Can anybody give me some beginners advice. I really want to buy a touring bike and dont know where to start. Can anyone suggest any websites which will point me in the right direction. I dont really want to start going to bike shops before I have a basic idea of what I am looking for as I have a feeling this will make me an easy target to sell any old stock to. I want to commute to work (which is at the top of what seems like a very big hill) most days, however I am more interested in being able to go camping and touring at weekends etc around Britain.