Hi All, I’ve been advised to come along to this forum as it is primarily UK based and there seems to be a wealth of information here! I currently have a Claude Butler Mountain Bike.... approximately 10 years old. It is in pretty good condition, and does the job for my short commute to work. However, I would like to upgrade my bike... I’ve contacted my local independent bike shop and they’re going to do a service, adjust gears/brakes, fit some tires suitable for a hybrid bike and put some handle bar ends on to give myself a more comfortable ride. I’m here to look for some guidance, in what to look for and anything else I could do to upgrade my bike? I don’t have the cash to get a new bike, plus I’m not going to be doing hundreds of miles a week on it. I would just like something better than I already have as I would like to start doing evening and weekend bike rides, which at the moment my mountain bike isn’t capable of doing (or more like, I’m not capable of doing on a MTB). My other question is; my wife is looking for a bike. Just to do short 1 hour bike rides with me around the local village and so she can also cycle up the road to work or the shops etc. We have been offered a Dunlop bike (I think it was originally from Sports Direct) for £50… it is by no means a high quality bike, but has anyone had any experience with these bikes? And for short bike rides etc would it do the job? Thanks all!