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Favourite British motorway
M1 (and M10, M45, M621)  0%
M2  0%
M3  0%
M4 (and M32, M48, M49)  14%
M5 (and M50)  7%
M6 (and M54, M55, M58, M61, M65)  10%
M6 Toll  28%
M8 (and M77, M80, M876, M898)  7%
M9  0%
M11  0%
M18 (and M180, M181)  0%
M20 (and M26)  3%
M23  3%
M25  7%
M27 (and M271, M275)  7%
M40 & M42  3%
M53  0%
M56  3%
M60 (and M66, M67)  0%
M62 (and M57, M602, M606)  3%
M69  3%
M74 (and M73)  0%
M90  0%
M96  0%
Total: 29 members' votes
by RTT - Sun 17th Jun 2007, 9:39pm
Clearly the M6 rules. Where else do you get a split carriageway so it feels like you're on a 3-lane 70mph one way street, passing spectacular countryside? I nearly went for the M5 though - typically less busy and it does have some nice sweeping bends and things. Also who voted for the M25?! I suppose it is free parking, but you still have to pay road tax to use it....
by Needs to use the M6 to get pretty much anywhere - Mon 18th Jun 2007, 6:20pm
RTT said: Clearly the M6 rules. Where else do you get a split carriageway so it feels like you're on a 3-lane 70mph one way street, passing spectacular countryside?
I agree that the M6 through Cumbria is one of the most scenic stretches in the entire UK, much of the M6 is overloaded with HGVs, usually overtaking each other with a speed differential of 0.1mph, or less. Making progress above 60mph is rare in places. If you have to take it as a whole, I can't bring myself to vote for the M6.
by RTT - Tue 19th Jun 2007, 2:18am
Needs to use the M6 to get pretty much anywhere said: Making progress above 60mph is rare in places.
True, but it isn't all bad; Neil and Joe will verify that I once averaged over 90mph (I think it was 94?) from Preston to Penrith....
by Neil T - Tue 19th Jun 2007, 7:04pm
RTT said: True, but it isn't all bad; Neil and Joe will verify that I once averaged over 90mph (I think it was 94?) from Preston to Penrith....
I'm afraid I can't verify this, as I was in the 'brace' position for most of the journey.

I can however claim 240 knots (276mph) on the stretch just south of Penrith. Does this count?
by Dubya - Wed 20th Jun 2007, 9:00am
Neil T said: I can however claim 240 knots (276mph) on the stretch just south of Penrith. Does this count?
Were you actually on the road surface or merely moving parallel to it at the same altitude?
by Neil T - Wed 20th Jun 2007, 9:03pm
Dubya said: Were you actually on the road surface or merely moving parallel to it at the same altitude?
My coordinates were the same as those of the motorway. There may have been a small height discrepancy, but what's 250 feet between friends?
by jmg - Thu 21st Jun 2007, 7:08am
Neil T said: what's 250 feet between friends?
About .6s
by Rozzy - Sat 23rd Jun 2007, 5:34pm
big up da m32!!!
i live on it...must be the shortest motorway in the world.

also the overuse of the word merely has blown my mind. good job chaps, what an interesting discussion.
by Rozzy - Sat 23rd Jun 2007, 5:34pm
oh wait, it actually sounds like i'm serious...crap.
by Erica - Thu 23rd Aug 2007, 9:08am
First and Third ahead of the game. As always.

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