The Alps Tour (2008) remains a highlight of my life. Many great memories of a real ‘adventure’. It never felt overly prescribed, in fact it felt spontaneous, like a bunch of mates out for a 10-day ride. The roads and routes that Bill chose were challenging and rewarding, with breathtaking scenery and great food and beverage stops along the way. Can’t imagine any better roads in the world to ride. I came from Canada and it was my first time on a ‘big bike’ (600cc) and I worried I was taking on more than I could handle, but Bill and the rest of the group we had that year were encouraging and supportive, and made sure I was never left behind! Great comraderie, loads of laughs and lifelong friends were made. If I lived in the UK or Europe, I’d be attending more of Bill’s tours on a regular basis.