2020 Testimonials

Good Morning Stuart,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank, you & your team in Porta de Pollenca for a brilliant weeks cycling.

Your team of Wayne, Ed, Aaron & Chrissy, could not have been more accommodating if they tried.

Myself and Dave had a fantastic time & definitely will be booking in the new year to come back out.

Once again thank you.

Regards

Stuart

Stuart, Mallorca Oct 2020
Hi Helen and Stuart

What a fantastic cycling trip!

The accommodation was perfect – a lovely family-run hotel, which the Italians appear to do especially well (the place we go to with my bike club in Cesenatico is similar). The food was fantastic and Covid-19 awareness/adherence within the hotel was as a good as it could be. The scenery was stunning!

The group of customers were great and we all seemed to get along, but the guidance/support from Stuart Hall Cycling was simply excellent. Ian was great (as usual) and was always there when you needed him. Aaron was a welcome bundle of young energy and I think that everyone enjoyed his presence/support. Ed was simply outstanding. He really was. He guided and marshalled everyone in a very effective way throughout the trip, but also carried out repairs on quite a number of bikes (mine included). Nothing was too much trouble for him and he carried everything off with unassuming good grace. You have a real star on your hands.

Personally, I would probably have enjoyed the end of several of the harder rides a little bit more had I been lighter and fitter, but to get away on a cycling trip in the current circumstances was amazing, so thanks very much to the both of you.
What’s up next Helen?
Best wishes
David

David, Dolomites 2020
Dear Helen,

I am writing to firstly say thank you for getting the Dolomites trip organised in the face of adversity; although the climbs were still tough (I told myself it was cooler than last year so should be ‘easier’), I had a great time. The group was brilliant. I’ve made some new friends who along with old friends I hope to see on future trips.

Secondly, Lorenzo and his staff once again did us proud with a warm welcome, comfortable clean rooms, superb homemade food and a well-stocked bar! The taxi drivers were friendly and arrived early on which took the stress away.

Finally, I want to say how impressed I was with Ed’s leadership and organisation. Not an easy task for a young man with some ‘old and not so old bulls’ in the group. Ed handled the group with aplomb, allowing the stronger ones their head and encouraging those at the back to keep going. What an asset. Ian was his usual supportive, calm self and was like the shopkeeper in Mr Ben magically appearing at the side of the road in all the right places with support and loads of water. Arran was great on those difficult moments on the climbs, and we had a couple of in jokes between us.

All in all another fantastic trip and I hope to be on the Corsica trip next year!

Best wishes

Catherine

Catherine, Dolomites 2020
Hi Helen – well done, that was a really good trip thanks! Nice hotel, great routes, Ed and Ian were excellent. All the logistics worked smoothly. Such a relief to get away!

Keith

Keith, Dolomites 2020
Thanks for arranging such a good trip to the Dolomites. It was a great group and a super location with dramatic scenery everywhere you looked. The cycling was challenging, the hotel friendly and Ed, Aaron and Ian looked after us really well. I’d recommend it to anyone.
Andy, Dolomites 2020
Hi Helen

Thank you so much for the absolute no hassle way with which you have dealt with the covid cancellations.

I’m so glad that the Dolomites trip happened and we managed to have an amazing holiday safely and with such a great bunch of riders. Very typical of a Stuart Hall holiday. A special thanks to Ed for leading the group. He was a very supportive and knowledgeable lead and made the holiday even more enjoyable with his relaxed and approachable manner.

I’m really looking forward to coming out with you guys again and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for 2021.

Hope you, Stuart and the team are all keeping well

BW

Farhan

Farhan, Dolomites 2020
Just completed the Lands End to John O’Groats in 9 days with Stuart Hall Cycling. Fantastic from start to finish, couldn’t recommend highly enough!

