Hi all, I recently started cycling and want to do so regularly to commute to work. Distance between home and work is 13.5 miles. Most of that is on one of the cycle super highways in London but 1/3 is on combined cycle/pedestrian pathways. I would like some advice on the bike options available to me. My company cycle 2 work scheme has upper limit of £1500 and I set myself a limit of £1000. My own limit isn't hard set so if there is good reason to go slightly above my limit then I am happy to do that. I am limited though to Halfords, Cycle Republic or Tredz. Based on the above limits, I have had a look at Tredz and there are a few options. However, I would be happy to receive advice on any bikes that I don't mention below. Options 1: Cube Attain SL 2018/2019. Both come with 105 but the 2018 is obviously older version. Is the new 105 + any other differences worth the extra £200? Option 2: Cannondale CAAD Optimo 105 2019. This seems to be combination of 105, FSA and Tektro brakes. For the same price as the Attain SL 2019, wouldn't the Cube be better with full 105? Option 3: Other bikes from Orbea etc that you guys consider better value for money. Or should I wait for any sales in Jan? I have annual travelcard for work if needed during the wet winter months. Thanks in advance for all assistance and advice.