My boss was after ideas for us to raise money for Against Breast Cancer as a district (10 sites,) so I suggested a bike ride between sites. What we have settled on is riding from Nottingham to York on day 1 via Sheffield, then York to Liverpool on day 2 via Leeds and Manchester. We'll then get the train to Glasgow so the Scottish guys can join us in riding to Edinburgh. We need to fit it into 3 days hence not riding to Scotland (her choice not mine!)
Actual riding will be circa 260 miles over 3 days so I'm after a bike that I can carry my gear on, around £400, but not too heavy as we need to make good time. Medium as I'm 5'9" and ride my MTBs are 17.5" and 18".
Any recommendations? I'd happily take last years model with a discount and no brand snobbery as I want the best I can for my money. I've tried road riding a couple of times and not enjoyed it, hence not wanting to spend much.