I've just got back from a bike tour holiday arranged through White Rose Motorcycle Tours (www.motorcycletours.co.uk). Although the tour was a relatively local one to me (Scotland!) it was absolutely brilliant. A long weekend in a decent hotel with decent food, with fellow bikers - there were all sorts - some good people, and one particular idiot on an Aprillia. But never mind. In general, a good biking experience was had by all - but I now have a (healthy) distrust of car drivers when it comes to them pulling out of junctions - two of us (me being one!) were almost collected by a Fiesta pulling out on us.
Ahh well, it was worth it!