Best route south from Ayr

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For those of you in the north I'd like some advice as to the best route back south from Ayr. Arriving in Ayr at about 3am, grab a few hours kippage and then shoot back to London.

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I would take the A713 then A712 & A75 to Dumfires then onto the M74 / M6 then M6 Toll around Brum then M42 & M40 to the M25. I think you might know the way from there :)

Approx 400 miles
 
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I would take the A713 then A712 & A75 to Dumfires then onto the M74 / M6 then M6 Toll around Brum then M42 & M40 to the M25. I think you might know the way from there :)

Approx 400 miles

Is that the Ayr to Dumfries Galloway tourist route. Lovely run that. The MWAY section is particularly. Sumpy from memory is based in surrey so the 40 is the best route but I'd skip the toll road and go round the M6 and M42, the time saving IMHO isn't worth the outlay.
 

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Is that the Ayr to Dumfries Galloway tourist route. Lovely run that. The MWAY section is particularly. Sumpy from memory is based in surrey so the 40 is the best route but I'd skip the toll road and go round the M6 and M42, the time saving IMHO isn't worth the outlay.
depending upon time of day the M6/M5 junction is either horrible or just not moving at all. I use it though as the M6 toll doesn't go where I have to be.
 

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I would take the A713 then A712 & A75 to Dumfires then onto the M74 / M6 then M6 Toll around Brum then M42 & M40 to the M25. I think you might know the way from there :)

Approx 400 miles

Give that man a Banana!!!! THAT route is 56 miles Shorter that heading for the M74!!!!

Boring as Hell mind, & please note Strathclyde Plod LOVE hiding just over hump back Bridges about 10 feet INTO the 30MPH zones!!!!!!!
 

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For those of you in the north I'd like some advice as to the best route back south from Ayr. Arriving in Ayr at about 3am, grab a few hours kippage and then shoot back to London.

TIA

Fly. ;)
 
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I wish I could but this is work
 

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Its no distance. 5-6hrs tops. By the time you check in, get felt up by the security, listen to the daft in flight demo you are just as well driving as door to door times are not that significantly different.
A lot more comfortable in Stumpy's car as well (even the TVR) (not sure about the 748 though)
 
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Dunno Russ, long motorway blasts on the bike give the wrists welcome relief.
 

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Dunno Russ, long motorway blasts on the bike give the wrists welcome relief.
That only works over 90 and as you cannot do that in the UK then it wouldn't work.
 

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Thanks for your input guys. Decided to leave Ayr at 01.30 to avoid any traffic and allow me to enjoy the Spur on the twisties. Took it steady on the dual carriage way bits up toward Prestwick as they seem to have average speed cameras everywhere, though they are less obviously so than down south. The 71 was just brilliant as a driving road and at night you have it to yourself, save for a few animals. My chief regret about leaving so soon was not being able to enjoy the scenery but I did see some on the way up. A cuppa round at chas's wouldve been nice too :). Then it was the 74 south. Cruise set to 80, seat set to cool and massage, stereo set to motorway playlist and trip computer showing an average of 20 mpg!! Woohoo!

Didn't see one police car in 450 miles and the only traffic I hit was the last mile to my house.

Doing the trip again next month in the Viano. Be interesting to compare the experience.
 

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Then it was the 74 south. Cruise set to 80, seat set to cool and massage, stereo set to motorway playlist and trip computer showing an average of 20 mpg!! Woohoo!

Can we take it that Bentley don't sell their cars on the promise of fuel economy then? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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