2021 Testimonials

Hi Stuart and Helen, Trust you are both doing well and looking forward to your well earned break. Cycling - awesome. Lucky on weather. Good routes and a variety of hard and eat which allowed for good recovery and the much needed endurance mileage. Ride leaders - you were all epic! Feedback on how to improve is always welcome. General organisation - easy to do business with. When you look at the website you get a good feel for what you are going to get and how much for. Fees are also very reasonable and deposit/ payment plan is excellent. Coming back - hell yeah. Looking forward to it. Need to agree dates with work and let you know. I’m usually a last minute dot com. Thanks again to all 3 of you. Merry Christmas Marianne
Marianne, Mallorca Winter 2021
This was the first time we had participated in a leader led cycle activity and it was brilliant. We really enjoyed the experience. The booking process / general organisation was very relaxed - 'well oiled' - supported with information as & when requested. We had absolute confidence in 'Stuart Hall Cycling' with regards to arrangements such as transfers, hotel booking & cycling experience and the general organisation was excellent. The hotel (Occidental Playa de Palma) was perfect for us. The food was good and generous. The rides were good. Interesting, very enjoyable and sometimes challenging, which has given us a benchmark for our next trip. Ed had us weighed up & measured quickly (ability / fitness wise) and tailored the routes / itineraries perfectly. The hire bikes were great value for money, set up perfectly and with Ed & Stuart on hand we had full confidence in the mechanicals. In summary, the experience was just what we had imagined and you did not disappoint, far from it.
Alan & Carole, Mallorca Winter 2021
It was a really excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed. All your staff, especially Wayne and Matt, were very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the Mar Senses hotel even more than the Playa Mar, as we thought the check-in was slicker, the staff very friendly and the food was excellent. Best regards, Wayne
Wayne, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Hi, Just a quick note to say thank you for 9 great days out in Mallorca recently. Really enjoyed both hotels stay, particularly the Playa Mar in Puerto Pollenca which I will definitely return to for another cycling trip in the not to distant future hopefully. I big thank you to all Stuart Hall staff who’s local knowledge and experience is invaluable. Found the whole trip great value for money. And met some great people. Trying to persuade friends to come out next time with me. Once again really enjoyed. Cheers Andrew
Andrew, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t think of any ways to improve on what it sets out to be. And it’s my second ride with SHC, and in Majorca - there’s a good reason for that! It’s a great format. Thank you. SHC service absolutely faultless. As a minimum it takes the organisational hassle out of booking, but more importantly provides an oasis of like-minded people and unsurpassable local knowledge of roads, restaurants etc. Yes, definitely will be back again. May also try SHC in other places too! Angus
Angus, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Dear Stuart, I was very impressed with the organisation of the holiday and the standard of the hotel. All the staff were friendly and helpful. They were persistent in dealing with a small niggle on the bike that I hired. The rides were well described and supervised. I was particularly impressed when the ride in the mountains was changed to a flat ride for safety’s sake when it started to rain. I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and would return in the future. Cheers David
David, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Booked for October m312 at very short notice. Helen and the team were outstanding at organising everything and fitting me in with their group. Bike rental is good value. Good bikes, good kit. Great value at £490 for 4 nights plus m312 entry and transfer. Condesa hotel was ideal for this event. Thanks Kenny
Kenny, Mallorca 312 2021
I had a fantastic week in Majorca with Stuart Hall Cycling. My first cycling trip overseas and first venture into group riding. The experience was very memorable, as a lone female cyclist I felt looked after from the moment I arrived at the airport until my departure. The staff could not do enough to make my holiday great fun with guidance where needed. A highlight for me was a group ride at pace where Helen both supported me and gave me guidance how to ride in a peloton. This gave me confidence and knowledge for the future. I made lots of friends never feeling alone. I will certainly be back in Spring hopefully catching up with the friends I made. Thank you. Jean
Jean, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Hi, Having recently returned from my cycling holiday with you , I would like to congratulate you & your staff on a great week. Hotel quality & staff excellent, rides &leaders first class. Thanks Peter
