M25 this bank holiday weekend, how bad will it be?
IMO a bad idea unless you’re really keen to sit in traffic for a couple of hours. What about stopping off somewhere just north of the M25 for a couple of hours, have a potter about, bit of grub, even a bike ride? Then crack on again after 6? Still be busy tho 🙁
If you can tho, go early!Posted 6 years agoGrimyMember
Hey up chaps,
I’m heading down to Brighton from Manchester to stay with freinds this weekend. The route surgested takes me down the M40, round the M25 and down the M23 to Brighton. Ill be leaving Manchester at around 12.30pm, so I guess ill hit the M25 around 3.30 ish. Is this a really bad idea or wont it be as painfull as im expecting?
Any alternatives and surgestions would be most welcome.
ThanksPosted 6 years agospooky_b329Member
Its gonna be slow which ever way you go, get some good CD’s in the car and some grub, and stop at the last services on the M40 for a slash as there are no services on the section of M25 you will be on for two hours 🙂
(actually thats a lie, there is a tiny sandwich bar hidden off Jcn 8 that does nice coffee) http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.25605,-0.191526&spn=0.001816,0.005284&t=h&z=18Posted 6 years agoGrimyMember
Some good surgestions thanks everyone. Sounds pretty unanimous that the M25 is a no go area which I was affraid off. I think Ill take your advice bigyinn and go the M40, A34, M3, M27, A27. Even if these roads are busy, surely they cant be as bad as the M25. 🙂
Help most apreciated chaps and Ladys. Cheers!Posted 6 years ago
Mmm good luck with A34 it is just as horrific dual carriageway lots of hills with idiotic lorry drivers blocking on crap overtakes and numerous stupid people crashing on road, good luck I think it will be just as bad
Agreed A34 terrible road, but at least the OP will be moving on the A34 if he gets past Oxford. I’ve had to do the M25 on the bank holiday friday plenty of times before, including one 4hrs J21 to J9 memorable trip. Stick to the A34.Posted 6 years agodoboMember
A34 will probably be better than m25, i do both a fair bit, but if you go a34 then a27, the a27 could well be a caravan parking lot, with them all going back and forth along the coast! loads of roundabouts and general mayhem at worthing. its a tough call basically sounds like you will hit traffic at the worst time given the times you provide.Posted 6 years ago
if theres an accident on the m25, and there will be because some numb nuts will be in a hurry etc then it will be painful just like every other normal friday at rush hour.
good luck set of early!Tat WinkMember
Neilsonwheels MTFU suggestion is good.
Simple fact is it’s a gamble. 50/50. It might work it might not.
When it works it works well.
The M25 is a unique motorway, as soon as you get on it you either speed up to 85 and sit 5 ft off the car in front of you or slow to a 2nd gear “junction crawl” for a few miles.*
* when it’s workingPosted 6 years ago
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