Posted: 04/09/2014 at 17:40
Completely with Millsy on that one, honestly if you have a road bike that is up to the job I would stick on that one. I probably would invest in tri bars however as personally when I started to move to longer distances I found them really useful and they gave you an alternative position to ride in so you could change the pressure and stature a little bit.
I still ride a road bike, nothing overly expensive that I brought 5 years ago, I have upgraded a few parts as they wore out or broke and did invest in tri bars but have not gone carbon or TT. There is nothing more satisfying than passing people on bikes that cost more than my car on something simple!!!!! Good luck mate.