Hi All. I’m new to cycling and about to purchase and ride my first bike for 30years. Please help me choose a bike. My criteria is : bike must be comfortable and safe; suitable for cycle paths, parks and riding short distances to local shops over speed humps in my housing estate; the bike must be purchased from Evans; I can afford to spend up to £750 all in, so looking for bikes between £450 to £600 max so I will have enough left for essential accessories (including a basket for shopping). I’m a middle aged female. I had my heart set on a Specialized Aerial Womens (£575) but when I tried it in a shop the crossbar was too high for me and the saddle too hard. I am now thinking between the following 2 bikes and will summarise my thoughts as I see I’m waffling on too long here! Bike 1: Pinnacle Chromium 1 Womens. pros- lighter than many others, hydraulic breaks, 8 gears may be easy for me as a newbie, looks lovely and has mudguards fitted already. Cons- No front suspension; Only 8 gears (?), not kickstand compatible. (This is really irritating me). Bike 2: Trek Dual Sport 2 Women’s Pros - seems to have everything Chromium has, plus front suspension. Against: I’ve read a lot of articles now saying newbies pick suspension bikes when they don’t need them and it just makes them heavy for no gain. I don’t know any cyclists so your input/advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!