Hello, a newbie from around New Cross here. Moved here last autumn from the continent and bought a really cheap Raleigh to see whether I could cope with London traffic and riding on the wrong side of the road. Cycling about every other day to run errands and for the occasional commute, I've managed to ride that bike to pieces, quite literally, and am now in the market for an upgrade. This seems to be a friendly, welcoming forum (even to out-of-shape, slow and pathetically unambitious cyclists like me), so I hope to see you all around. Julia.