Imperfectly Odd: the Strensham Loop

30 April 2021

For a while, the M5 ended at a 270-degree loop - but long after the motorway was extended, it kept on catching drivers unawares. But it left behind an unexpected legacy of safer driving.

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Knowledge is power

18 February 2021

We're expanding our information pages to provide better coverage of the basics - perfect if you're new to the world of road enthusiasts or if you're just dropping by to answer a question.

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