I missed you before I left today but just wanted to say thanks for a great week.
I really enjoyed it, the rain was even an experience in itself. It was my first organised cycle holiday and was travelling alone but it was made so easy and everyone working for you made me very welcome and I met so great people to ride with amongst your other guests too.
Hopefully see you in May.
I really enjoyed my week riding with your groups. The ride leaders were great! Challenging rides, recovery rides, good pace and safe!
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for a brilliant holiday 23 – 30 sep 2018.
From the moment we arrived everything was excellent, the room in the hotel, the bike and set up, helped by Dan.
The rides each day were very well organised and the three ride leaders, Dave, Tom and Wayne, made the rides even more enjoyable.
I have already told everybody at the club I ride with about Stuart Hall, recommending they use you, if they come to Majorca.
I will definitely look to book next year and look forward to cycling with your company again.
Great rides, top guides, nice hotel and good company.
I had an amazing Tour de France trip & enjoyed every minute. Stuart’s knowledge was invaluable & made the trip special. Seeing each stage from different points each day was great & Stuart’s ability to change plans due to road closures made sure we got the best view each day. The accommodation was clean & comfortable, not luxury but good for the price, breakfast basic, we ate out for dinner & the food was great. I would love to see more of the Tour another time.
Just to let you know that The Alpine Raid was the greatest experience I have ever had on two wheels it all went better than expected.
The climbs were hard but being on the same roads that the tdf uses made it extra special. The hotel stops were great and living out of my bags was a new experience but made me much more organised and tidy. I knew most of the riders from Mallorca and those I didn’t know we soon understood each other on the Cols.
The last ride down into Nice was magical fast descent and then the ride along the seafront. I grabbed a beer after a quick swim in the sea then back to the hotel for a well earned shower.
It was stupendous. The climbs, two to three Cols per day, were awesome; the descents thrilling and never ending. Unbelievable, really. As an example, from the top of the Galibier, we rode 60 kilometres downhill to the Alpe d’Huez climb. I kept looking at my Garmin – 30 kms, then 40, then 50, and finally 60 kms. How does that happen. Who cares; it did and it was so much fun. And, that was only one of many such descents. In fact, if you’d been a kid, with a pocket full of quarters at a Midway amusement fair, where the rides were only a nickle a piece, you would not have had more fun. Exhilarating is insufficient to express the feeling of flying down the Cols to the next climb. If you’re thinking about riding the Raid Alpine, do it. The alpine scenery is breathtaking; and, SHC and crew are excellent hosts and guides. Not to be missed.
You guys rock! Thanks for a super fun trip! And, thanks too to Ian and Ivor, who were terrific. It was great to spend time with you guys and the gang detoxing & retoxing!
Have great rest of the summer and look forward to seeing you in October!
Just want to say thank you to the whole team for a wonderful weekend.
The trip was extremely well organised, the accommodation was ideal and Stuart and the rest of the lads were great company.
I loved the ride as the route and views were breathtaking and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
I’m very interested in taking part again next year once the ride is announced please could you drop me an email to let me know.
I have to thank all of you at Stuart Hall Cycles for organising and supporting me thoughout the week of the Marmotte. You kept the pressure off the riders and the professional advice in the days before the race was invaluable (you even told me how to breathe).
The race day will always be one of the best days of my life and the race went so well. When I came down off the Galibier to find Dave by the van shouting “You did it man, man you did it!” I was sure that I would be a finisher. When I punctured in the last tunnel going down to Bourg, Dave and Ian rocked up to help before I even had the tyre off, it was great.
So at 69 I completed my first Marmotte and rode all the way, I have the medal, the long sleeve jersey and the memories!
Very many thanks for all the help.
I recently returned from a week cycling with you between 28 April and 5 May 2018 with a group of 10 other friends. This was my second time with SHC and once again it was a great experience from the uplift at the airport, the hotel, cycling, staff and the drop off. The choice of routes and scenery is fantastic.
I also had a minor mechanical with my bike, which your staff sorted out in a few minutes.
I will be returning in October with my wife and we are both really looking forward to it already.
Just a quick note to say we had a great time on our cycling holiday and loved our stay at the Mar Senses hotel.
We’d also like to say a big thank you to you for all the help and support, also arranging our transport to Palma and to Dave for our excellent guided tours.