The route, organisation, support, accommodation, food, and the group itself were all superb. The leaders, Ed and Ben were always there when you needed them, couldn’t have done more for everyone and made sure we were all safe and well catered for. If you’re thinking about a cycling adventure, this is the place to start!
Looking forward to the next time! 👍Alastair Stewart

Alastair, Lejog 2020
Hi Stuart. I just wanted to thank you and your brilliant team for facilitating the LEJOG trip. It was a trully amazing experience. The challenge and the sense of achievement were fantastic. Ben and Ed were excellent guides. The group was lovely. I certainly won’t forget my 50th. A superb trip Stuart. Thank you 😀 I tagged Stuart Hall Cycling on my facebook comment re the trip but do let me know if there’s anywhere else I can post a review for you. I know others would happily do the same. Hope all going well in Mallorca and fingers crossed we’ll be able to make it back there in the spring 😀Karen
Karen, Lejog 2020
Hi Stuart. Hope your trip to Mallorca is going well. I am on the train back to Leeds after an incredible experience thanks to you and your team. Thank you. This journey meant a lot to me for different reasons, but it was a real quality trip. Ben and Ed did a fantastic job and were great company too. The hotels were good and the food also with the meals on the last and penultimate nights absolutely exceptional. I will certainly recommend you and may well join you again. My thanks also for pointing out my saddle height was wrong and helping me sort it. The saddle sores may well already have been started by the time we got it lowered but the difference it made to relieving pain in my hips and lower back was remarkable. Best of luck with your move to the Balearics and thanks again.
Grant, Lejog 2020
Many thanks Jenny that’s great.

I would also just like to say that of all the companies I’ve dealt with for holidays, Stuart Hall are by far the most friendly, accommodating and understanding. Hopefully as things get back to some normality the approach you have taken during the pandemic will only enhance your reputation amongst the cycling community. I’ve also been following on Facebook the exploits of those taking part in the LEJOG, Coast to Coast and Dolomites:)

Kind regards

Brian

Brian, Mallorca Oct 2020
Hi Jenny

We were on the Spring Break in Majorca with Stuart Hall Cycling, when everything changed and lockdown began.

We hope everyone is managing in these tricky times, we would also like to thank you for a fabulous holiday and all of your help in managing our last days in difficult moments with flight cancellations.

Please find attached some marvellous memories, which shows the holiday is not just about cycling.

When we start looking towards normal again, although we are uncertain what normal will be ? We do hope we can come back to Majorca with Stuart Hall Cycling.

Kind Regards and Stay Safe

Sally

Sally, Mallorca March 2020
Jenny,

A note to wish You All in the Stuart Hall Team well and for a return soon to doing what you do best !

We had a super cycling holiday Compliments to your Excellent Staff.

The food and accommodation in the Playa Mar were also exemplary.

The memories and great exercise sustain us during these strange times.

We both look forward to returning to Mallorca and to cycling with the Stuart Hall Team again in the not too distant future.

In the meantime.

Our Best Wishes and Good Health to You All.

Gerard & Ursula, Mallorca March 2020
Just back from Majorca on the Stuart Hall training camp. Over 1000kms in 10 days. Some really fast rides thanks to Ribble Junior squad, great bunch of lads.
Thanks to rides leaders Simon,Ed,Ben ,Aaron and Stuart himself. Great weather,hotel, food and roads.
Jeff, Mallorca Feb 2020
TRAINING CAMP 2020 – Cancellation and delays but the quality of the riding, good company and weather makes it all worthwhile…..

Our excellent very accommodating in the circumstances (and entertaining) host was Stuart Hall Cycling. Thank you Stuart and your excellent team.

Hope to see you and enjoy you again next year Majorca. Now let’s get on with the racing……

Team vision innovative leisure

Junior team, Mallorca Feb 2020
Had a class week in Mallorca getting a solid block of training done, a whole new world to me 👌👌
Thanks to Stuart Hall and others for leading rides etc, top class 👏👍
Ryan, Mallorca Feb 2020
Dear Stuart

Many thanks to you and the team for the January training camp. I really enjoyed the week. Not only did we get the miles in but I learnt loads amongst a supportive and friendly group. I’m very much looking forward to being back with you in April.

All the best

Farhan

Farhan, Mallorca Jan 2020

2020 Testimonials Related to Covid Disruption

Many thanks Jenny that’s great.

I would also just like to say that of all the companies I’ve dealt with for holidays, Stuart Hall are by far the most friendly, accommodating and understanding. Hopefully as things get back to some normality the approach you have taken during the pandemic will only enhance your reputation amongst the cycling community. I’ve also been following on Facebook the exploits of those taking part in the LEJOG, Coast to Coast and Dolomites:)

Kind regards

Brian

Brian, Mallorca Oct 2020
Have to say I am unbelievably impressed with your response to all this, and a lot of other travel companies could learn a lot from you. This type of thing is not forgotten when things get back to normal.

