So here's the deal. I'm looking at completing a london-paris bike ride with some friends in the summer, not as part of an organised event.
I'm a newbie when it comes to biking, and have average fitness. I obviously plan to train very hard in coming months, but even with this is it a viable task to give myself?
Also, i'm not a great budget, so what kind of bike could i look at getting second hand for around £200?
EDIT: looking on Evans Cycles- would a sub £300 bike from new be up to standard?