Many thanks for all your advice. I decided to buy a technosel Seat (rather than going to the vets) so hopefully I can now concentrate on the ride......
If that doesn't do it, tank pads are the next option, although I think they may detract from my bikes gorgeous lines. .
After an initial cock-up (no pun intended) I find I now have a brand new bi-posto seat covered in black suede if anyones interested. Bought from e-Busters, only want £40 plus postage. This is nearly half their price. U2U if interested.
Thanks again for the suggestions.