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Stuart Hall

Founder of Stuart Hall Cycling, Stuart has over 40 years of cycling experience, much of it in Europe. He first raced in Holland as a schoolboy and junior before moving to France and racing there for 10 years, based in Bordeaux and then Normandy.

Stuart Hall Cycling grew out of Stuart’s passion for cycling, and his view that the sport should be open to everyone shapes the way he runs the business. His trips all benefit from his immense experience – he’s been taking groups to Mallorca since 1987, and first rode the Marmotte in 1988…

Stuart takes care of trip logistics and leads rides. If you call him, don’t be surprised if the line is a little windy – he’s most likely riding his bike!

Jenny Fyall (Marketing and admin)

Jenny is the person most people never meet, but an integral member of the team, essential to ensuring your trip goes smoothly. She started helping Stuart out with his admin and marketing in 2012. Many people’s interaction will be limited to her polite requests for flight and payment information, but she enjoys hearing about their cycling trips and has built up a good relationship with many clients over the years. Just don’t expect to get an email from her during usual working hours as her day job involves looking after her two small children. Her eldest has just learned to ride a bike so it won’t be long before she is joining the regulars out on a Mallorca training camp! Jenny previously spent 10 years as a journalist.

Simon Day (Ride leader)

An experienced cyclist, Simon raced professionally for ANC in the 1980s, and was National Team Time Trial Champion in the 1990s. More recently he’s been National Vets Road Race champion and has numerous Vets Track Championship medals.

He has a life-long passion for cycling, and loves passing on his knowledge to others so that they can share his enjoyment of the sport. An “old-school” cyclist, Simon also embraces new technology and thinking about training, bikes and nutrition, and will happily chat to you about anything bike-related, old or new, while enjoying the beautiful scenery that is just best seen on two wheels!

Ed Moesli (Ride leader, mechanic)

Ed first visited Mallorca in 2012 with Loughborough University and couldn’t stay away; he has been back every year since. His background is in cross-country mountain bike racing, where he regularly competed at national level. He recently made the switch over to cyclocross to test himself in a new discipline.

Despite the short, off-road nature of cyclocross races, Ed loves long rides and is most at home when the gradient starts increasing… he is more than happy to pace you up a climb! Ed is also a qualified and experienced bicycle mechanic.

Rob (Ride leader, mechanic)

Rob’s cycled all his life and having visited Mallorca to cycle on holiday for 10 years, made the decision to move there full time in 2020. He’s now a “full time cyclist” enjoying Mallorca’s fabulous roads, the cake and the 300 days of sunshine a year!

Prior to living in Mallorca, Rob guided and coached in his native Ireland, and has been a ride leader, committee member, race and event organiser with his cycling club Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar for more years than he cares to remember. He is a qualified first-aider and mechanic.

Rob likes exploring new routes, finding coffee stops with the best cake, and chatting about the local history, or any other topic for that matter. He is also known to appreciate a cold beer or two after a spin.

Ben Smith (Ride leader)

Ben’s been working with Stuart Hall Cycling since 2015 and is usually to be found leading the faster or intermediate rides. He started cycling over 15 years ago around the Warwickshire lanes, only discovering Mallorca in 2013 when members of his club persuaded him to come out. He quickly fell in love with the quiet roads, beautiful scenery and great cakes that the island is famous for – to cyclists at least!

Ben now loves nothing more than exploring the beautiful Mallorca lanes and discovering new routes, and he is learning Spanish so that he can chat more easily with the locals.

Ian Turner (Ride leader, support)

Ian loves cycling. Pure and simple. He started racing in the ’70s and has ridden his bike ever since. Having moved to live in the Pyrenees over 15 years ago, he’s become something of a mountain goat – as you might expect if your usual evening circuit takes in the col d’Aspin…

A regular in Mallorca, Ian also provides support for many of our French trips over the summer. He’s got a very laid-back, can-do manner and there are few more welcome sights when the going gets tough on the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs than his smiling face with a ready quip and a cold drink.

Ian prefers beer to wine, and believes the best is always the first cold beer after a ride. Although the second and third usually taste pretty good too…

Wayne Van den Bergh (Ride leader)

A keen tester in his racing days, Wayne is also an experienced track and crit racer and has been coming out to Mallorca with us on and off since the 1990s.

He professes to prefer riding hard on the flats with a tail-wind but he’s no slouch on the climbs, and wherever he is in the pack, there is sure to be a large smile and endless string of humorous banter accompanying him.

A mixture of African, Kiwi and Welshman rolled into one, you’ll usually find him in the bar in the evening – Wayne enjoys nothing more than having a good chat and re-hydrating with like-minded people after a good day in the saddle.

We are hiring! Please contact us with a bit about your background if you’re interested in joining our team of guides. You must be either an EU citizen, a Spanish resident or have a work visa in order to work for us. We’re looking for proactive individuals who loving cycling, are customer focused and understand how to lead a group ride. Knowledge of the Mallorcan lanes, bike mechanics, first aid and language skills all highly beneficial. We are looking for ride leaders for all levels of rides, so you don’t need to be particularly fast. You do, however, need to be able to ride all day at the pace of the group, on the front in the wind, and for multiple days in a row!