Mary and Michael Jamie and Mandy
Just returned from a week cycling in Mallorca. Had the best time and just wanted to take the opportunity to say what a wonderful group of staff you have, especially David going above and beyond to ensure all guests are happy!
Thanks again I will definitely be back
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for our recent trip to Mallorca. It was perfect.
The hotel was great, couldn’t have asked for better. Jon enjoyed the ride…..very proud of him!
He is looking forward to the Marmotte now!
Thanks so much for all of your help, greatly appreciated! Only wished we had booked for longer!
Thanks to all for great time.
Just a quick email to say thanks to you and your team.
You and your team delivered excellent customer service – 5*
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole “Stuart Hall” experience during my recent trip to Majorca and I am already looking forward to your Raid Pyrenees trip in August 2018.
Keep enjoying the cycling in the sun, stay safe and see you soon x
I’d just like to thank everyone at Stuart Hall for helping to give me the best holiday I’ve had for a long time. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and kind. Despite being a very average cyclist no body made me feel like I was a pain if I was a bit slower than everyone else. Being given encouragement and genuine support meant I succeeded in completing the Sa Calobra which I honestly didn’t think I’d manage. All the instructors/mechanics were brilliant and made the holiday.
I was also very fortunate in so much as I was lucky enough to be put in a room with Caroline whom hit it off with immediately. We laughed a lot and I made a friend for life.
Apart from the ants in the bedroom the hotel was brilliant and food fabulous quality and plenty of it. The staff there are also great.
So I’m afraid it’s highly likely you’ll be seeing me again in October…..!!! Please please pass on my thanks to everyone….and Helen please don’t lap me too many times in Richmond Park !!!!
Many thanks again to you all
Just wanted to say thank you for a great week’s training and the best cycling-holiday atmosphere I’ve ever had. Mallorca is brilliantly set up for cyclists and the hotel was a perfect base for us. I’ve never seen so many cyclists having breakfast together and the pre-ride and day-after chat was always fun
Best of all, the team at Stuart Hall Cycling has restored my faith in cycling holiday companies. I had a horrible experience last year in Tenerife and this year, it was such a relief to find ride leaders who can and do manage their groups effectively on the road.
It was also inspiring to ride and chat with Julie, Sophie and Helen. It’s great to see more talented women riders on the roads and they reminded me just how much I enjoy the dynamic of a mixed-sex training group. I’m already looking forward to my next trip with Stuart Hall Cycling and in the meantime, I’ll be watching out for our Sophie in the Tour de Yorkshire 🙂
Thanks all of you for a great holiday. You came highly recommended and you did not disappoint. It was great that you were willing to be flexible with the rides because we were confident we could do the climbs but weren’t sure we would keep up with the faster groups. Very happy that you put on some that suited us as it would have been a shame to miss out on some of the most spectacular scenery. I was very impressed with my brand new Dream hire bike, I wasn’t expecting one of such high spec – no excuse for not making those hills either 😉 Playa Mar hotel was excellent, wide choice of delicious food, not sure how they manage such a range for huge numbers of hungry cyclists day after day; and very friendly service.
We’ll be back for more (cycling not just food).
Just got home and I have to say it was brilliant. I Loved it.
Firstly, the staff at my hotel are all brilliant, always happy to help and very efficient in their work.
Secondly, the guides who work for Stuart are brilliant. very knowledgeable. Just to mention a few of them: Gaz, Andy, Julie, Tom and Ben. They will always keep an eye on how people are doing in the group… The difference ability rides on offer each day is excellent.
Look forward to the next one
Thank you for making our first visit so memorable. We can’t wait to return 😄
Wanted to drop you a short mail to thank you and your staff for an amazing few days. What an experience from the transfers, the hotel, the selection of rides, the friendliness of everyone during each day, and of course the quality of roads and weather!!
A few of us connected and have become friends in such a short period, we are planning for October and next April !!
My son and I have just returned from a few days cycling with your company at Playa Mar Pollenca. We would just like to thank you for a really well organised short break, and the hotel couldn’t be faulted.
We will be booking again
So simply a thank you to you and also to Jenny for all her help. Great holiday, efficiently organised, nice hotel with great staff and like most of your clients I will be there again next year.
Many thanks for an excellent holiday in Majorca. I have been with you before but had a 5 year break due to living away. I am super impressed with the way you have developed in the last 5 years. We had at least 5 rides to choose from each day and body core classes each morning. Large, modern bedrooms and an excellent spa.
