Hi from complete Novice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Godfarmer, 14 May 2010.

  1. Godfarmer

    Godfarmer New Member

    Hi all,

    I don't know my arse from my elbow as far as bikes are concerned. Despite this I've agreed to do a 250 odd mile cycling 'holiday' this summer around East Anglia, averaging about 60 miles a day.
    I'm confident I can't do this (particularly as my friends are pretty accomplished cyclists) on my old mountain bike, so I'd like to buy a Hybrid/Road bike that can have pannier bags on. I think I can do up to about £800 on this. My local shop has a very enthusiastic chap running it and he's primarily selling Merida bikes.
    I was hoping that someone could advice me if this is a decent enough make? and if not what would you recommend.

  2. bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    Where abouts are you Godfarmer?

    What I've seen of Merida bikes they're OK
  3. OP

    Godfarmer New Member

    I'm on Norfolk/Cambs border near Downham Market. I don't recognise the roads you've mentioned I'm afraid.
  4. bottlemsher

    bottlemsher Senior Member

    The best LBS in my view is

    Specialised Cycles
    80 Connaught Road
    Norwich NR2 3BS
    01603 665 668

    A friendly and very knowledgeable people
    on all forms cycling.
  5. OP

    Godfarmer New Member

    Great timing mate, I'm in Norwich tomorrow :-) many thanks.
  6. bauldbairn

    bauldbairn New Member

    Hello and Welcome to the CC forums. ;)
  7. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Hallo and welcome :biggrin:

    Don't worry you'll be fine, you may even surprise your self and enjoy it thoroughly... ;)
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