I'm also doing this Ride 100 thingie in August if that makes any difference at all. I would like to think this Tri would be a one-off, as I'm more a runner than a cyclist, but with the distance I cover each day I thought it would be interesting to mix it up for once and see how it plays out.
Thank you guys for your advice.
Paperman, my current bike is most definitely dead - the work it now needs doing on top of a standard service almost outstrips it's purchase price so it's definitely time for a replacement. Sounds like sticking with a hybrid is the way forward
I'm signed up to do the London Triathlon this year. I cycle ~28 miles daily, on a hybrid bike which is on it's last legs and am aware that I need a roadworthy specimen for training and the event itself, so I need new one soon.
Thing is, I have panniers for transporting all my stuff to and from work (a backpack isn't enough!) and the bike I purchase needs to remain suitable for both commuting and the event itself.
I'm a bit lost as to what the best choice is. Should I go for another hybrid (and are they suitable for a Tri?) or a road bike? Having looked in several shops and websites I've come across cyclocross and touring bikes, and am getting progressively more confused.
So I thought I'd come on here and ask the experts. I've only got about £600 to spend but would like to make a good choice that will suit the Tri......
I am glad I decided not to go (well, had a halloween party hangover anyway!) after all reading these comments!
Unfortunately I am not suprised - the "organisers" are the same group that rip off anyone doing the Edinburgh Marathon- some errors being sloppy and others actually dangerous.
Good luck getting a reply- my angry emails after Edinburgh were replied to with a fairly indifferent generic email that didn't respond to the points made.
Well done on your PB though AndyP!
Classic GSi I'm afraid. They organise the Edinburgh marathon and are finding new ways yearly to get as much money as possible out of participants and spectators. Lets hope the organisation is a little better for this race...