Hi Everyone, I love this forum, so much advice and stuff to learn. I am 44 and the last time I did a lot of cycling was a looong time ago. Then .. last year I was part of a group of totally inexperienced riders who rode from Stoke to Hoddesdon (165 miles)for comic relief. It was superb. I am looking forward to getting fitter and enjoying my journey to work and back. Did a trial run last week on my old MTB, and it took me 37 mins to do the 7 miles, it was great! I have just got a Boardman Hybrid from Ebay and my 7 mile commute is to be along a beautiful stretch of canal Tow path the whole way, apart form a tiny bit at the end to get to the car. The tyres at the moment are smooth 700x28c and there's no way they will survive the varied surface without getting punctured to hell so I am looking at the Specialized Borough CX Armadillo Elite Tyres. My question is will the 700x32 be OK do you think? i.e will they fit? Does this mean they will be 4mm wider each side? Also has anyone any better tyre advice. The Armadillos seem to have quite good reviews. Along the 7 miles its really varied. Smooth, dirt, paved. The worst is a 1/4 mile section of stony loose crap. Stay safe and thanks for any advice, Badcrumble.