As the title says, I haven't been on a bike since I was 15 (I'm 32 now) and that was an old MTB that I went no more than 5 miles at a time on. Now, in an effort to get fitter I have decided to go the whole hog and get a road bike to go out on proper rides, even if it is by myself for the first few months. I was sick of the feeling of dragging myself to the gym just to burn off calories and maintain my current weight as I like to have a few beers and a takeaway at the weekend with my fiancee. I had the mad thought that seeing the countryside on a bike while staying fit would be a no lose situation but since then I've become a bit worried about falling off or being hit by a dodgy driver! I bought a Specialized Secteur 2013 last weekend from a local bike shop and am picking it up tomorrow morning. I bought all the essential kit like a decent helmet, shorts and top but am wondering if I need anything else, like a proper pair of cycling shoes? I will have more questions after tomorrow but hopefully I don't fall off the thing on my first ride. Wish me luck.