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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Nader » Mon Sep 20, 2021 14:28

If we're counting outside the UK, then I think 8 in a day is my record from Leamington to Spa Francorchamps:
M40, M25, M26, M20, A16, E40, R0, E42

Within the UK I can't come up with a journey that's used more than 4:
M25, M26, M20, M2 a few times
M69, M1, M18, A1(M)
M62, M60, M61, M6

However in April our journey from my in-laws to Glasgow will take me on 7:
M62, M60, M61, M6, A74(M), M74, M8

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by trickstat » Mon Sep 20, 2021 15:45

I think my record was set last year which was 7:

A1(M)
M25
M11
(non-motorway)
(M25)
M3
(non-motorway)
A329(M)
M4
M32

The first non-motorway part included the formerly motorway Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road.
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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by multiraider2 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 16:54

UK based 9 in a day:
M40; M42; M5; M6; A74(M); M74; M73; M80; M9. SE25 to Dalchreichart.

If we're allowing international, then I might have a claim for this title.

M25 (UK)
M20 (UK)
A16 (France)
A25 (France)
A27 (France)
A8 (Belgium)
A16 (Belgium)
A7 (Belgium)
A4 (Belgium)
A6 (Luxembourg)
A3 (Luxembourg)
A31 (France)
A4 (France)
A35 (France)
A5 (Germany)
A3 (Switzerland)
A1 (Switzerland)
A3 (Switzerland) (reprise)
A13 (Switzerland)
Non-motorway to destination in Italy

You could argue the M25 and the M20 were not in a day, as I reached Dover before midnight clicked over. However the trip in total was less than 24 hours.

And I said I hated motorways? They're pretty good in the small hours and in places like Switzerland. The only holdup was roadworks on the A4 in Belgium and some non-motorway bits in Zurich (now bypassed).
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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by djw1981 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 20:09

owen b wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 23:26
djw1981 wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 22:48
I've done

M9, M80, M73, M8, M74, A74(M), M6, M6(T), M42, M40, M25, M4
M73 then onto the M8, then onto the M74? How? Why?
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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by owen b » Mon Sep 20, 2021 20:41

djw1981 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 20:09
owen b wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 23:26
djw1981 wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 22:48
I've done

M9, M80, M73, M8, M74, A74(M), M6, M6(T), M42, M40, M25, M4
M73 then onto the M8, then onto the M74? How? Why?
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That explains it :) . I couldn't get my head round how you'd got from the M8 to the M74.
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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by JoshBostock01 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:57

Mine is 6.

I've done a journey including the M898-M8-M74-M73-M80-M9 and a journey involving the M8-M74-M73-M80-M876-M9.

Near me, the signposted route from the central Fife coast (Aberdour, Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing, etc.) to Dunfermline involves two motorways- the M90 and the A823(M) despite the time spent using motorways on that route probably being a minute at most. I wonder if any shorter motorway journeys that involve multiple motorways can be made.

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Vierwielen » Tue Sep 21, 2021 17:10

Allowing international trips, I managed 15 in one day:
In the UK: M3, M25, M26, M20
In France: A16
In Belgium: A18, A10, R0, A3, A3
In the Netherlands: A76, A2, A73, A52
In Germany: A52

I was travelling to Elmpt, an army base just beyond the Dutch border (not far from Roermond) to fetch my son who had injured his back. We left at silly'o clock in the morning, took the Tunnel and arrived in time for supper in Elmpt.

As small token, my son took us to the cellars in the officer's mess. I took a look at the prices of the various drinks and thought "Those are good prices!" I took a second look and realised that the prices were in euros, not pounds (even better!)

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by mfmman » Tue Sep 21, 2021 20:55

I used to travel from Bristol to Normanton to visit an office of my employer. No diversions en route, just the fastest way avoiding traffic around Leeds that was there everytime according to my Sat Nav

M32, M4, M5, M42, M1, M18, A1M, M62 for 8

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by wrinkly » Wed Sep 22, 2021 00:59

My natural route to anywhere north of Stirling is 7:

A1(M) - [A66] - M6 - A74(M) - M74 - M73 - M80 - M9

My natural route to north Wales is 6, or 7 if you count M62 twice:

A58(M) - M621 - M62 - M60 - [M62 again] - M6 - M56

If I was going to mid-Wales via the A483 you could add M53 after M56.