Thanks
Martin

Martin, spring 2020
Hi Jenny
Thanks, excellent service. I have no qualms about using your firm again in the future!
Paul
Paul, spring 2020
Thanks Jenny

You most certainly will [see us in Mallorca in the future]. So very impressed with your company. Will recommend to anyone. Good luck and hope all work out well 😊 Nick

Nick, spring 2020
Thank you so much, you are obviously a very classy operation.

Rob

Rob, spring 2020
Hi Stuart, l would like to send on a big thanks from all the lads for all your help in getting our money back. We are so disappointed that our trip had to be cancelled as we were all training so hard for it and we were all looking forward to it. We all hope that we can arrange another trip in the future and hopefully we can get a few more to tag along. One thing that we are all agreeing on is that when we do arrange another date that suits us all we will definitely be booking it with you.

We would like to wish you all the best in these difficult times and hopefully when these restrictions are lifted you will be back bigger and stronger than ever before.

Go luck and thanks again
Adrian

Adrian, spring 2020
Hi Jenny

Many thanks for refund. I appreciate that this must be a difficult time for the company and I’ve read that other companies haven’t been as understanding as you. Brian

Brian, spring 2020
Hi Stuart

Just a note to confirm I received my full refund into my account recently.

Many thanks for your attention and excellent customer service. It is a credit to your organisation in what must be extremely difficult times for a business such as yours.

I sincerely look forward to booking with you again for Spring 2021.

Until then, stay safe and well.

Kindest regards

Niall

Niall, spring 2020
Stuart,

I think I speak for all of our group when I say thank you very much for your quick response in refunding the payments.
We look forward to better days ahead when with certainty we can look at re-booking with you. I’d like to think that this will be in the autumn, however only time will tell.

Thanks again,

Mike

Mike, spring 2020
I hope you are all OK. There will be a time when we can venture abroad again and yours will be the first company I turn to. If you
have a mailing list please feel free to add me.
Martin
Martin, spring 2020
Thank you so much for refunding my holiday credit, it was a very kind and honest gesture. I look forward to booking many more wonderful holidays with you amazing people.

Best wishes,

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, spring 2020
It was wonderful of you to refund for our trip in April so promptly. Many thanks. Hopefully we will get to re book again. Always love your cycle holidays. Wishing you all the best.
Regards

Nora

Nora, spring 2020
Hi Stuart

Just to say thanks for sorting out the refunds for me and my group of gentlemen cyclists!

It is good of you to do this in these difficult times – and it will very much enhance your reputation

We were entered into a Birmingham – Cov veto event and paid c55 each – they cancelled and did not refund a penny! Never book with them again!

We look forward to signing up again with you very soon

With kind regards

Mark

Mark, spring 2020
Hi Stuart,

I echo Mark’s thoughts. Very well played in difficult times and we look forward to many more trips with you in future.

Kind regards,
Wayne

Wayne, spring 2020
Hi Jenny and Stuart
I appreciate that it is difficult for everyone at the moment so I’m grateful for the refund.
Rest assured , when I next look at a cycling holiday, I will be in touch.
Kind regards
Ken

Ken, spring 2020
Dear Jenny

Thanks you very much for your recent emails, I have been very impressed with your proactive and balanced approach to this whole crisis. I will definitely look to book with you in the future, but for my current booking I would like an Option 5 refund to my Credit Card
Ian

Ian, spring 2020
Hi Stuart and Jenny,

I just wanted to say thank you for the refund for our cancelled trip to Mallorca. We have been trying to recover the monies via our insurance policies but have been experiencing a negative response. We are, therefore, very appreciative of your understanding despite the obvious financial implications for your company. Your cycle holidays are a unique experience and will be welcome change from the isolation that we are currently experiencing once a vaccine or a viable means of managing the virus have been found.

I wish you well and sincerely hope that some time in the future we will be able join you in Mallorca.

Kind Regards

David

David, spring 2020
Hi Jenny

Thanks for your communication which has been excellent all along. It’s such a shame as this would have been my third spring training camp with you.

At the moment my wife and I are not sure of our availability in September or October, so could we have a refund please?

