Having never ridden a motorcycle abroad before and being wary of riding on the opposite side of the road, I decided it might be prudent that my first international tour should be in an organised group. Looking back, I am not really too sure what I was worried about because this ride to Le Touquet in France was easy. What it did though was to give me a taste of what touring abroad was like and I enjoyed it immensely. It seemed to spark in me a desire to do more and the end result was many future tours on foreign lands. I was hooked!