Testimonials

I have just returned from an amazing week spent with Russ and Frankie in the French Alps. Having had the ambition to cycle up the Galibier for quite a few years, I thought I might have left it too late at 65, but with the wonderful encouragement and expert guidance of Frankie and Russ I had a fabulous ride up with spectacular views at every bend and of course at the summit. What an amazing feeling when I reached the top. Throughout my week there Frankie and Russ were always very caring and helpful, with some fantastic routes in their portfolio. They certainly know the area very well and always had good alternative suggestions of what to do and where to go. A very important part of an active holiday is of course the food. Everyday there was a great choice of delicious nutritious meals catering for all diets. The accommodation at the Chalet was spotless and very comfortable. It is very conveniently located right in the heart of the village. I can’t wait to book with them again either in Spain or France for my next cycling adventure.

Caroline Batten

Thank you so much Russell and Frankie for a fantastic holiday. From the pick up to the drop off, the four days we spent being guided by you both along with our friends in the beautiful mountains around the Jalon region was so well organised and great fun too. The breakfasts were super – fresh fruit, poached eggs etc to set us up then once back to the pool, Yorkshire tea and homemade cakes followed by a delicious, hearty dinner with wines from the region. Lots of care for our safety on the roads as well as encouragement for some of the more challenging routes. We recommend Ciclo Magic as a holiday for any level of cyclist  – all you need is an enjoyment of the sport and an appreciation of the great outdoors.

Kate & Paul Ayre

After taking up cycling at the grand old age of 45, my wife and I decided we wanted to climb some Spanish mountains. We called on Russ to guide us, as this is where he is experienced and has great knowledge of the areas best routes. What a fantastic help it was to us both, but me in particular, as I am no mountain goat. He gave us lots of advise and encouragement as we climbed, looking after us, all the way to the top. Cannot recommend him highly enough, great services, great guy, and now our friend. Thanks Russ.

Andy & Jayne

I had a Big race season planned for 2016 so was after a big winter of hard miles to set me up with this. I was recommended Ciclo Magic at their winter base in the Costa Blanca in Spain. I had my first visit out just before christmas where I met Russ and Frankie. I explained what I was after and Russ tailored the week perfectly to my needs taking in some awesome hilly rides along with some good cafe stops (always important) I returned to see them again in late March where more sunny miles were done at a higher intensity. It must have worked because I won one National jersey and one World Champs jersey. Im looking forward to using them again. Cheers guys.

Andy Turner

Had just the best time with Frankie and Russ exploring in Spain. The aim, to fall in love with my bike again. All my goals were accomplished and more. For anyone wanting a hassle free and all inclusive break with your wheels – please go here!! Thanks Guys x

Annie Carney

My girlfriend and I spent a week with Russell and Frankie at Ciclo Magic. The whole aim of the trip was to get away from the cold January wetness and do some riding in the lovely Costa Blanca weather. Russell took me on some superb road rides, I was even rented a MTB for a spot of mountain biking and taken round some local dusty trails. We were looked after like royalty, my girlfriend doesn’t ride and was kept entertained, took round local towns, beaches and taken out for food. I really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect holiday. We will be back

Chris Lever

I’ve done a few training camps in my time, but this year’s Team 22 camp was the best one ever, great organisation and support from Russ & Frankie. Why Team 22 chose Ciclo Magic to run their 2017 training camp. There are a number of factors that we took into consideration when choosing the location and hosts for our 2017 training camp. Ultimately, we could have gone anywhere in Europe and with just about anyone, surely a training camp is just about riding the bike and getting the miles in? Well, actually no. In our opinion a training camp has a number of element that have to be right in order to give our athletes the best possible start to their 2017 road season. Experience – Ciclo Magic ticked all the experience boxes for us, not only have they a wealth of experience in running training camps, but more importantly both Frankie and Russ have a wealth of experience in racing bikes. Their day to day advice about riding, racing and technique whilst on the rides proved invaluable. But alongside that they were able to provide sound advice about the UK and Belgian racing scene at the end of the day and for many of our riders taking their first steps into junior or U23 racing that proved a valuable asset. Location – For us a training camp should be about more than miles. It should be an opportunity to fine tune tactics and skills for the coming season. There were a number of areas we wanted to cover and being based in Calpe gave us the opportunity to do just that. We had big Vuelta mountain days, to give the team some memorable days on some of the world’s toughest climbs, we had rolling days, we had a flat day working on our TTT skills and perhaps most popular of all an easy day rolling along the coast stopping for ice cream and cake. It was the variety of terrain that swung the location for us and it was Ciclo Magic’s experience that clinched the deal.

Colin Batchelor - Team 22 WRT

Excellent Hosts! Awesome Guides! Incredible Food! Couldn’t do enough to make your stay perfect! Thank you R&F

Emily Meakin

I was with a group guided by Russell. He made such an impression that we’ve remained in contact ever since. Varied routes, something different every day, and everyone’s training needs met. We always came back smiling

Keith

I cannot stress enough how great my trip was and I highly recommend them. My entire two weeks that I spent with Russ and Frankie was amazing. They are both amazing, genuine people and just love to ride their bikes and look after their guests. I wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to many, many more trips spent with Ciclo Magic

Sean Scott

I spent a week out with Frankie and Russell in April and had such brilliant time I’ve been planning another trip ever since my return. Three generous home cooked meals a day, two exceptionally kind hosts and more riding than you could shake a bike pump at. On the bike Russell motivated me to squeeze out every mile I could manage during my stay. His experience and passion for the sport really shines through and riding with him and Frankie was a true pleasure. Off the bike Frankie and Russell would take me to the beach every afternoon and made sure I had everything I wanted so I could put my feet up and relax. Thank you for such an awesome time.

Tom Fleming

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