But paying c £500 on the bike scheme, not so laughable then!
Great bike, but the original price of £1400 for Sora is a joke.
I bought the Quick 2 Blue on the same website also -40%, received it today and after trying it I really like it! So light and nice to ride. Only thing is it have good old rim brake, not disc like the 2018 version. I’ve choosed size L and I’m 1.82m and it feels perfect.
I used to cycle 7 miles in under 20 minutes and was fat at the time. Admittedly it was between Sherborne and Yeovil and there was a big downhill part for about 3/4 kilometre but there was also many hills I had to climb. That's on a pretty straight road between 2 towns though I guess. Seems to be about 6 miles according to google but my cycle computer reported about 7 miles and its probably somewhere inbetween when you allow for all the minor roads and curves etc. That was a heavy rigid mountain bike and I was 20 odd stone at the time. I totally accept if you are in heavy traffic with lots of junctions it will be very different. I'm sure I could have done much better if lighter on a crack'n'fail bike. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Yeovilemail@example.com,-2.5925788,4403m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487214c92446a7b5:0x9d6e9767b709360d!8m2!3d50.942061!4d-2.633308
Looks like a flat bar synapse