2019 Testimonials

Good specced bikes in tip top condition. Hotel chosen was excellent and food amazing. Slick operation lots of repeat customers
Keith, Mallorca Oct 2019
Thanks Stuart for yet another great holiday. Lovely hotel with great food. The bikes were excellent and the weather fantastic. Your leaders/mechanics were very friendly and helpful. See you in the spring.
Muriel & Tony, Mallorca Oct 2019
Hi Stuart,

Just wanted to send you a quick note of gratitude for a great weeks holidays last week. We had an excellent week last week which was enhanced by the great organization and people of Stuart Hall Cycling Holidays.
As an employer myself I know the importance of having great people representing you and you have a great team. I particularly want to thank John who is an absolute gentleman and a great ambassador to have, I really enjoyed his company even at night when he wasn’t on company time. He made time every night to have a chat, his knowledge of bikes and cycling is second to none. He also went beyond the call of duty in the help & guidance he gave us when purchasing our new bikes last Thursday. I bought a bike that is perfect for me and I will enjoy cycling it for years to come thanks to the help of John.
I wish you and your team every success in the future and am looking forward to returning to Stuart Hall Cycling Holidays for another great week in Spring 2020.

Thanks again, kind regards,

Rodney, Mallorca Oct 2019
Had a fab time in Mallorca in October. Great rides, out of the comfort zone, though really supportive team. Will be back in May.
Steve, Mallorca Oct 2029
My husband, Jason and myself had a great trip with you this October. Our third time over and each time gets better.

The rides were brilliant, offering a great mixture of flats and mountains. We also enjoyed some longer rides being put in the mix, both participating in the 100miler. Although, you always have to account for Bens added 10% making it up to 114! Very enjoyable day!!
All the leaders were very approachable, with Wayne making lots of our rides great fun and accommodating, enjoying a few chain gang efforts!

It was our first time too booking on to the Andratx trip and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Stunning ride with breath taking views and great company! One we will definitely do again. It may of even temped us to take part in the 312 next year?
I have attached some photos for your gallery to choose if you’d like.

We look forward to booking our next visit next year!
Many thanks
Ros

Ros, Mallorca Oct 2019
I had a great time thanks.. I booked as part of the Croston Vélo Cycling Club having been encouraged to come out by my friend and ski colleague Carl.

I’m kicking myself that I never came out before. The hotel, food, location and company are all fantastic, and the cycling routes and Ride Leaders are all brill too.

We road the iconic climbs and raced around the lanes. It’s going to be 2 weeks next time, without doubt, so I get a rest day in the middle!

Cheers and I’m already looking forward to the next camp.

Richard, Mallorca Oct 2019
Thanks as ever for an awesome trip and some great cycling 👍
Dan, Mallorca Oct 2019
6 days , 420 miles and 20,000 ft climbing. Another fantastic cycling week. Thanks Stuart Hall and team.
Gill, Mallorca Oct 2019
Thanks for a great time , I enjoyed it so much I forgot to go home!
I’ll definitely be back .
Roy
Roy, Mallorca Oct 2019
We just finished two weeks there with SHC. Best vacation we’ve ever had. Dave
Dave, Mallorca Oct 2019
Good Evening Jenny

You said in your last email that you hoped I would have a great time. I can confirm it was an excellent week. Thank you very much and please pass on my thanks to all involved at Stuart Hall Travel and at the Playa Mar Hotel.

Tim, Mallorca Oct 2019
Heading home tomorrow after 10 super days of cycling & sipping in Mallorca with #stuarthallcycling & crew! Its been an awesome trip with terrific riding, wining & hanging with great peeps in gorgeous sunshine! I’m already looking forward to returning in spring.
Stefani, Mallorca Oct 2019
Just got back home…..wet, windy and cold!!
Had a great time as ever. The weather was fantastic, great rides and great to see friends old and new. See you all next time, Nigel and Wendy
Nigel, Mallorca Oct 2019
The riding was incredible, I’ll be back with you next autumn.

The hotel was good,the food was exceptional for a 4 star.

The ride leaders were fantastic – special mention for Sue, she was so supportive and considered and she was great fun. Dave was incredible, I really enjoyed his experience and company. And young Aaron was full of beans, it was nice to have him around, we had some fun too, racing on the way home. I loved the meet and greet lady, sorry, I didn’t catch her name, but she was delightful. Finally, Ben (I think that was his name?) he seemed to be in charge. He went out of his way to take on our route requests and the one day I rode with him, he was great company.