You have managed to keep the relaxed elements of the business – no need to sign up for a ride, just be at front of hotel at 10am and decide where you want to go, plus great places to stop for a coffee. Whilst also having great organization in the background – mechanic in hotel, notice board with all key information, enough leaders to be able to split big groups, and leaders who really know the lanes of Majorca and support with transfers to airport.
We really enjoyed it and will for sure be back, keep up the good work.
Please pass on to Stuart and all his staff, thanks and appreciation from myself and the rest of my group.
As you know, I brought 16 people out this spring and although many of us were return customers, there were a significant amount who were either, first time to Mallorca or first time with Stuart. It is safe to say that everyone very much enjoyed themselves and I received many positive comments.
Over the few years that I have been a customer, there has been a continued subtle but apparent improvement to your operation. Improved website & online communication before the holiday, a move to Playa Mar / Mar senses, a notice board with plenty of information, welcome briefings for new customers, friendly, helpful guides, in house repairs (my thanks to Sean!), massage from the Hillmanator, I could go on…..
There is much enthusiasm among those that joined me this time and I am sure this will lead to more return visits!
I look forward to joining you all again in the autumn, have a great season!
On behalf of our group of cyclists and non-cyclists we wish to thank Stuart Hall Cycling for a most enjoyable week at the Playa Mar resort.
The entire Stuart Hall Team were excellent and could not have been more helpful in the advice and encouragement they gave to all of our group, so much so that some of our non-cyclists may plan some rides in the future.
Speaking of which we would plan to return to you (if you’ll have us!) in April 2019 (22nd to 29th) and you could provisionally book us in for a similar size group. Thanks again Stuart and we’ll chat soon,
I just wanted to send my thanks to you and your team. I joined three rides over the weekend for my first time cycling in Mallorca and I’ll definitely come back in the future. All the leaders were great and I made some lovely friends. Thanks so much!
Just wanted to say thank you for the pick up today, great service 🙂
Thanks Stuart Hall Cycling Stuart Hall for making it mega!!
Just a brief email to say thank you to you and your ride captains for 7 great days of cycling in March. The food was good, the weather was brilliant compared to the UK (such a relief to be able to cycle in shorts and even a short sleeved top) and your guys took us on some brilliant rides at good speed. I improved my cycling fitness massively in just 7 days.
I will be joining up for the Alpine Ride in August. Looking forward to it and to coming back to Port de Pollenca.
Many many thanks
Many thanks for your follow-up email re our Cycling Holiday in October – we were so impressed in April we returned.
We had an excellent time which was the consensus of all in our group. In April we stayed in the Mar Senses & this time the Playa de Mar & we were very pleased with the accommodation (although ours was a little tired); the food, was excellent and the staff were pleasant & helpful.
Again there was a good range of rides & your leaders were excellent – in fact I have already encouraged two other local clubs I ride with to consider booking with you for their oversees tours. Lorraine, my wife, was particularly pleased with Ivor (after a chat to Helen) who took her, and another woman, who had been doing the steady rides with Sam, on a ‘steady’ Orient ride which they otherwise would not have considered. This was a great highlight for them.
We will certainly give very positive feedback on your FB page & on your website.
Again – many thanks for the follow-up & the great service you, and your team provide, and we hope to be with you again in the future.
Regards – John & Lorraine
The hotel, the Playa Mar is very good. The food is excellent and nothing could be too much trouble for the staff. The accommodation is comfortable though the apartments that haven’t yet been refurbished have quite tired bathrooms and kitchen areas. We sat in the pool area quite a lot this trip and that was well maintained.
There was a good variety of rides each day with a choice of hills and flat rides and varying distances. The ride leaders were excellent as usual though I personally don’t like being part of a large group on the small lanes near P. Pollensa. It was always more comfortable and felt safer being part of a smaller group. I appreciated and benefitted from some tips on technique given by ride leaders.
Kevin was lucky to be present when there was the chance of doing the lap of the island with some of the ride leaders and other clients. He really enjoyed the experience and benefitted from the support and company of the other riders.
I would ( and do) recommend the experience to other riders.
We hope to be there again next year!
Thank you for another great holiday. Everything about it was good, the hotel was excellent as usual and the staff were really friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Your leaders were really friendly and helpful, especially Andy and Sean who sorted the bikes. It was nice to be greeted by Jennifer, much appreciated. Also thanks to Sam and Ev who we have got to know quite well “similar age group”. The weather was good too.