Peter, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Hi! Cycling in Mallorca is always the highlight of my cycling calendar. Since Carl encouraged me to join up with Croston a couple of years ago it’s been the thing I look forward to each year. The holiday and in particular the rides are great fun, and the Stuart Hall ride leaders are always supportive and interested in how you feel and what your looking to achieve each day. I can’t think of anything that could be either different or improved: the holiday is very enjoyable, the hotels and staff are fab, the cycling is sometimes challenging but it’s always fun and the weather is great.. What’s not to like?!! Thanks for another great holiday - I’m now looking forward to the next one. Might do 2 next year if the funds allow! Kind regards, Rich
Richard, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Hello Stuart, I want to say a big thank you for another brilliant cycling holiday. It is also worth mentioning the flexible approach you took in allowing me to use my credit caused because of the pandemic at any time that suited me and in that I am really grateful - thankyou. I spent the days cycling with guides: Ed, Wayne and Phil and I must say these guys are a pleasure to cycle with. These genuine, down to earth guys always have a smile on their face and just as important I felt safe in their company cycling around town.... I look forward to cycling with these guys again soon. It really does feel like a big cycling family and having our evening meal together in the hotel is another thumbs up. I would have loved to have stayed longer than the 6 nights but it is currently difficult due to work commitments - another time. It was also really nice to see you. Thank you Mario
Mario, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Hi Stuart / Helen Many thanks for a very enjoyable trip in Mallorca as always. Coming on my own was very rewarding in meeting so many interesting and varied individuals, including some who live very close to me on Hayling Island and ride for Clubs that I know well. Trips would not be so enjoyable without the time and effort that you both put in to ensure that everybody has a good time. From being picked up at the Airport, the welcome briefing, the Playa Mar Hotel, the routes and of course, Wayne, Simon & Ed for their enthusiasm, encouragement and local knowledge all helps contribute to a winning formula. I was surprised by just how many people had previous experience of a Stuart Hall trip, which is always reassuring so you must be doing things in the right way. I look forward to my June 2022 Dolomites trip and will plan to return again to Mallorca in October 2022, hopefully with my non cycling family (wife, daughter & son-in-law) who are eager to sample all that the Playa Mar has to offer, while I spend the day out cycling. Many thanks once again. Best regards Jamie
Jamie, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Dear Stuart, Many thanks for your message. Another great trip which I thoroughly enjoyed. It is good to see things are picking up again for you. Wayne and Ed were excellent as ever and I felt very well looked after. I am hoping to get out again at the end of April beginning of May 2022. Best wishes James
James, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Dear Stuart, Helen and Jenny, Just a note of thanks for facilitating a fabulous few days cycling in Majorca. The communication and flexibility of your company is excellent and most appreciated in these Covid (challenging) times. Mar Senses is a lovely hotel; clean, great food and helpful staff. Your team were very welcoming and professional - Ed’s technical expertise, Simon’s extensive cycling knowledge and empathy for the non-pro rider and Wayne’s friendly company at meal times! You were highly recommended to us (by my brother-in-law) and we will certainly be spreading the word to our cycling friends. We are already missing the sun, sea and spectacular cycling and will do all we can to return again next year. We wish you well with the autumn season now that restrictions are being lifted further. Warm regards, Katherine and Liz
Katherine and Liz, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Hi Stuart, I hope you are enjoying your week back home in Mallorca. Thanks again for guiding us through the Alps last week and looking after all the logistics involved. We couldn’t have done it without you and everything was laid out to perfection. The hotels were lovely & the food & company was great. A big thank you to Ian also for being so helpful all week. The climbs themselves were breathtaking and I have never enjoyed anything like it, the scenery was so stunning it was beyond description. I am already looking forward to going back again at some stage and I will certainly be recommending Stuart Hall Cycling to anybody thinking of doing Raid Alpine. See you in Spring 2022 all going well. Best regards, Tomás
Tomás, Raid Alpine 2021
Hi Stuart, I would like to thank you very much for an epic cycle across the Alps last week. I'm not sure if it has actually sunk in yet what I completely but no doubt in the coming weeks it will. The Stuart Hall Raid Alpine is a fantastic adventure, taking in the iconic climbs that we watch the Pros contest on year after year. I often dreamed about doing one of the climbs, but to do so many in the week is incredible. The advice offered by you and Ian each day was invaluable, and my climbing technique improved as the week progressed. We were well looked after on the road with excellent lunch breaks, and the hotels for our overnight stays in the various ski resorts were full of character. I could not speak more highly of this event and of your organisation, suffice to say that I look forward to doing it again with you in the coming years, Thank you again for everything, Mike
