water and soft drinks

A single person supplement applies; a transfer supplement may apply for small parties – please ask.

Bookings must be received by 1 December 2013 and deposits paid by 15 December 2013 to secure this amazing rate. So don’t wait, book now! Groups and clubs welcome.

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Mallorca 2013 prices are now on the website!

Join us for some spring-season training in Mallorca in 2013. We’re there again in January, February, March and April, and all prices are now on the wesbite.

Seasoned pro, Rhys Lloyd is back with us for the majority of the period – if you want to ensure you can ride with him, please contact me to check dates.

The Polish Assassin, Marcin Bialoblocki, will also be joining us again in March. Dates will be posted on the website when they’re confirmed.

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