Looking for some advice as to suggestions for a first road bike, primarily looking for something that's good for club riding. Currently riding a middle of the road hybrid (much to the amusement of my club!), mid 30's, approx 95kg. I'm hoping to get it through my work's C2W scheme, which is the Halfords so the hard upper limit is £1k.
My current front runners are:
which seem to be the successors to the (apparently favourably received) Team Carbon. The carbon one is currently my target on the basis that I can update to 105 as things wear out, but not sure if that's realistic.
Other options available on that scheme at similar price points seem to be the Basso Laguna (which I can find little information on), or go via an independent but have a budget of £900 when their C2W fee is built in.
Would appreciate any thoughts or advice.