2015 Testimonials

What’s not to love about a trip to the Pyrenees to watch the Tour come through?

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.

“Skinny” Dave, The Tour in the Pyrenees with Stuart Hall Cycling, July 2015
The best week away cycling ever and such great value for money.
Andy, Mallorca October 2015
Hi Jenny, please pass on our thanks to Stuart Hall. Lawrence and I really enjoyed our trip to Mallorca and the bikes were fantastic. I didn’t have to alter mine at all, a perfect fit from the start! Will definitely use his bikes in the future. Looking forward to our next trip! Many thanks.
Rosemary and Lawrence, Mallorca October 2015
Big thank you Stuart to you and your team for looking after us all the way and ensuring we all made it to the end. A journey I’ll never forget!
Giles, London-Milan 2015
I just wanted to say thank you again for the great trip I had training with you all in March 2015! On Sunday I raced at Ironman Wales and came first in my age group by over 2hrs which meant I qualified for the world championships next October! Look forward to coming out next year to train with you all for this.
Jodie
Just a quick note to say thank you to you, Stuart, and all the team at SHC for a wonderful holiday last week. All 23 of us had a fantastic time. The hotel & food couldn’t be faulted, and we enjoyed the variety of organised rides throughout the week. We’d particularly like to thank Joanne, David and Jen who looked after us off the bikes all week and made sure everything was organised when we arrived and were leaving.
Graham Beckett
I am sending you an email to let you know how much I enjoyed my week in Majorca cycling with Stuart Hall. Cycling with Sam and Bryan’s group each day was brilliant and the guys really looked after me and were wonderful company/ambassadors for your business. The routes they took us, cafes we stopped in and care they took to ensure our safety/enjoyment of the rides each day was great.

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.

Zoe
Had a great week over Easter in Majorca with all the gang. There were 10 in total and have all promised to come back again. Just like to say thanks to all the crew especially Andy and Jo who I spent most of the days cycling with but others were also complimentary about their respective guides!
Eamon Hill
Just want to thank you and Stuart for a super trip yet again, they get better each year. You were so helpful with dealing with all the details and I’d like to pay a special thank you to Jo as she was brilliant filling in for Stuart. She could not be more helpful, friendly and great fun. I’d also like to thank David and his wife for same as they could not be faulted for anything and our Dermot was well impressed by David’s wife (sorry I never got her name) for getting up at 4 am to make sure he got picked up for the airport. And I’d like to thank Sean for sorting us all out with the bikes and doing a super job, really nice guy cheers. And not forgetting the guides Matt and G and of course both Jacks and anyone I forgot to thank… Jenny if you could pass this on to all above from me
Dermot and all the Irish guys
Just wanted to say this trip was a baptism of fire for me as I only took up the cycling thing in February, that said it was a fantastic holiday and I had brilliant time whilst learning many new things about group riding and hill climbing. I definitely have the bug, thank you for a great time, especially to Sam (catweazel) who made me feel welcome and gave me confidence.
Brian
I just wanted to say a big thank you from all of us at Berwick Wheelers who stayed with your team last week. The hotel, the staff and support we received during our stay was excellent, in fact it was superb, please pass on our gratitude to the on site team, they really were that good!

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.

Neil Wilson, Berwick Wheelers

Previous Testimonials

Thank you very much for an amazing week in Mallorca. The cycling was brilliant, we felt challenged and your planning was excellent. Needless to say, we will be back next year.
Lindsay McGuinness
Just a few words to say a big thank you for the 9 days, probably the best 9 days concurrent cycling I have ever done. The weather helped, the company certainly did, and the roads and routes were superb.
Dave Stockill
A word of thanks for the friendly atmosphere you allowed us to be part of. We won’t forget that fantastic run using those cycle roads all the way from Pollenca to Palma airport. Looking forward to booking with you next year.
Kieran McKenna
Thanks for organising my cycling trip – great people, company, location, scenery & more importantly lots of miles on the bike.
Maeve Cahill
A big thanks to you and Martin Bush for a great race. You have stepped into some big shoes organizing this race. But lads you deserve all the best compliments.
Thanks from all at Onimpex Bioracer team
Just a short email to say a big thanks for a great week in the Mallorca, sorry we took the weather back to the UK :). The transfers were bang on, the Pollenca Park as good as ever and nice to have all the reservations made for us. Our stats for the week were 528 miles and just over 9,000 metres of ascent.
Gav McDonald (Cumbria)
Graeme and myself are definitely coming next year we hope to bring a bigger group with us this time.
Fergus (Ireland)
Just a thank you for a fantastic week last week. Had a great time with a great bunch and will be coming back for more in March.
Andy (Draftsman)
Great ride! Thanks so Much! We will Be back!
Nina (World cup cross country skier)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you, again, for a wonderful week in Mallorca. I felt so strong and fit by the time I came home and I’m so, so grateful for all the advice/tips/hints/coaching that you gave me while we were riding.
Sarah (doctor)
Stuart, thanks for a great week. Looking forward to next year.
John (Finance director)
Hi Stu – I just wanted to say thanks again to you, Jack and Mark for such a great holiday. Andy and I had a blast – everything was organised like clockwork and the cycling was fantastic. I am sure we will come again :).
Sarah (Cheshire)
Just a quick thank you for your very efficient service and can you pass our thanks on to Stu & Rhys. Hopefully see you next year with a few more lads.
Sean (Builth Wells)
Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks very much for a fantastic week of riding, and for the help and advice from you and your guys. Since you were all so indulgent, thought you might like to know that the training and the advice both really helped me out in my race yesterday – in particular, I kept in mind everything you told me about getting up hills (each time I went up the nasty little hill) and tried out some advice Rhys gave me about moving the bike around more when I’m out of the saddle. Anyway, it all must have helped because I came third in the all cats race 🙂
Michelle (London)
Stuart, thanks for an excellent trip! Great experience! Great bunch of guys to ride with.
Martin (Wiggan)
Hi, just a quick note to say thanks for a great trip. Good hotel, transfers went well, great riding. Please thank Jack and Sam for showing us the island!
Phil (Plymouth)
I didn’t get to see Stuart or the Phils before I left so can you thank them for their advice and help. I enjoyed the trip and hope to return in the future.
John (Devon)
Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and Stuart for an excellent trip. Everything went very smoothly, the hospitality was superb and finishing the ride was extremely satisfying. We’re already thinking about doing it again next year (I think there must be something wrong with us…) so please keep us up to date with entry info for 2014.
Dan (Clitheroe)
I hope your Tour watching trip is going well. Huge thanks for a great trip the other week – both Ian and I really enjoyed it. So much so, that I am thinking of coming back out to the Alps in late August to do the Les Deux Alps version (TT and Granfondo on 24/25th).
Clare (Oxford)
Just wanted to say thanks for a great holiday, the cycling was as good as you said it would be and the choice of hotel was brilliant. Sandra would also like to say a big thanks for looking after her, the whole trip met her expectations and more, especially the banter.
Dave (Tyneside)
We would like to say thanks a million for a fabulous week in Majorca, the whole trip was spectacular, the transfers worked well, the hotel was lovely, the buffets were bountiful, your team of riders were funny, supportive and impressively fit.

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!

Rob & Isabel (London)