I've been looking for a new bike to replace my Carrera Fury (Which needs fixing) for commuting 12 miles to work. I recently found out about the Ride2Work scheme and thought it was a great idea instead of splashing out all the money at once like usual on a new bike. The Ride2Work scheme associated with my work is with Evans Cycles, I've been looking for a smooth but fast Hybrid for around the £500-600 mark which would also be capable of doing the London to Brighton in July. Two bikes caught my eye and I was wondering which one would be more suitable?
Based on a quick look... I would make the choice based on whether you thought you needed disc brakes or not. If not, or you are on the fence, I would go with the Sirrus since you end up with a better bike minus the disc brakes.
Although I personally gravitate toward getting a bike with disc brakes, I don't ride in wet conditions... but I always look at them longingly until I convince myself that for me all they do is add weight and complexity over good v-brakes.