2018 Testimonials

Great time in Mallorca cycling with Stuart Hall, enjoyed going fast (for me), sunshine and storms, and meeting lots of characters!
Joanne, Mallorca Oct '18
2nd time with Stuart Hall cycling in one year and can’t fault it- from the hotel, food, staff, rides it was amazing. If you enjoy riding your bike in the sunshine with great company book this holiday you will not be disappointed!
Lucy, Mallorca Oct '18
My wife and I were with SHC in early October. I have been twice previously, however, this was my wife's first experience with Stuart Hall. She absolutely loved it, from being picked up at the airport, the room. food, cycling, guides, fellow cyclists, hotel staff and the resort of Port de Pollenca itself everything was great. We are definitely planning to return and would recommend SHC if you are planning a cycling trip to Mallorca. Thanks again Stuart and staff. Best wishes Stephen & Margaret
Stephen & Margaret, Mallorca Oct '18
A good setup, well run and great fun. I can highly recommend Stuart Hall and his team. I will definitely be returning. Thanks Stuart, best wishes, James.
James, Mallorca Oct '18
We've just returned from another great week with Stuart Hall Cycling in Mallorca. Once again, we've had some great rides and met some great people. The highlight of the week was the Andratx to Pollensa ride (Thanks to Stuart for organising it and having riders en-route to check that we were OK). It was great riding with you all again...Until the next time, all the best! Wayne
Wayne, Mallorca Oct '18
Thank you Stuart Hall for a super week of cycling and great craic. See you again in April. I was sorry to leave Puerto Pollença.
Anne, Mallorca October '18
Hi Stuart, I missed you before I left today but just wanted to say thanks for a great week. I really enjoyed it, the rain was even an experience in itself. It was my first organised cycle holiday and was travelling alone but it was made so easy and everyone working for you made me very welcome and I met so great people to ride with amongst your other guests too. Hopefully see you in May. Emma
Emma, Mallorca October '18
Hey Stuart, I really enjoyed my week riding with your groups. The ride leaders were great! Challenging rides, recovery rides, good pace and safe!
Blair, Mallorca October '18
Good Afternoon Stuart, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for a brilliant holiday 23 - 30 sep 2018. From the moment we arrived everything was excellent, the room in the hotel, the bike and set up, helped by Dan. The rides each day were very well organised and the three ride leaders, Dave, Tom and Wayne, made the rides even more enjoyable. I have already told everybody at the club I ride with about Stuart Hall, recommending they use you, if they come to Majorca. I will definitely look to book next year and look forward to cycling with your company again.
Stuart, Mallorca Sept '18
Thanks for a really good week. Great rides, top guides, nice hotel and good company.
Chris, Mallorca Sept '18
Great few days of cycling. Enjoyed all of them, slow and fast. You have a great group of guides there.
Matt, Mallorca Sept '18
Dear Stuart Hall Cycling, I had an amazing Tour de France trip & enjoyed every minute. Stuart's knowledge was invaluable & made the trip special. Seeing each stage from different points each day was great & Stuart's ability to change plans due to road closures made sure we got the best view each day. The accommodation was clean & comfortable, not luxury but good for the price, breakfast basic, we ate out for dinner & the food was great. I would love to see more of the Tour another time.
Claire, Alps & Tour de France, July 2018
Hi Jenny, Just to let you know that The Alpine Raid was the greatest experience I have ever had on two wheels it all went better than expected. The climbs were hard but being on the same roads that the tdf uses made it extra special. The hotel stops were great and living out of my bags was a new experience but made me much more organised and tidy. I knew most of the riders from Mallorca and those I didn't know we soon understood each other on the Cols. The last ride down into Nice was magical fast descent and then the ride along the seafront. I grabbed a beer after a quick swim in the sea then back to the hotel for a well earned shower.
Phil, Raid Alpine 2018
My thanks to SHC and crew for a great week of cycling. I just returned from the Raid Alpine. It was stupendous. The climbs, two to three Cols per day, were awesome; the descents thrilling and never ending. Unbelievable, really. As an example, from the top of the Galibier, we rode 60 kilometres downhill to the Alpe d'Huez climb. I kept looking at my Garmin - 30 kms, then 40, then 50, and finally 60 kms. How does that happen. Who cares; it did and it was so much fun. And, that was only one of many such descents. In fact, if you'd been a kid, with a pocket full of quarters at a Midway amusement fair, where the rides were only a nickle a piece, you would not have had more fun. Exhilarating is insufficient to express the feeling of flying down the Cols to the next climb. If you're thinking about riding the Raid Alpine, do it. The alpine scenery is breathtaking; and, SHC and crew are excellent hosts and guides. Not to be missed.
