What bike for a beginner??

mentalpatient123 Posts: 28
edited May 2008 in Road beginners
At the moment i am riding my uncles 20 year old raleigh bike with lever gear shift and a steel frame etc.

I am now looking for a bike for some commuting (2-3 miles each saturday) some road cycling at the weekends (25-40 miles) and maybe some weeknights and during the summer holidays...

But i am on a budget...

probably £300-400 max...

I am 6'2" almost 6'3" and i think i need a 58-61Cm frame??

can anyone give any suggestions for a decent bike???

Mentalpatient by name, and mentalpatient by nature or summat like that!!!

If it ain't broke, Fix it, or faceplant the next jump!!