Now then everyone! I'm Jazz from County Durham (England ~ Not sure how far across the world this forum stretches ) I'm 22 and the only riding experience I have is when I used to go out with my mates in my early teens - nothing professional. So I'm not very clued up on bikes, but I'm no stranger to forums, I find them really useful for my cars so I thought this would be a good step for me to get into the world of biking around! My reason for joining is that I have been trying to get in to better shape in the past year and I've done all right losing weight, just not getting fit. My brother was recently given a bike and was asked if he'd do coast to coast at some point, and in turn I was asked. So in brief, I know little about bikes, but I have the enthusiasm to get trained up to do coast to coast, or at least a massive chunk of it!!! Anyway I have some questions so I'll go post them in the relevant section!