Just found this site - you seem a friendly bunch!
I am also a Hampmpshire commuter. Unfortunately I have a 65 minute train journey that separates the two 5 mile sections of my commute ride. First 5 are in beautiful Hampshire lanes, second across London - yuk - but it beats using the underground.
Came back to cycling a year ago (after 30 years gap) only ever ridden on the road with a 'proper' road bike.