Hi everyone! I'm brand new here and hope that your advice will help me choose the right bike. Unfortunately, I had my bike stolen from the train station on Monday. Something that isn't a surprise and something that's never been dealt with at the said train station. Partly my fault for not using a good enough lock (thinner multi-threaded with a thick plastic coating - pretty much cut through cleanly). The old bike was a 6 or 7 year old hybrid bike; plenty of gears, good on the road but could go over flat grassy terrain easily. I was only riding it 10 minutes to the station and 10 mins back (just over a mile). However, it was very heavy and most likely a cheaper bike with a heavier frame. It was quite difficult to ride up consistent slopes. It could of been the gripped tyres rather than being smooth which made it more difficult. I'm looking to replace it with something similar, but possibly going to suit my needs for much more road cycling when I move into London hopefully later this year. The aim is to cycle into work through 6 - 7 miles of road when this happens. I'm tempting towards taking advantage of the Ride2Work scheme rather than getting a second hand bike to take advantage of the discount. Our work uses Evans cycles, so I'm planning to go down to one of the shops in London near to where I work to get an idea of what I might get. My budget will be between £350 - £450 and hoping it'll cover my needs for a hybrid bike that's light enough to do short and longer journeys.