After much procrastination, I've finally jumped in and bought myself a road bike, under the cycle2work scheme we have here in the UK.
I opted for a Boardman Road Race, as it seems to be the most affordable entry level road racer. Since my commute is 20 miles one way (aiming for twice a week to start with) I've been advised to invest in some SPD-SL pedals.
I've never used a road bike, or SPD-SLs for that matter, however from what I can tell there are two types of cleats, floating (which give a little movement sideways) and fixed (no sideways movement).
For such a commute, which type would be most suited? I'm thinking that floating probably for the extra range of movement which could be more comfortable for a longer commute.
Is there anything in it? Or is it just down to user preference?
p.s. Any reason these pedals/cleats would not be compatible with the above bike? Or are pedals universally OK