driving log #3 – Swindon to Basingstoke and back

15 Jul

This journey was a relatively short one, just over one hundred miles there and back. I had to be up near Waterloo station for a  meeting and so decided to drive over to Basingstoke and catch the train in and out from there. That gave me two benefits; firstly it was cheaper and secondly I could avoid the risk of problems on the Circle Line if I went via Paddington.

When I do the Basingstoke station run (probably about 5 times a year) I tend to come home via the pretty route to Newbury, but this time I elected to use the quicker, M4/A33 route both there and back.

The outbound drive reflects the traffic, especially between junctions 12 and 11 of the M4. As always, the average speed if for the journey and not between waypoints.

Way Point

Time

Elapsed

Distance

Speed
MPH

Home (depart)

600

0

M4 (join)

607

7

4

34.29

M4 Junction 11

704

40

39.3

58.95

Basingstoke Stn North Car Park

724

65

53.6

49.48

Way Point

Time

Elapsed

Distance

Speed
MPH

Basingstoke Stn North Car Park

1451

0

M4 Junction 11

1458

21

14.1

40.29

M4 Junction 15

1511

52

50.7

58.50

Home (arrive)

1515

56

52.7

56.46

The date for this one was 21st April 2010 and was in my 3.0 petrol S type Jaguar automatic.

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