I'm guessing this is the most asked question but I'm interested in starting biking. Lacking the bike right now though I'm looking to spend around £400. I'm looking for a hardtail to be used for some easy trails to start with but would be nice if it's ok on the road and canal towpaths too. A few places within riding distance but will need a fair bit riding on the road to get there as I can't see a bike fitting in the mini! Any advice appreciated budget isn't definite but would be good to keep it at that sort of area with a climbing habit to fuel too.