Yep, this range is excellent for general usage (at least for what you described). It's notoriously one the heaviest mtb's produced by Raleigh, the components are mid range shimano / okay quality stuff on entry level models. My own features older tech, like sti thumb shifters and (my personal braking type preference)- cantilever with aztec pads. 20 gears, very easy for he layman, intermediate or enthusiast to maintain. This thing has a beast of a steel frame with ridiculous unnecessary proportions. I wouldn’t recommend considering it for all-terrain...very impractical. It is however a excellent comfortable touring bike which is very tough. Okay if you're not a cycle snob.
My own has got me to work for 7 years but for leisure, I prefer something alloy & lighter. I tried sliming my ogre down / adding lighter components but this thing's still too damn heavy for anything other than road usage. Pic for any interest >>