First bike recommendations

robgti Posts: 13
edited March 2010 in MTB beginners
Hi all as the summer is getting closer i think it is about time i started looking into ways to shed a few pounds.

Been looking for a second hand bike until i read about the cyclescheme and there is a shop just around the corner which is a part of it. In the middle of trying to get the company i work for on board.

Question is what bike should i go for? I will be buying from which does limit it a bit but the guys there are very friendly and its right on my door step if i have any problems.

Looking at spending between £400 and £500 on one.

Thank you