Apologies for yet another, thread on advice in buying a new bike, but am completely new to cycling and would very much value your expert advice. Recently learnt to ride a bike (at the grand age of 40), by using a second hand mountain bike, which I purchased for £70. This bike has done it’s job in respect of making me a progressively confident rider and as I enjoy my new pastime so much, I want to treat myself to a new bike. What I want from my new bike: - A bike which will assist me in improving my fitness. - One which will enable me to commute into work. I live in nw London, and will have a six mile ride into work each morning. - A durable bike, which will handle London’s roads. Speed is not the key issue for me, I just want a bike which will handle well in traffic and be easy to maintain - I will be using the Cycle to work scheme, so am looking to buy a bike with a retail value of about £600. - My current bike as bullhorn handle bars, which I am not really comfortable with. I think flat handlebars will suit me a lot better. Naturally, I will be seeking advice from my local bike shop, which is part of the cycle to work scheme, but I thought it would be good to get the advice from you guys. You have given me such great advice in the past. Thanks.