Harold, Raid Alpine 2018
Epic trip! The ride of a lifetime for me. It’s still sinking in what I did. Brilliant organisation and support from Ian, Helen, Ivor and Stu.
Catherine, Raid Alpine 2018
Hey Helen & Stu! You guys rock! Thanks for a super fun trip! And, thanks too to Ian and Ivor, who were terrific. It was great to spend time with you guys and the gang detoxing & retoxing! Have great rest of the summer and look forward to seeing you in October! xox, Stefani
Stefani, Raid Alpine 2018
Morning Jenny Just want to say thank you to the whole team for a wonderful weekend. The trip was extremely well organised, the accommodation was ideal and Stuart and the rest of the lads were great company. I loved the ride as the route and views were breathtaking and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I'm very interested in taking part again next year once the ride is announced please could you drop me an email to let me know. Regards Paul
Paul, Marmotte 2018
Stuart, I have to thank all of you at Stuart Hall Cycles for organising and supporting me thoughout the week of the Marmotte. You kept the pressure off the riders and the professional advice in the days before the race was invaluable (you even told me how to breathe). The race day will always be one of the best days of my life and the race went so well. When I came down off the Galibier to find Dave by the van shouting "You did it man, man you did it!" I was sure that I would be a finisher. When I punctured in the last tunnel going down to Bourg, Dave and Ian rocked up to help before I even had the tyre off, it was great. So at 69 I completed my first Marmotte and rode all the way, I have the medal, the long sleeve jersey and the memories! Very many thanks for all the help.
Ian, Marmotte 2018
A HUGE thank you for kicking off my training for the Maratona dles Dolomites so effectively. I was coming off zero training with less than 3 months to go. The holiday in Majorca was just what I needed. Friendly, relaxed Stuart Hall team, beautiful routes, great tips from Stuart on cycling technique during rides, fantastic pre-breakfast core sessions...AND...I bought my awesome Cervelo second hand through Stuart, too! I have completely fallen back in love with cycling and can't thank you enough. Chapeau!
Louisa, Mallorca May 2018
Hi Stuart I recently returned from a week cycling with you between 28 April and 5 May 2018 with a group of 10 other friends. This was my second time with SHC and once again it was a great experience from the uplift at the airport, the hotel, cycling, staff and the drop off. The choice of routes and scenery is fantastic. I also had a minor mechanical with my bike, which your staff sorted out in a few minutes. I will be returning in October with my wife and we are both really looking forward to it already. Thanks again!
Stephen, Mallorca May 2018
Hi Stuart, just back from cycling in Mallorca where i joined your group for the drop in cycles a few days. Many thanks, i thoroughly enjoyed my cycles and found it easy to join and very well organised. I will be back next year without a doubt.
Mallorca May 2018
Hi Jenny Just a quick note to say we had a great time on our cycling holiday and loved our stay at the Mar Senses hotel. We’d also like to say a big thank you to you for all the help and support, also arranging our transport to Palma and to Dave for our excellent guided tours. Best wishes Mary and Michael Jamie and Mandy
Mary, Michael, Jamie and Mandy, Mallorca May 2018
Hi Just returned from a week cycling in Mallorca. Had the best time and just wanted to take the opportunity to say what a wonderful group of staff you have, especially David going above and beyond to ensure all guests are happy! Thanks again I will definitely be back
Lucy, Mallorca May 18
Hi Stuart. Everyone back from Majorca now from the CLEAT doctors group. We had a great time and were very impressed with your staff. Would be keen for another next year.
Lawrence, Mallorca May 18
Hi Stuart Just a quick note to say thank you very much for our recent trip to Mallorca. It was perfect. The hotel was great, couldn’t have asked for better. Jon enjoyed the ride.....very proud of him! He is looking forward to the Marmotte now! Thanks so much for all of your help, greatly appreciated! Only wished we had booked for longer! Nicky
Nicky, Mallorca 312 Apr 18
Just a quick note (now I am back in Durango, Colorado) - I had an awesome, awesome time. Your staff and the hotel staff were just great. I will certainly recommend your tour company to all my Colorado friends. First class operation. Special thanks to Stuart and Julie for helping find my lost luggage and loaning a few items so I could ride. Thanks to all for great time. Steve
Steve, Mallorca Apr 18
Hi Stuart, Just a quick email to say thanks to you and your team. You and your team delivered excellent customer service – 5* I thoroughly enjoyed the whole “Stuart Hall” experience during my recent trip to Majorca and I am already looking forward to your Raid Pyrenees trip in August 2018. Keep enjoying the cycling in the sun, stay safe and see you soon x Best regards, Marcus.
