What bike for cycling to college?
I'm 17 living in the UK, studying at college (high school for Americans) and rather than spending £180 for a bus pass this year I think a bike would be a better option, especially since I'll probably be using a bike for University next year.
Now, my route to and from college is all road (or at least mainly road as far as I know) so I think I'm right in thinking that a road bike would be best for me?
But no, knowing this is not enough, I've still got to define my specifications further... touring? racing? folding? I don't know
I want my ride to be comfortable but I would also like to go pretty fast, this implies sport racing (a supposed compromise between touring and racing) but I'm not sure.
Could somebody recommend what type of bike I should get, it would also be much appreciated if they could recommend, first-hand, a specific bike, considering I do not wish to spend more than £200 (~$350) on it.
Thanks in Advance