I have just got back into my road biking after an extended break and I have also moved up to the Yorkshire Dales from a far flatter area. My current 15 year old Bianci has a compact on the front and only a 26/14 (?) on the back, and quite frankly when the hills arrive, which is most of the time, I'm up out of my saddle. To give you an idea, a typical ride from home of 45 miles will consist of between 4000 to 5500 feet of climbing. I live in Swaledale between Buttertubs and Grinton Moor!
Not being into the technical language, what type of bike/ gearing should I be looking for with a price tag of up to £1000. My current bike is a 54cm frame, though it is probably a little too big for me but I am used to it and like the position. I'm 5'8" and 31" inside leg.