Look forward to April. Have a good winter.
Muriel & Tony
Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the holiday, even though it’s taken me a week to recover! I rode most days with one of the medium pace groups which seemed to suit my ability and requirements. After 3 fairly long rides I dropped down to Sam’s ride for 1 day and appreciated the slightly easier pace. All the leaders were very helpful and road knowledge was excellent. I have been going to Mallorca for the last 10 years and they still managed to find lots of lanes I hadn’t come across.
The hotel was very good with an excellent choice of food, although taking the bike through the hotel to the room was something new as all other hotels I’ve stayed at have had secure and equipped underground garages. I wondered how non cycling guests viewed this. All in all, I thought it very well organised and the transfers were very smooth.
I’m not sure if you have contacted my room mate, Michael, but if not, I know that he would have similar comments. If our ageing bodies hold up until next October, I’m sure you’ll be seeing us again.
Many thanks for a great holiday.
Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our recent three day cycling trip. We stayed in the gorgeous Mar Senses Hotel, Puerto Pollensa. The cycling was brilliant and Andy Capper and Dave Maughan looked after us superbly as always.
It’s a great time of year to visit and it could become a regular trip
Looking forward to April.
Just a quick note to say that we had a brilliant week with Stuart in Mallorca and really enjoyed the cycling. Please pass on our thanks to him and the team for making it such a positive experience. We will definitely be back!
Can I also say how happy we were with the upgrade to the Mar Senses hotel – what a lovely place! We thoroughly enjoyed staying there. Thanks very much!
And what an event! Well-marshalled, great organisation and loads of cheering support along the way. The well-stocked food stops meant I arrived back with the energy bars I set out with still in my pockets and the standard of riding was perhaps the best I have experienced in any sportive. Riding through a world heritage centre on silky-smooth closed roads in cycling paradise. What’s not to like?
Well, admittedly there’s the monstrous distance – 194 miles and more than 5,000 metres of climbing – but thankfully latching onto a well-organised group helped get me over the line in a decent time and I didn’t have to make use of the out-of-hours hotel buffet Stuart had arranged for us in case of a late finish. Instead there was time for a short jaunt to the famous cyclist’s haunt Tolos, where the Garmin ticked over 200 miles and the draft Estrella provided the perfect recovery aid!
Cheers – here’s to the next one!
Just a note of thanks from our group of cyclists and non-cyclists for a beautiful few days at your cycling camp. For most it was the first taste of what is on offer in the way of cycling and relaxation in Majorca, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the routes. We were all really impressed with the Playa Mar, you have a terrific base there with great facilities and quietness when you need it!
Some are already planning for 2018.
Many thanks to Stuart Hall Cycling for making our first visit to Mallorca one to remember. We both enjoyed the variety of rides and benefitted from the wealth of knowledge that each ride leader has. Everyone was so friendly and efficient, so many thanks to Andy, Ben, Dave, Gary, Rob, Sam and of course Helen. (The names are alphabetical so no preference is shown! We also sincerely hope we haven’t missed anyone out as it isn’t intentional).
Sa Colobra and Orient are now ticked off my bucket list, expect us for a few more visits to complete the rest!
Hope to see you all very soon!
Highlight for me was Selva Gorge climb, pushing on down the decent from Sa Calabra into Pollenca trying to keep away from James McPherson, and those arm warmers.
Greeners & Darren was here… thanks Nomads. You all rock. Paul
Thanks for a great week- a big thanks you to Stuart, the two Dave’s and Sam for all the great teaching and “encouragement” 😂🚴🏻☀️ See you in October!! Best get out into those Welsh hills and practice! 🚵 Jess
What an excellent ride and company today,
Thoroughly enjoyed every mile, looking forward
To the rest of the week with you. 🙂
Back home now, just wanted to say thanks for great service. In the past my husband has found transfers the most stressful as always seemed to have issues whoever we used. This is the second time we have used yourselves and we would now never use any other transfer service in Majorca. The ease of booking, reasonable cost and clear instructions for meeting were exceptional. We would both particularly like to praise the driver who picked us up for both transfers, he was professional, polite, prompt and very friendly and courteous-would appreciate if you pass this feedback onto him.
Emma and Andy
I am sat in the plane home with a smile on my face after another fantastic week.
Thanks to you, all those who lead rides and those behind the scenes.