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by belgarion » Wed Sep 22, 2021 13:33

Done these 10 many many times, Doncaster to Aberdeen...

M18 - M62 - A1(M) - M6 - A74(M) - M74 - M73 - M80 - M9 - M90

Plus A roads in between of course - come on lets make it the A66(M) as well.

(Edited as I forgot the short section of M90 near Perth)

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by delinquentwoody » Wed Sep 22, 2021 20:42

Recent journey back from Scotland to Scunthorpe, 13..

M9 M80 M73 M74 A74(M) M6 M61 M60 M62 M18 M180 M181 A1077(M)!

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by haymansafc » Wed Sep 22, 2021 21:11

For me, it would be one of my trips up to Scotland. There's been multiple occasions over the years where I've done:

M53 > M56 > M6 > A74(M) > M74 >M73 > M8 > M898

I've not been up there since the opening of the M74 extension, hence the addition of the M73.

Another stand-out one would be the return trip from Bannockburn, in around 2008/9. I remember we were staying at the Premier Inn just off the M80/M9 interchange. The home trip:

M80 > M73 > M74 > A74(M) > M6 > M56 > M53

There's the 'Sat Nav' way to Sunderland which I generally avoid but have done on a few occasions in the past:

M53 > M56 > M6 > M62 (x2) > M60 > M1 > A1(M)

I can't think of any more motorways I've done in a single journey than these examples, off the top of my head.
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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Ben302 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 21:15

I did a John o'groats to Lands End run in 2009 from my home in Kent, a round trip of nearly 2,000 miles which included the up leg M2, M25, M1, M6. A74(M), M74, M73, M8, M80, M876 Down Leg M9, M8, M73, M74, A74 (M), M6, M5. Home leg M5, M4, A329(M), M3, M25, M26 , M20, M2.

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by orudge » Wed Sep 22, 2021 22:39

My former regular trips between Aberdeenshire/Fife would tend to be one of:

M90 - M9 - M80 - M73 - M74 - A74(M) - M6 - M56

Sometimes adding on M53, and other times inserting M876 between M80 and M9 (and M9 and M90!)

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Owain » Thu Sep 23, 2021 09:22

Chris Bertram wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 21:20
I make that 6 different motorways in a single journey, but I bet someone here has done more. Anyone like to own up?
I couldn't be sure what my record is, but I'll bet my highest number of new motorways in one day - or one trip - would have involved a trip to Scotland.

The most likely would been a weekend in Scotland in 2005 in my shiny new Rover 75 (Scotland seemed very close when I was living in Lancaster). That would've meant M74, M73, M80, M9 on the way up, and M898 and M8 on the way back down. (My score would not include the A74(M), because I had previously driven that on a trip to Edinburgh).

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by B9127 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 17:22

My usual journey to Hereford includes M90,(A9)M? , M9,M80,M73,A74M ,M74 ,M6 ,M56 and then onto the A49 for Hereford
Motorways travelled 2019 - M90 - M9 - M80 - M8 -M77 - M73 -A74(M) -M6-M42-M40 -A404(M) - M4 - M5 -M50 -M56 much better so far than last year

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Was92now625 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 23:32

A journey I used to do a lot in the 1990s

M90 (around Perth)
M9
M80
M73
M74
A74(M)
M6
M61
M62
M63

Worth 10 then but only 9 now

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Micro The Maniac » Sat Sep 25, 2021 07:57

Vierwielen wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 17:10
I was travelling to Elmpt, an army base just beyond the Dutch border (not far from Roermond)
Ah... good old RAF Bruggen :-)

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Vierwielen » Sat Sep 25, 2021 22:08

Micro The Maniac wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 07:57
Vierwielen wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 17:10
I was travelling to Elmpt, an army base just beyond the Dutch border (not far from Roermond)
Ah... good old RAF Bruggen :-)
Do you know it? I spent one night there waiting before returning to the UK, but not before my wife and I nipped into NL to do some shopping in Roermond.

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Re: Multiple Motorways in one Journey

Post by Was92now625 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 23:28

AA route planner : Dundee to Gatwick Airport gives

M90 (around Perth)
M9
M80
M73
M74
A74(M)
M6
M6 (Toll)
M42
M40
M25
M23

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