Hiya I am a complete newbie to cycling and will be moving to a city in a few weeks and not taking my car, so I am going to be cycling to and from work (approx 4 miles each way) and around the town, but not planning any regular long distance cycling. I am so confused over which sort of bike to go for. I've been advised to go for a road bike/tourer with high speed. Can anyone give me any advice please on the types of bike that would be suitable? I have seen some nice vintage road bikes but they only have 6 speeds....will this be enough for going up hills etc? Bearing in mind I'm not concerned about riding as fast as poss, as long as I keep up a decent speed.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!