Chris, Mallorca Sept 2019
Thanks Stuart. We’ve had a fab few days and will definitely be back! Great people, great rides and lots of fun.
Kathy, Mallorca Sept 2019
Hi Helen and Stuart
We have just really enjoyed a very relaxing week in Mallorca at the Mar Senses. The cycling has been great and all the guides have done a terrific job (nice relaxed rides, good food stops and good fun). My wife wants to come back again (same time, same place), so Stuart Hall Cycling certainly gets a 10 out of 10 in my feedback!
David, Mallorca Sept ’19
Can I compliment your organisation, my entire trip was fabulous from all sides. Ben, Aaron, Sue and Dave were superbly supportive friendly and a joy to spend time with on and off the roads.
Michael, Mallorca Sept 2019
Thank you. I’ve had an incredible week. I’ll be back. Kudos to Sue. She’s been wonderful 😊
Chris, Mallorca Sept 2019
Hi Stuart,

Just to say what a fantastic trip that was. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I must say that the guides and support staff were excellent and I could not fault anything with their organisation, planning and support.

Steve, Raid Pyrenees 2019
I took part on the Raid Pyrenees 2019 and thought the staff, Ivan & Ian in the vans and Ed & Dave on the bikes were first class friendly and helpful, brilliant. The course was tough but doable with some epic climbs and backup was always at hand helping riders with various problems which was so nice to know at different times in the ride.
Steve, Raid Pyrenees 2019
Hi Stuart,

After a memorable week completing the Raid, I have to say I was highly impressed with the service.

Starting with your staff, the professionalism, support and ability to manage a group with varied ability was excellent. Ed and Dave were fantastic guides and top blokes. Ian and Ivan provided great support throughout the week.

The hotels were all clean and comfortable throughout the week, and I felt great value for the overall price of the trip.

In terms of food, I would have like to have liked a bit more variety for dinner. I think we had pork and pasta for three consecutive evenings for example. In the mornings, it would have been nice to have some oats/porridge to get us prepped for the day. I love pastries (especially when in France) but it’s not the best fuel for the day. Lunch was fine.

The route was spectacular and clearly eclipses the official raid route. The only suggestion I would make is regarding the final climb of day 1. It was absolutely savage and put the fear of god into the entire group for the week ahead. We all love a challenge but I think a lot of people burned far too many matches on that climb and was one for many to forget rather then celebrate as an achievement. If you can find another way around that miserable thing, I’m sure many wouldn’t be too disappointed.

Overall – brilliant value, top craic and thoroughly enjoyed the week with Stuart Hall. Would definitely use you guys again.

Cheers

Mike

Mike, Raid Pyrenees 2019
Hi Stuart great trip with the right level of difficulty hotels and food good with no complaints from me. Ian David and Ed were superb leaders along with Ivan they went that extra mile to make it a most memorable week, having done this raid before the route ridden by us far exceeded my last experience so once again thanks and we’ll done to all. All being well see you in April.
Steve, Raid Pyrenees 2019
Stuart Hall had a fantastic weekend and a big thanks to Ian Turner for his support.
Matt, Marmotte Pyrenees 2019
A big thanks to Ian and Stuart for organising and delivering such a fantastic week of cycling in the Alpes. Thanks also to Andy, Merv and Shane for your patience and good spirit, waiting at the top of each big climb. I really enjoyed the Raid Pyrenees, but have been blown away by the beauty of the different scenery of the Alpes, as well as the challenge of simply getting through each day. Great company, superb and varied overnight stops just leaves me wanting more! What’s next up? Best wishes to you all. David
David, Raid Alpine 2019
We have just completed a Marlow to Champagne cycle ride organised by the team at Stuart Hall Cycling and it was brilliant! The team were really supportive and very well organised, the entire trip went incredibly smoothly. As a team of mostly novice cyclists we needed as much motivation as possible and they definitely helped with that. Thank you so much for everything, this was a great way of team building for us and I am sure will be talked about for years to come.
Laurent Perrier charity cycle ride, Marlow to Champagne 2019
What a great day. Top support from Stuart in the air conditioned car! Also Ed the young lad on the bike herding us up. Cheers. Doug
Doug, Ventoux challenge 2019
Thank you for an AWESOME cycling & sipping Dolomites holiday! Each day’s routes led us through spectacular surrounding with incredible challenging climbs that made the apres’ cycling wine taste simply delicious! Helen, Ed & Dan were fantastic hosts/guides. And, the hotel in Cortina was the perfect home base with friendly staff and terrific food. Cheers to another super fun SHC detox to retox cycling adventure! Stefani
Stefani, Dolomites week 2019
The following are some excerpts of a (long!) club write-up done after our 2019 Dolomites trip:

