|Final Statistics: Alex & Maz||Total distance: 93,550km|
|Furthest Point: Rotorua, NZ||Now settled in Sydney, Australia|
|Final Statistics: Martin||Total distance: 79,698km|
|Furthest Point: Hobart, Australia||Now settled in Bristol, UK|
|Arrive:||Depart:||Tue 2nd Aug 05|
|Weekend:||Sat/Sun||Time Zone:||GMT 0|
|Int. dial code:||+44||Language:||English|
|Side of road:||Left||Best time to visit:||Summer|
|Diesel Price:||US$ 1.60||Activities:|
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Diary Entry: 2nd Aug 2005 - And they're off!!!
Country Highlights En Route
The M25 motorway is an orbital motorway which encircles London, and is approximately 117 miles (188 km) in circumference. It is the world's biggest ring road. The motorway is mostly three-lane and is thought to be Europe's busiest motorway: an estimated 200,000 vehicles a day make use of it, up from 100,000 a day in 1987.
The M25 is known for its frequent jams. The jams have inspired jokes ("the world's biggest car park"), songs (Chris Rea's "The Road to Hell") and the following tongue-in-cheek theory:
"Many phenomena - wars, plagues, sudden audits - have been advanced as evidence for the hidden hand of Satan in the affairs of Man, but whenever students of demonology get together the M25 London Orbital motorway is generally agreed to be among the top contenders for exhibit A." -- from Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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