Marcus, Mallorca Apr 18 & Mallorca 312
Hi I'd just like to thank everyone at Stuart Hall for helping to give me the best holiday I've had for a long time. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and kind. Despite being a very average cyclist no body made me feel like I was a pain if I was a bit slower than everyone else. Being given encouragement and genuine support meant I succeeded in completing the Sa Calobra which I honestly didn't think I'd manage. All the instructors/mechanics were brilliant and made the holiday. I was also very fortunate in so much as I was lucky enough to be put in a room with Caroline whom hit it off with immediately. We laughed a lot and I made a friend for life. Apart from the ants in the bedroom the hotel was brilliant and food fabulous quality and plenty of it. The staff there are also great. So I'm afraid it's highly likely you'll be seeing me again in October.....!!! Please please pass on my thanks to everyone....and Helen please don't lap me too many times in Richmond Park !!!! Many thanks again to you all With love Zoe
Zoe, Mallorca Apr 18
Hi Stuart and team Just wanted to say thank you for a great week's training and the best cycling-holiday atmosphere I've ever had. Mallorca is brilliantly set up for cyclists and the hotel was a perfect base for us. I've never seen so many cyclists having breakfast together and the pre-ride and day-after chat was always fun Best of all, the team at Stuart Hall Cycling has restored my faith in cycling holiday companies. I had a horrible experience last year in Tenerife and this year, it was such a relief to find ride leaders who can and do manage their groups effectively on the road. It was also inspiring to ride and chat with Julie, Sophie and Helen. It's great to see more talented women riders on the roads and they reminded me just how much I enjoy the dynamic of a mixed-sex training group. I'm already looking forward to my next trip with Stuart Hall Cycling and in the meantime, I'll be watching out for our Sophie in the Tour de Yorkshire 🙂 Best wishes Jane
Jane, Mallorca Apr 18
Hi Stuart, Sam and Team Thanks all of you for a great holiday. You came highly recommended and you did not disappoint. It was great that you were willing to be flexible with the rides because we were confident we could do the climbs but weren’t sure we would keep up with the faster groups. Very happy that you put on some that suited us as it would have been a shame to miss out on some of the most spectacular scenery. I was very impressed with my brand new Dream hire bike, I wasn’t expecting one of such high spec – no excuse for not making those hills either 😉 Playa Mar hotel was excellent, wide choice of delicious food, not sure how they manage such a range for huge numbers of hungry cyclists day after day; and very friendly service. We’ll be back for more (cycling not just food).
Fiona & Steve, Mallorca Apr 18
Hello Jenny, Just got home and I have to say it was brilliant. I Loved it. Firstly, the staff at my hotel are all brilliant, always happy to help and very efficient in their work. Secondly, the guides who work for Stuart are brilliant. very knowledgeable. Just to mention a few of them: Gaz, Andy, Julie, Tom and Ben. They will always keep an eye on how people are doing in the group... The difference ability rides on offer each day is excellent. Look forward to the next one
Mario, Mallorca Apr 18
A fantastic week was had by SoMTB, a special Needs cycling group from Surrey. We achieved so much. Thank you Dave and Ivor for being our super guides. Thank you for making our first visit so memorable. We can’t wait to return 😄
Sue, Mallorca Apr 18
Last day on the bike in Mallorca. We’ve had such a fantastic week with Stuart Hall cycling. Already making plans to come back again. Massive thanks to Sam for his excellent leading skills. Ivor and Julie too.
Dawn, Mallorca Apr 18
Hi Stuart, Wanted to drop you a short mail to thank you and your staff for an amazing few days. What an experience from the transfers, the hotel, the selection of rides, the friendliness of everyone during each day, and of course the quality of roads and weather!! A few of us connected and have become friends in such a short period, we are planning for October and next April !!
Simon, Mallorca Apr 18
Dear team, My son and I have just returned from a few days cycling with your company at Playa Mar Pollenca. We would just like to thank you for a really well organised short break, and the hotel couldn’t be faulted.
Michael, Mallorca Apr 18
Just wanted to say we had an amazing trip with you at the start of April. Location, hotel, food, rides, staff were all absolutely spot on, we couldn’t have asked for more. You even fitted in a sa Collabra ride for us on special request which was absolutely awesome. We will be booking again
Alex, Mallorca Apr 18
I simply wanted to say what a great time I had on those fast roads in Mallorca, your staff were great and Andy is by far the kindest and most attentive- I enjoyed his company and rides very much. So simply a thank you to you and also to Jenny for all her help. Great holiday, efficiently organised, nice hotel with great staff and like most of your clients I will be there again next year.
