Hi had some good replies from my previous post and now am in a quandry? Work has a "cycle2work" scheme that allows me to purchase/lease a cycle over 18 months, and would appear to save me a rather large amount of money IF i purchase a new cycle from halfords. However, it has to be purchased from Halfords, as they run the scheme. Have been looking at various bikes - on the internet, and the plethora of bikes available has made me realize things have moved on since i gave up cycling. So what would anyone recommend for me. Used to TT and the odd RR, and used to train regularly completing 100- 150 miles a week, but now want to commute to work 2-3 times a week (24 mile round trip) and do the odd long ride on a weekend. have looked at the Specialized Allez Elite £850, and the Giant SCR1 - £850, and Halfords are offering a Carrera Virago Carbon for £899. What do people think of these bikes and can anyone recommend one of them or give me some other ideas of bikes that i can try to order.