A carbon road bike for under £1000, is no bad thing, couple this with the bike2work scheme and you have yourself a bargain.
It's Halfords and a lot of employment places will only use Halfords (fact)
if you are heavy chap like me, a carbon bike is not going to help, in fact if you watched the gadget show review on Carbon vs Heavy bikes, Heavy bikes actually came out the winner (though it was a very loose test) as going downhill you get more speed on a heavy bike..
But if you want to look stupid in Lycra and have a bike to work scheme that insists on halfords, then I think this is a bargain, if you dont have a bike 2 work scheme, I would not go anywhere near Halfords!!