I'm as new to road cycling as i am to forum posting so this is an entirely daunting process.
I am looking to take the plunge into group riding and potentially completing my first sportive ride, may be a time trial, I'll be honest i don't know exactly what i want to do, i just want to ride.
I have been a runner for some time, and commute on my trusty mountain bike 8 miles each way daily, so i'm reasonably fit, at 25 youth is on my side aswell.
Whats the best starting point would it be to join a club and gain some experience or just go for it, don my lycra and enter a sportive?
I'm based just outside of Southampton and upon reading some of the local clubs websites i'm more lost than ever.
Any advice from anyone that has been or is still in this predicament would be greatly appreciated.