Each year I come little things change. They are always for the better but the core elements remain intact. Your trips are low key, relaxed and always about riding bikes. You make me and the others I talk to feel valued.
The six months until I return will hopefully fly by.
Three days spent with the guys and other repeat clients, have made the short break invaluable. Professional, knowledgeable, and inclusive are words that spring to mind. In short Andy, Ben and Garry are top guys who know their riding, and go that “Extra Mile” to deliver a Fantastic, Memorable, Experience.
Thanks for another great time.
I just returned from my trip to Majorca having had a great time there. This was the best of the three trips I have made with Stuart Hall and I found the new hotel (Playa Mar) a definite improvement.
I think Mallorca is so great that I have offered my buddies a money back guarantee. If they don’t like cycling in Malloca, I’ll reimburse their expenses. Unfortunately, they all still work for a living and don’t have the time to get away on a cycling holiday. Still, I’m hopeful I’ll have some takers soon.
Firstly can I thank you and Stuart for a fantastic 8 days in Majorca. The hotel was great as was the food and the organisation. It was a welcome improvement having the rides posted up the day before, allowing checking of maps and a more informed decision of which ride to go on and as usual the company and leaders were friendly and helpful. So all in all another great week – I’ll be back next year.
I would like to say a big thanks for the recent trip, another great experience. I will be highly recommending you and passing the details around to fellow club members. Hopefully more of us can join you again next year!
Just a quick note to thank you for a great cycling experience with Stuart Hall Cycling. I loved each of the 5 rides that I managed to do (unfortunately around work this time), and when the boss of the enterprise comes back for you on a ride and also changes your inner tube, you know you are on to a good thing. Excellent facilities and really nice staff at the Playa Mar, which makes for a superb base. Please don’t change the base for 2017 as my wife has agreed to come out next year.
It was certainly worth making the effort to get out to Mallorca following the cancellation of my original flights, and I subsequently produced the best time that I have ever done at my club’s sportive on Sunday.
Best wishes and good luck for the rest of your Spring season.
Just wish I could have stayed longer!
Thanks for another great holiday out with you and your team back in late March. Really appreciated by Catherine, myself and all the riders from our club.
Back home now 🙁
Just a quick note to thank you for a fantastic time. It exceeded my expectations. Fantastic rides, staff, company, accommodation, food, hire bike & transport…and good cycling weather too 🙂
I would love to come back (multiple times if only I could retire!)
Regards and thanks to all
Just a note to say how much I enjoyed my trip last week. Exactly what I wanted. Your guys did a great job with a small group managing to keep everyone satisfied. Will use you again in future for sure.
Just a short note to say how impressed am I with your outfit. The guides were excellent, incredibly knowledgeable about all the backroads, the hotel was adequate and the food fine. The prompt and efficient attention to detail was remarkable, including setting up of the bike which required no further tweaks from the specs I sent through.
You’re doing a great job, many thanks for providing an excellent week of riding.
I’ve been to Mallorca with Stu several times over the last five years and had a good idea of what to expect from this holiday. Namely, a well organised trip with a group of like-minded individuals, all with a shared interest of all things bike.
We stayed in an authentic French country house on the Tour route from which we made our own forays into the Pyrenees and the cols that awaited us. In the end, we rode 6 of the Tour Pyrenean cols including the Col d’Aspin. If you’ve never experienced theTour caravan coming over the hill you haven’t lived!
Stu provides great and knowledgable guides that look after you on any of the rides you choose to take and at the end of the day you come home to good food and camaraderie at the wonderful base camp. Talk about gear ratios, past glories, or just nonsense, over a local beer or two.
Everything is looked after for you; flights, transfers,accommodation.
A great way to see, and ride, the Pyrenean stages of theTour.
I really appreciated the small groups we cycled in over the island and the local knowledge of routes etc was brilliant. On my last day they even changed the route plan so that I could achieve another climb ride which the steady group don’t usually do. The rental bike I had was excellent as well. Have been telling all my friends what a great time we had – down to the friendliness of the airport transfer and everything.
Top marks Stuart Hall.
We very much hope to reacquaint ourselves with Stuart Hall cycling in Mallorca next year and hope you will keep us informed of any early bird offers etc.
It’s sad being back to the cold sun-restricted hours which limit cycle time, without the coffee, orange and almond cake stops.
We hope you are all keeping well; you have given us many happy memories and opened our eyes to a new future for cycle training.
Best wishes and happy riding til the next time!