Hello all, I've just had an 12+ month break from cycling and CC forums, and I must say I'm very glad to be back . I most definitely will be taking my bike to uni next year. To business, I wish to do a 1-2 week tour around the most aesthetically pleasing areas of Wales this summer. My current bicycle is an entry level Halfords £270 quid jobby from a few years ago but with nearly everything up graded over the years. I spent £110 on wheels about 18 months ago and am confident of their strength, but the saddle is still stock, which is an issue. Considering 'going really fast' is increasingly less appealing to me, and I foresee tours and commuting taking up 99% of my cycling. Should I: - attempt to upgrade my existing bike; or just - buy a touring bicycle (ideal budget £500, potential £800) Obviously I wish to be price efficient where possible, but also understand that my 23mm tyres are probably unsuitable for touring, and my stock saddle most definitely is. Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks chums! Edit: I should probably add that the mate I'm touring with has a standard £450 tourer and that we would be sticking entirely to roads.