8 days, 2300ish miles, virtually wall to wall sunshine throughout and plenty of sights seen. Although I have a few riding friends, I tend to head off on my own as i like doing my own thing and not everyone is interested in the same things. Plus my tours are very A to B to C type travels and that doesn’t suit some either. So, catching the Belfast to Cairnryan ferry was an early morning start with a great route through the New Galloway forest and up over the North Pennines heading down beautiful English countryside past old mining collieries and stately homes. I had most of the first day to do this and needed to catch the overnight Hull to Zeebrugga ferry and managed to keep off motorways for the entire journey bar about 10 miles near the very end. On arriving at the ferry terminal, I joined a fleet of expensive cars heading to the classic weekend at Le Mans. There must have been a couple of million pounds worth getting on boards and loving cars as much as bikes, was a real treat to see.