Hi All I've just found the site and not only is it very interesting but also very informative. (Don't tell those on the motoring forum I moderate mind). Mrs KD and I recently bought bikes from Halfrods (the cheap Shockwave jobbies) with the aim of getting fit. I have to be honest, I'm never going to be a cycle racer (I'll leave that to you guys and watch - I've also just joined the National Escort Group) but I would liketo complete a few miles with relative ease sometime soon (getting to the end of the road right now hurts)! One of my major problems is saddle sores. The bike has the stock saddle which I'm led to believe aren't always superb. Have any of you ever come across Madison saddles? I'm looking at the G12... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MADISON-G12-G...5593314QQihZ008QQcategoryZ22693QQcmdZViewItem at the moment as something that may be ideal for the first couple of months to get my rear end used to the bike before moving on to something firmer! By the way, a little tip if I may be so bold - I generally work nights and get home between 2 and 4am - it's a fantastic time to cycle if you're sticking to lit roads as they're practically empty!