In late June, three of our club embarked on a once in a lifetime trip to the Italian Dolomites with Stuart Hall Cycling for a week of pleasure and pain amidst the most breath-taking landscape anywhere in Europe. […]

Day 3 the day I’d been waiting for – the Sella Ronda. Six climbs and some of the most gorgeous scenery in Europe. It started with the ubiquitous Falzarego, followed by the Passo Pordoi – a long and beautiful climb to a high col surrounded by ski lifts and cable cars. But these were just the appetizers. After a bit of lunch and lots of espresso, the Passo Sella and Passo Gardena were beyond beautiful and having the roads pretty much to ourselves made it all the more memorable. You sometimes just have to stop and drink it all in, and take photos of course. These moments are what the memories are made of – I could have stayed here all week and just stared. […]

So, how do I summarise our week in the Dolomites? Well, it was a week that I will never forget and I’m sure my friends will agree. The company was great and the spectacle was everything we could have imagined, if not more. I, for one, have vowed that I will return there one day. If any of you are inspired to follow in our footsteps, do so without hesitation. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

John, Dolomites Week 2019
I knew I was going to love my time in the Dolomites, but what I didn’t expect was to actually fall in love with the Dolomites. Think, falling in love with the 70’s Sophie Loren, for those old enough to remember, so as you can imagine all I can think about is rekindling that memorable romance with those majestic peaks, that glorious food, those wonderful people.
Mani, Dolomites Week 2019
Just to say thank you for a brilliant trip to the Dolomites! stunning scenery , incredible riding, hotel & food & of course great company. Special thanks to Helen,Dan & Ed for looking after us all so well & for organising a wonderful week of weather! Can‘t wait to do it again ( when I’ve recovered!)
Dolomites week, 2019
Hi there,

Thank you for such an amazing cycling experience in the Dolomites. I can’t praise it enough. Helen, Dan and Ed were excellent – friendly, well organised, helpful and v. efficient. The Hotel Bellaria was superb. Lorenzo & his team were so hospitable; the food was incredible – really good cycling fayre. We were even treated to pizza, pastries, sandwiches when we arrived back from our tough rides – a lovely touch. We were lucky with such fantastic hot sunny weather & the scenery was absolutely stunning. Cortina was a great town to be based in.

I would really recommend this cycling experience; the cycling was certainly tough especially in those soaring temperatures but well worth it for the views and the great descending. I would definitely recommend a 32 rear cassette and some pre-knowledge about the traffic (some quite fast motorcycles, sports cars and lots of coaches)

Thanks once again.

Ken, Dolomites week 2019
Just wanted to say that I had a really good couple of days. Lost a day with rain so made sure the all inclusive bar was working well had a great ride with the guys on the Orient 80 miles! We a great steady pace as I’m not fast by any means and was a bit worried I wouldn’t keep up but no problem. Thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to go again! Lush hotel and food. Great friendly people super bikes and location. Karen
Karen, Mallorca May 2019
Just wanted to say a quick thank you for last week. It was my first cycling holiday didn’t know what to expect.

Had a brilliant time and really well looked after by all the support crew and riders Ed, Ben, Wayne, Dan, Arran and Helen.

Already looking forward to getting out again next year, although talk on the group whattsapp is a trip in October.

Hopefully those that joined us in the rustic café on Friday night weren’t too hungover!

Peter, Mallorca May 2019
Just returned from a 3 day stint in Mallorca with Stuart Hall and got to say everything was 1st class, hotel, location, weather and the cycling, special shout out to Martin Carter for bringing up the rear on Sam’s magical mystery tours. Michael
Michael, Mallorca May 2019
Thanks for all your hard work and for all the leaders who led us out on some stunning rides and looked after us so well. I thoroughly enjoyed the bike rides and superb location of the hotel which meant rides covered a variety of scenery. The food was great with choices to suit everyone and the accommodation was very comfortable.

It was my second time with Stuart Hall in Mallorca and I would highly recommend his organisation and friendly accommodating approach with rides to suit everyone. My non cycling companion also had a great week.

