Good Evening All,
Whilst I used to ride a bike on a regular basis around 15 years ago, I have no real knowledge of bikes.
I recently completed a Wiggle Ride, that my friends signed me up for, in Calais (50 miles) - half on a Giant hybrid heavy bike and half on a loaned carbon road bike (I still have pain thinking about that ride!)
That ride in Calais has prompted me to: 1. Buy a new lightweight bike. 2. Commute to work on a bike. 3. Get back out in the weekends and go on some on and some off road adventures.
Based on the three points above, I have been told a cyclocross or a road bike adventure would be the best fit.
I hope to purchase the bike via my cycle to work scheme and therefore have up to 1k to use from this scheme but I am happy to pay upfront an additional £500, taking the full cost to £1500.
A few friends, that are far more knowledgeable than I am, said the following brands are the main ones I should be looking for:
What would you all recommend in terms of make, model, group and type of bike?
Thanks in advance for your time and help :)