Tom, Mallorca Apr 18
Stuart and Team Many thanks for an excellent holiday in Majorca. I have been with you before but had a 5 year break due to living away. I am super impressed with the way you have developed in the last 5 years. We had at least 5 rides to choose from each day and body core classes each morning. Large, modern bedrooms and an excellent spa. You have managed to keep the relaxed elements of the business – no need to sign up for a ride, just be at front of hotel at 10am and decide where you want to go, plus great places to stop for a coffee. Whilst also having great organization in the background – mechanic in hotel, notice board with all key information, enough leaders to be able to split big groups, and leaders who really know the lanes of Majorca and support with transfers to airport. We really enjoyed it and will for sure be back, keep up the good work.
David, Mallorca Apr 18
Jenny, Please pass on to Stuart and all his staff, thanks and appreciation from myself and the rest of my group. As you know, I brought 16 people out this spring and although many of us were return customers, there were a significant amount who were either, first time to Mallorca or first time with Stuart. It is safe to say that everyone very much enjoyed themselves and I received many positive comments. Over the few years that I have been a customer, there has been a continued subtle but apparent improvement to your operation. Improved website & online communication before the holiday, a move to Playa Mar / Mar senses, a notice board with plenty of information, welcome briefings for new customers, friendly, helpful guides, in house repairs (my thanks to Sean!), massage from the Hillmanator, I could go on..... There is much enthusiasm among those that joined me this time and I am sure this will lead to more return visits! I look forward to joining you all again in the autumn, have a great season!
Steve, Mallorca Apr 18
Thanks to all for a wonderful cycling experience. I particularly enjoyed the ride up the gorge from Selva and Sam's amazing green routes through the farms and pasture land, vineyards, artichokes, donkeys and ponies. A great location and fab hotel.
Stephanie, Mallorca Apr 18
Stuart, On behalf of our group of cyclists and non-cyclists we wish to thank Stuart Hall Cycling for a most enjoyable week at the Playa Mar resort. The entire Stuart Hall Team were excellent and could not have been more helpful in the advice and encouragement they gave to all of our group, so much so that some of our non-cyclists may plan some rides in the future. Speaking of which we would plan to return to you (if you'll have us!) in April 2019 (22nd to 29th) and you could provisionally book us in for a similar size group. Thanks again Stuart and we'll chat soon, Mike
Mike, Mallorca Apr 18
Just wanted to say thank you to you, Helen n the team for another fantastic trip. Both had a great time. Thanks, Seona
Seona, Mallorca Apr 18
Thanks for a great holiday. Nice hotel great staff and great rides. We will be back!
Dave, Mallorca Apr 18
Hi Stuart, I just wanted to send my thanks to you and your team. I joined three rides over the weekend for my first time cycling in Mallorca and I'll definitely come back in the future. All the leaders were great and I made some lovely friends. Thanks so much!
Laura, Mallorca Apr 18
Hey Stuart Just wanted to say thank you for the pick up today, great service 🙂
Simon, Mallorca Apr 18
There is nothing better than cycling in Mallorca. No Wait.. There is!! Cycling with Stuart Hall Leaders in Mallorca, Sean, Andy, Ben , Gary , Nick, plus any I missed. Beeping brilliant blokes, great hotel, couldn't want for more. Except less snow and wind. Thanks everyone a SHC, hope to see you again in May.
Doug, Mallorca Mar 18
Hi Stuart, I never got to meet you when I was in Mallorca last week(18th to 25th March) but just wanted to say that all the guys that you have working out there were brilliant. I also had a question before going and Jenny replied to my email within 24 hours answering my question witch was great. I’d highly recommend anyone wanting to go cycling over there to join you’re team and I’ll be back again next year. Thanks
Keith, Mallorca Mar 18
Second that what a great week of cycling with great company thanks Stuart Hall ☀️🚴‍♀️
Danielle, Mallorca Mar 18
The best training trip out in Majorca! Amazing riding, weather, food and company... what more could you want!? Thanks Stuart Hall Cycling Stuart Hall for making it mega!! #wannagoback #livingthedream
Sophie, Mallorca Mar 18
Another excellent Mallorca trip with Stuart Hall Cycling and a bunch of awesome damas y callaberros already looking forward to 2019! Now for a snow-driven, four-flight, two-day adventure home ... 😂
Anwar, Mallorca Mar 18
Thanks to Stuart Hall for another wonderful week of cycling in Majorca; 4 quality rides with your great guides clocking up almost 500km, only beaten by the weather in the last two days. Hopefully meet all the same lovely people again next year!
Sarah, Mallorca Mar 18
Hi Stuart Just a brief email to say thank you to you and your ride captains for 7 great days of cycling in March. The food was good, the weather was brilliant compared to the UK (such a relief to be able to cycle in shorts and even a short sleeved top) and your guys took us on some brilliant rides at good speed. I improved my cycling fitness massively in just 7 days. I will be joining up for the Alpine Ride in August. Looking forward to it and to coming back to Port de Pollenca. Many many thanks
Duncan, Mallorca Mar 18