Ok guys background 44 years old and reasonable fitness level in the w.sussex area,i started for health reasons to spend more road time on my bike (mtb with smooth tyres) last year and its become a bit of an obsession! I have 10 or 11 routes from 10 to 46 miles which i alternate and i aim to do 75 miles pw.
So the old Carrera is falling apart and im looking enviously at the streamlined sexy road bikes whizzing past me every week and i want one! Now look in Cycling weekly or various sites and there are hundreds if not thousands of recs/types/varieties of road bike the mind boggles!
I am looking for something reliable in the £800-£1000 bracket so recs please ! e-bay or new? bike fitting first? One that has caught my eye is a Ribble R872 but after 3 months of research im going around in circles so all help advice gratefully received!