Steph, Mallorca May 2019
Hi Jenny and Stuart,
I just wanted to say on behalf of Mark, Lincoln, the group and myself a big thank you for an amazing week’s cycling. We had a brilliant week, even if the weather was a bit windy for the last 2 days!

Thank you to Dave, he was a great asset and understood the intricacies of our group and how they approach their rides. Dave was very complimentary towards our guys and how they have grown in confidence since last year. Stef was lovely and she got us very quickly! It was great to see her beat the boys on a managed hill climb!😂

Majorca,I think has become a permanent fixture on our calendar! Thank you for offering us the ‘all inclusive’ option that worked very well and I think that it proved very cost effective! The hotel was as good as last year as was the food!

The hire bikes were excellent. Thank you very much for giving the guys Dream bikes. Ben J especially enjoyed riding his and how it enhanced his cycling. Thank you also for repairing Stefan’s mid week and for helping making Leanne’s cycling a little easier by adjusting her gearing.
The transfers to and from the airport were excellent this year with plenty of space for us and a great trailer for the bikes – thank you.

As I say another fantastic week was had by everyone and we look forward to challenging ourselves again in 2020.

Specials Olympics Group, Mallorca Apr 2019
I had a fantastic trip and honestly I couldn’t fault anything. The 2 ride leaders – Ed and Martin were excellent please pass my compliments onto them also. I will definitely be coming back.
Joe, Mallorca May 2019
Morning Jenny

Just a quick email to thank all of the Stuart Hall team for a fantastic week at Playa Mar. The 26 of us from Fareham Wheelers had a very enjoyable time and for those of us for whom it was a first visit, were hugely impressed. We could not fault the Hotel with the accommodation and food of excellent quality and quantity.

The variety of rides each day helped us plan our itinerary from the tough days of Sa Calobra and Andratx to the flatter rides of Algaidia and Montuiri. Andratx for me was one of the best day’s cycling that I have ever experienced. We are very grateful to the Stuart Hall team for guiding us each day and for making the week so enjoyable.

We are hopeful of being back again next year.

Fareham Wheelers, Mallorca Apr 2019
Thank you for a great time at your Mallorca Training Camp. Hotel was beyond expectations, except for the food. There was too much variety, it was too well presented and there was too much!

The rides were well organised with plenty of variety and choices of difficulty. Please also pass on my thanks to the bike mechanics, without their assistance my activities would have been considerably reduced. However, overnight repairs by them had my bike running sweetly for the ride next day.

If I can find a slot in my diary I will definitely be back again for another trip this year.

Peter, Mallorca Apr 2019
Thanks Stuart . We’ve had a great trip . The rides were excellent and bike was fab . Location just beautiful.
Steph and Eiko, Mallorca Apr 2019
A fabulous week, thanks for your and your team’s attention to all our needs. Accommodation, bikes, service all brilliant.
James, Mallorca Apr 2019
Evening Stu,

A big thank you to you and the team for making my first overseas cycling trip a memorable one!

You’ve got a great set up and team . . . and I’ve left inspired to take my cycling up a notch.

All the best

Phil, Mallorca Apr 2019
Hi Stuart, I would just like to say thank you to you and your team for our trips in March and April. They must have worked as I qualified comfortably for the worlds in Poland later this year. It proves that you don’t always need to be going out in the fast group. Thanks again, Nigel and Wendy
Nigel, Mallorca Apr 2019
Having an amazing time. I will be back.
Pete, Mallorca Apr 2019
Hi Stuart, Jenny

Just wanted to drop you a quick line, after my Recent trip out to Majorca Fri 19th – 28th Sun

It’s as ever been a wonderful trip, apart from the 2 days rain, But the rides and company have been absolutely wonderful.

But more importantly, I want to say a massive thank you to Wayne, who I rode with every day, The guy is a star, and has kept us informed, entertained, and more importantly safe, 10 out of 10 marks for him, I hope you keep him working for you for years to come…

Was really chuffed as an added bonus, he drove us to the Airport, Result.

Richard, Mallorca Apr 2019
Hi Jenny

Thanks a million, our trip was perfect. This was our third time and we are already planning our club trip for next Easter.

