Hello. I have cycled for many years on an old carlton. Three years past I decided to cycle more and longer distances. I bought an alloy frame,carbon (ish) fork,27 gear roadster/racer,weight 8.8 k. The price from a local shop was about £500. As I am realy enjoying my riding,usualy 25 to 45 kilometres I wonder if it's time to "upgrade" to a better bike? I have no troubles with the present bike but wonder if a better cycle would make the distances easier (I am not a youngster) more speed and make the hils not as difficult,the later most important ! Also things such as better gear changes etc. What do readers think ? If a change is beneficial any recomendations of make ? My budget is limited to about £1,200. Equaly so should I change components to a better quality,wheels and gears etc. and keep existing bike ? Sorry to have rambled on so much. Thank you and best wishes. Yours Doug..