Hello from Winchester, UK
I'm 63, been cycling just 4 years, have a 4 y/o Peugeot Festina Tour de France replica road bike and an el cheapo Halfords Carrera Vulcan trail bike.
Spent a month in NZ S Island in 2002 doing a 1000 mile cycle tour with 7 others, did the Taupo NZ Wattyl 160K lake challenge in 2003, plus some S England group rides over the last few years.
I'm signed up to do this ride http://www.hayling-cycle-ride.org.uk/
from July 10. I need a Miche 12-25 ish cassette for the ride and am not being successful in obtaining one. More in an appropriate forum.