Thanks a million

Carol

Carol, Mallorca April 2019
Just got back from 10 days of fab cycling. Thank you for organising transport to Bonyola so I could do Soller and the Puig Major. A special thank you to Sam who looked after me in some strong headwinds. Some lovely rides meeting some lovely people Wendy
Wendy, Mallorca April 2019
Cheers for a fantastic week touring the beautiful island of Mallorca Wayne.
Will bring a cyclocross bike next year tho…
Roll on 2020. 356 days to go…. Mark
Mark, Mallorca April 2019
Fabulous week of cycling in Majorca with Stuart Hall. Great team of people, great food and great craic. 435 miles cycled and 21,000 ft climbed in 7 days. Home tomorrow for a rest!! Anne
Anne, Mallorca April 2019
I had a great cycling holiday with Stuart Hall. In particular I loved the Andratx to Port de Pollença ride and Sa Calobra. High praise for the planning and tour guides, the hotel, facilities and bikes. Highly recommend.
Julia
Julia, Mallorca April 2019
Hi Stuart,

Just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks very much for a great training camp. I had a great time and thought the organisation, ride leaders, accommodation and food was spot on!

Thanks again – I hope the rest of your year goes well and hopefully see you again next year.

Kind regards,
Abby

Abby, Mallorca April 2019
Just came back from my third trip with Stuart Hall Cycling. 450 miles and 26,896 feet of climbing over six days of riding – best week yet! Dan was amazing and patient w the bike fit, and kudos to Ben for putting up with kvetching about tired legs. Already looking forward to next year! Gabby
Gabby, Mallorca April 2019
Thank you to Stuart Hall and the guides and helping to make it another amazing trip cycling in Majorca.
Missing you already, see you in October. Siobhan
Siobhan, Mallorca April 2019
Hi Stuart,
I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all you team. I had never been on a cycle holiday before and was a little bit concerned at riding in a group and keeping up etc. You have such a professional set up. From Helen who whilst cycling behind noticed my gears weren’t changing properly, Simon who told me to drop my saddle a few cm.
Wayne an awesome guide. Dan whose expertise in the bike shop tuned up the gears. Ed who could tell I was knackered on my last ride kept me in the group on the last hills. I would definitely recommend your organisation to anyone and ( after a bit of hill training ! ) I’ll be back.
Regards
Alan
Alan, Mallorca March 2019
Stuart

Thanks for your help in arranging my wife’s pickup at short notice.

Just a quick note to sing the praises of Ed, your new ride leader.
Had 3 rides with him and he was really good on all aspects.
As you know the ride leaders make a difference to your holiday, and Ed was first class.

Ben was also very good.

Thanks again for a good week.

Thinking of booking in October already.

Mark, Mallorca Mar 2019
Hi Stuart,

I wanted to drop you a note having just gotten back late last night.

Too often we are great at picking fault in things and not quick enough to dish out praise when it is due, and I have to say that Rich and I had an absolutely awesome time away with you and your team last week.

The hotel was great, the rides were brilliant and the leaders were lovely. We both met some great people out on the bikes and in the bar afterwards. I only took up cycling 18 months ago and i surprised myself over the holiday how far/hard i could actually push myself.

Please pass on our praise and thanks to everyone, and I have already shared my great experience with the club guys who are coming out over Easter. I really hope to be able to come again next year.

Thanks again
Marc and Rich

Marc & Rich, Mallorca March 2019
Stuart, Simon here, we have had a great holiday largely due to your excellent resort team and organisation.

Wayne has imparted knowledge that has been incredibly helpful in overcoming some issues I had on the bike and I return home a better rider.

The rides have been superb too and I will definitely return in the future and pass you on to my friends as a recommended outfit.

Many thanks

Simon

Simon, Mallorca March 2019
Dear Stuart/Jenny/All,

As always my Stuart Hall Mallorcan Cycling trip was fantastic. Always out of my comfort zone so always delighted with myself for getting through the day.

Five days with you and ten days to recover. Perhaps I should start training more in between…

Good luck with everything and will probably see you all next year.

Claire, Mallorca March 2019
Stuart,

Sorry I missed you on my trip. I had a great time and rode about 500 miles in the seven days I was in Mallorca.

The staff, hotel and food were outstanding. The routes were wonderful. I loved the flexibility each day with the different rides.

Please tell the guys that they really helped my training. I returned home late last night and went racing today. I won two criteriums! Both were about 25 miles each.

Thanks again and we will see you next year.

John, Mallorca Feb 2019
Dear Stuart.
I have returned home after a week cycling with your team in Mallorca. I had a great time and would like to thank all the team that looked after me. They were all very helpful and encouraging. Both hotels were very nice with plenty of vegetarian options on the buffet. It was my first time to Mallorca and with you, I look forward to come back next year.
Mike
Mike, Mallorca Feb 2019