I enjoy cycling but I'm a fair weather rider. I did cycle to work all summer but seeing as I only work a mile from home it wasn't much effort to do so. I did some longer runs over summer, the longest being about 32 miles round the New Forest. Not had the bike out of the shed since about October though.
I have a Cannondale trail mountain bike which I inherited from my partner when he bought himself a new one. It's a mans bike and slightly on the big side for me, but it's nice and light.
Do you clip in to ride? I bought the shoes and SPD pedals but it scares me to death and I've had a couple of zero speed topples when I couldn't unclip fast enough
Next year I might just give up trying and go back to normal pedals.