Ok, that's it. we've taken the plunge, I've just booked a one way journey on the North Sea ferry with DFDS Seaways for two people and one tandem from Newcastle (North Shields) to Amsterdam. I've also booked a one way ticket on the European Bike Express from Beaune in France back to the North East some weeks later. The period in between these journeys will I am sure be packed with excitement and I hope at least few sunny days! I'm excited, if a little apprehensive.