Cycle to work + BIanchi = 6 months wait

spasypaddy Posts: 5,180
edited October 2007 in Road beginners
Or so Halfrauds have just told me, im so very annoyed that i never got an Evans cycle to work scheme as i would have been able to walk in and walk out with a bike on the day!

so my questions are:
If you got a Bianchi from them how long did it take?
Also I've got £1000 to spend if it isn't going to be a Bianchi (i dont know whether i want to wait 6months for the name/colour...) what should i get? I want something different from the general names (ie dont suggest a trek/cannondale/giant/specialized/those general terms)