If we are free to book in the autumn then we’ll do it nearer the time. Rest assured it will be with Stuart Hall Cycling.

I wish your company all the best at this difficult time.

Best regards

David

David, spring 2020
Dear Jenny
Thank you for the update. I’m sure this is a difficult time for you all . I do hope you are able to weather the storm. Cycling in Mallorca with Stuart has been my little bit of heaven for the last 5 years or so . I still have fingers crossed that my trip will go ahead on 25th April but if it doesn’t we will of course be happy to transfer to another date. Thank you to Stuart and the team,let’s hope it’s only a 2 week shut down
Kind regards
Elizabeth and Paul
Elizabeth & Paul, spring 2020
Hi Jenny
Thanks for the update in what must be really challenging times for Stuart Hall Cycling.
I have been privileged to be a customer of Stuart Hall cycling holidays over quite a number of years now, and I just wanted to let you know that I would like to continue to support the future of the business in whatever way I can.
Best wishes
David
David, spring 2020
Thank you so much Jenny, you have been fantastic at keeping us all up to date and informed. I hope you guys are doing ok and holding up, truly extraordinary times.

Best regards,

John

John, spring 2020
Hi,
Hope you are all keeping safe!
I would like to thank you for the refund which I have now received and look forward to seeing you in mallorca at some point in the future when this situation sorts itself out.
Stay safe,
Regards,
Mike
Mike, spring 2020
Refund fully received now. Thank you so much for sorting all of this out so quickly. Once the world returns to normality I’ll get booked back in

Thanks again,
Annaliese

Annaliese, spring 2020
Like your message. Good for you. The kindness and consideration to your customers now will be repaid in loyalty.
Misc, spring 2020
A great email, Stuart. Thank you.

I have never met you nor been to any part of Spain. This was painful. I think you reflect the best of mankind and I will get there one day.
Danny

Danny, spring 2020
Dear Stuart.

So sorry that you, a fair minded guy, have been so affected by this terrible virus. Who could ever had imagined the terrible death and economic damage this is causing. Just hoping that coming into the summer the virus will subdue in its potency.

Life sometimes can be so unfair and I am just hoping that Helen and yourself can turn this around.

Take care and best of luck.

Peter

Peter, spring 2020
Stuart

I was booked to come over with Phoenix CC from Belfast. I was looking forward to the trip as this would have been my first time over. I just wanted to thank you for the recent refund payment in light of the Coronavirus. This isn’t an easy time for anyone.

Thanks again and I will be in touch.

Paul

Paul, spring 2020
Jenny,
Many thanks for this, which is really appreciated. I can assure you that I will definitely be back in Majorca with you as soon as possible. It’s what’s keeping me going at the moment! (well that and vast quantities of chocolate!)
Give my love and thanks to Stuart, Helen and the kids,
Hope to see you before too long,
Cath
Cath, spring 2020
Thanks Stuart,
Very much appreciated.
We’ll be back once this is over!
Peter
Peter, spring 2020
Hi Stuart

Thank’s for that – much appreciated.

Let’s hope we can enjoy everything again, when this is all over.

Take care

Helen

Helen, spring 2020
Hi Stuart

Thanks for the quick response, especially in this difficult period.

I’m looking forward to being with you in Majorca when this pandemic is over. In the meantime best wishes to you and your family and your colleagues.

Stay safe – kind regards

Mike

Mike, spring 2020
Thanks Stu, appreciate it!
You will definitely see me when this is all over, can’t wait for a good old cycling holiday with great people!!

Thanks so much,
Wishing you and the family good health and safety.

Ingrid

Ingrid, spring 2020
Hi Helen,

thank you so much for sorting this out.

I will definitely be back.

Lou

Louise, spring 2020
Thanks you for the refund,
Greatly appreciated.

Hopefully we will get to Majorca in the near future.

Hope everyone is well and safe.

Kind Regards
Bryan

Bryan, spring 2020
Hi Helen,
Many thanks for the swift turn-around with the refund.
Once we have some certainty with regard to travel and holiday availability I will rebook with Stuart Hall.
Regards And Stay Safe
Norman
Norman, spring 2020
I wish you and all at SHC a successful return to a profitable and enjoyable future. Mallorca is a great gig and all of us want to return ASAP.

Best regards

Noel

Noel, spring 2020