Hello, just new here and taking a look about. I used to cycle a lot when I was younger (just on roads and cycle paths with a standard mountain Bike, nothing special) but am wanting to get back into it alll again, as wwell as ffind out what the best value bikes are, etc etc. Regarding my name?? well when I was at College in Glasgow many moons ago, I used to cycle home (16 miles - I usually slept in so got the train in the mornings), and one day I was leaving as some other members of staff were too. Negotiating the busy rush hour traffic, due to various reasons, I didn't quite give as good a display of my biking skills as I could have (although it was nothing bad), and so the next day I was described as Mad Doug Biker. A derogatory name I'm sure, but I liked it anyway, so, here I am! Annyway, I hope to learn quite a bit on here and speak to other fellow sufferers!