Quick bit of backround info. Last Thursday lunchtime I was involved in a small accident; I was cycling down a road and a car pulled out in front of me from a side road on my left and I collided with the bonnet. I half bounced/half slid across the car bonnet whilst my bike went on its own little journey down the road. I came off alright (A couple of small grazes and slight aches.) but my bike is an economic write off so it looks like I'll be getting a new bike. I've had the same bike for about the last 2-2.5 years now (A Kona Dew hybrid.) and am tempted to go for the same make & model again because I personally like the Kona Dew's but I'm am thinking that a change may be nice; I'm thinking that a road bike would possibly be a nice thing. I'll be using my bike for a 6 mile round trip/5 day a week commute. I also aim to go out on a bike ride once a week somewhere in the region of 50-100 miles; the closer to 100 miles the better My bike rides are all on road bike rides; I've got a mountain bike for any off road bike rides I want to do. My budget for my new bike will be up to about £500. What bicycle would you guys recommend? I'm not sure whether to stick to hybrid or to go for a road bike for a change. I live in a reasonably hilly area so will want something that is good for hills.