I was beginning to despair about getting a reply! 100 people had read it -with no answer- then you came along! Thanks! Will certainly contact Mardi for help.
With regard to insurance I contacted Direct Line. 23 days of travel cover, including medical of 5 Million pounds and repatriation if required, as well as 1500 pounds of baggage cover - even from the bike if unattended (So long as it as locked in the panniers) and a host of other things including delayed trip coverage and lost documents etc etc cost 51 pounds, which I though was pretty good. If you apply on line there is a discount, but you can't do that as you need to tell them about the bike and the web does not let you do that. So, the very helpful guy I spoke to agreed to give me the web application discount anyway! The number I called was 0845-246-5588.
Thanks again for your help.
Have a safe trip.