I want to get a new bike to cycle from north to south of France, on roads.
I need comfort more than speed, but aim to cover 60 miles per day over 20 days, so cant be too slow.
It need paniers to carry stuff, but I'll be staying in B & B so won't have to carry tent etc.
I find drop handlebars give me a stiff neck.
I have a budget of about £900.
I'm 55, 5' 10" slim/medium build.
The guy in the local Giant shop said what I need is a Giant rapid 2. Is he right?
Any help gratefully received!