Hi there im a 18 soon to be 19 year old university student from manchester england, studying law if its at all relevent . manchester is a rather large city so i currently ride an old falcon california hybrid bike to get around on both to save on the ridiculous public transport costs here and to cut through the traffic
Since i started using the bike ive found that i do quite enjoy cycling and sometimes just go out for a few miles to relieve stress from my work or just to get some fresh air . I want to get out and ride further distances and loose a bit of weight through cycling as well because i gave up going to the gym about november last year after a few things , one was getting frustrated at their stupid opening times especially at the weekend when i used to work , secondly there was the lack of equipment to use because it was always busy but for me it was mainly that i didnt really enjoy the whole idea of excersising but not actually going anywhere whereas on a bike i get great motivation from the fact that i am actually going somewhere whilst im excersisng
If anyone could held suggesting how far i should be riding a week to loose some weight as i am happy to admit there is weight to loose that would be a great help , my diet is already relatively healthy anyway as ive carried on with the same diet as before when i used to train at the gym .
Another thing id like some help with is picking out a new road bike , im probably looking at a budget of about £300 , i know this isnt going to get me the latest and greatest bike out there but id like to know if i could get anything half decent for that kind of money . Thanks again