Getting started?

simo105 Posts: 36
edited September 2012 in Road beginners
Hi ive been riding for about a year now but thats over on the trails on a mountain bike. ive recently purchased a road bike (old peugeot) to get cycling on the roads. Ive been on it a few times now and im enjoying it but the only trouble im having is finding a nice route to go on where there aint much traffic. Hows the best way to get ideas on where to go. Id like to get into it a bit more competitive like doing some racing perhaps next year. What would your guys advise be? i live in burntwood staffs and if theres anyone local has got some routes they would be much appreciated thanks alot!