Apologies for this very basic question... what is a good first road bike around £1k?
I'm a 46 year old male who got back into cycling about 2 years ago and have been riding a Specialized Elite Disc hybrid. I currently ride about 1200 miles a year max distance circa 40m usually at weekends. I want to get into some longer rides and I will get a bike through Cycle to Work scheme.
Trouble is, I don't really know much about bikes other than how to ride! I've started reading up, but after about 10 minutes my head is spinning... There are also so many reviews/opinions etc I don't know where to start.
Ribble bikes seem good value, but there are so many choice options! A colleague got a Planet X but I've read of customer service issues - and with my knowledge that probably isn't ideal!
Any thoughts gratefully received!