Mike, Raid Alpine 2021
Hi Helen It’s just over 2 weeks since we contacted you about a potential short cycling trip to Mallorca. From the beginning to now sitting here waiting for our flight back to London the service we have received and experienced has really been beyond exceptional. In our opinion it’s always starts with ‘location, location’ and Mallorca, Puerto Pollenca and Mar Senses Hotel are spot on. All the staff we met were fantastic, from the taxi driver from the airport, Ed the mechanic and Wayne and Simon as cycling guides. Not to mention ALL the staff in the hotel. We are working hard already to organise ourselves for a return trip to Mar Senses next year. Please could you look at your availability around Easter weekend 2022, 5-7 nights. We are reasonably flexible about dates. Ideally, leaving UK on Thursday 21st April 2022 please. It’s very exciting to be able to plan ahead a bit more. Thank you once again, you’ve been brilliant and we shall spread the word about you to our many cycling friends. Best wishes Mark & Rachel
Mark & Rachel, Mallorca Autumn 2021
Dear Stuart, You beat me to it as I stayed an extra day in Inverness and my first job after returning was to write and complement you on a well organised trip. It was all a superb experience with hotels well placed with regard to distance, restaurants close by and magnificent catering en-route. Each morning we had a briefing and a general indication of where the breaks would be. Lo and behold as the days unfolded there they were. Ed and Phil were excellent as ride leaders as it is not easy to manage a disparate group with differing needs. Especially as the age range went from 22 to 71 (me) with each of us having our own individual pace. My complements to a well organised and well administered ride. A few of us are considering your Majorca trips and we are talking about the ‘Coast to Coast’ for next year. Regards John
John, Lejog 2021
Dear Stuart and Helen, Thank you for a very enjoyable cycling holiday. Myself and my friends (The Rambling Roses) thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with you. Special mention needs to go to your team, Mark, Phil and Ed not forgetting Jenny too for their organisation, good humoured help and effective support. This was my fourth holiday with you and there is no doubt I will be back for more as soon as I can make time for another cycling holiday. I hope to see you soon, thank you. Mike
Mike, Coast to Coast 2021
I struck gold this week with you lot, thanks for brilliant trip
Nigel, Raid Pyrenees 2021
Rode with Stuart Hall cycling on a recent C2C. The team Phil Welch, Mark Hall and Ed Moesli were superb, full of knowledge, supportive and motivational. Nothing was too much trouble, all good guys to be with through 3 tough days of climbing. Wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip with Stuart Hall cycling. 5 stars 🌟 team!
Linda, Coast to Coast 2021
Dear Stuart Re the recent C2C ride. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and had a great three days riding. Phil, Ed and Mark were fantastic in every way - organising everything so we didn't have to do anything apart from cycle. They were always on hand to transport day bags, provide drinks and motivation, and make sure everything happened when it need to. The route was stunning although harder than I expected - but I have ridden in the south of England for most of my life and underestimated the climbs of the Lake District and the North York Moors! Luckily I had enough gears so coped OK. The first hill out of Whitehaven was a complete shock though as a 17% climb in the first mile was unexpected and none of us was warmed up. Maybe there is another route out of town? Apart from that the cycling was fine. The GPX files that I downloaded to my Garmin worked perfectly so there was no risk of getting lost. I look forward to riding with you again sometime. Kind regards Mark
Mark, Coast to Coast 2021
Wonderful to spend time with you all, great leadership, great camaraderie, great ride! Let’s definitely do it again!!
Jeff, Coast to Coast 2021
Thank you to for the great organisation and fantastic ride and great company
Gino, Coast to Coast 2021
Thank you everyone for a great trip. It was really enjoyable and the great company made the hills manageable. Maybe somewhere flat next.
Donna, Coast to Coast 2021
Thank you Phil, Mark, Ed and the lovely Jeff for all your support and encouragement over the last 3 days. I have learned so much, met such an amazing group of people from all over the country and watched some very determined riders climb some horrendous mountains. Good luck everyone. Hope to see you all again soon, but I will be at the front next next . Take lots of care everyone xxxx
Michelle, Coast to Coast 2021
Thanks for all your help and encouragement. Great trip full of memories. See you in Majorca.
John, Lejog 2021
Thanks everyone for a great LEJOG experience, especially to Ed and Phil for the great support! It was nice to meet you all, and, being a solo booking, feeling so welcome within the group. 😊😁
Kevin, Lejog 2021
Hope everyone has a safe trip back, thank you so much to Ed and Phil for being such amazing guides and thank you to everyone else for being so lovely and looking after me for the whole trip, it’s been the best experience!
Chloe, Lejog 2021
Cheers Stuart , great week with Ed and Phil , weather was kind for Uk and Scotland brought the sunshine ! But , see you in Mallorca next time 👍
John, Lejog 2021