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,
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!
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.
I’ll definitely be back .
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Will bring a cyclocross bike next year tho…
Roll on 2020. 356 days to go…. Mark
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.
Missing you already, see you in October. Siobhan
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.
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.
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.
Marc and Rich
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.
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.
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.
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.