First post. (I currently don't ride)
The journey to work involves a walk of about 2 miles to the station and then a train about 15 miles, and then a short (about 2 miles) bus ride . If I commuted straight to the office it would be about 15-20 miles with roads all the way, heavy traffic and fairly flat!
I've had a look at a few bikes over the past week; Decathlon, Specialized Globe and Cirrus, Marin Novato, Carrera Subway (for Halfords). Some of them looked like they would fall to bits.
The problem I have is that I don't think I'd be able to ride 15 miles but leaving an expensive bike at the station all day would be asking for trouble. Not sure about folding bikes.
Which is the one to ride for a beginner ? (15 mile or the 4 mile or cheap hack bike on the 2 mile side)
Above was posted in the commuting forum and they referred me to here.