The Roadtrip to #naconf

The Roadtripto #naconf

Four web blokes, one aygo, eighty two miles

A post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by four web developers over a period of two hours, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization (the peak district) and, apparently, almost all life on earth.

Paul Jackson, Graham Smith, Abid Din and Anthony Casey are those developers. The Toyota Aygo is their vessel. Nottingham is their destination. Their fate? New Adventures in Web Design.

Meeting Up

We're going to be meeting up on Wednesday 19th January at 1400 GMT (2pm) for a cup of tea / coffee at North Tea Power on Tib Street. Here's some useful directions from Piccadilly station.

Lost? Running late? Tweet @dragindb or call / text me on 07834 816 297.

The Drive

Starting from the Dale St car park in Manchester, we'll drive through the peak district, around Sheffield and down to Nottingham. The journey is 81.7 miles in total and should take around 2 hours.

We'll be setting off at 1500 GMT (3pm) so we can make it in time for the Erskine Bowling at 2000 GMT (8pm).

Spotify Playlist

You can add music for the journey to the roadtrip playlist on Spotify.
I'll be syncing the playlist to my iPhone on Wednesday morning and playing it in the car (Aygo aux in ftw!).

Directions (please memorise)

1. Head southeast on Dale St/A6 toward Lena St 256 ft
2. Turn right at Ducie St/A6 318 ft
3. Turn left at London Rd/A6 0.3 mi
4. Slight right at London Rd (signs for Warrington/Liverpool/M62/Preston/M61/A57(M)) 197 ft
5. Slight left at Downing St 0.2 mi
6. Continue onto Ardwick Green S/A6 0.2 mi
7. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Rd/A57 Continue to follow A57 3.7 mi
8. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto M67 Motorway heading to Denton/A57/Hyde/Sheffield 4.8 mi
9. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Rd/A57 heading to Barnsley/A628/Sheffield/A616/Glossop/Stalybridge/B6174 Continue to follow A57 1.3 mi
10. Continue onto Market St/A628 (signs for Sheffield/A616/Barnsley) Continue to follow A628 13.7 mi
11. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Whams Rd/A616 Continue to follow A616 Go through 1 roundabout 10.6 mi
12. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M1 ramp to London/Sheffield/Rotherham 0.5 mi
13. Merge onto M1 40.3 mi
14. At junction 26, take the A610 exit to Nottingham/Ilkeston 0.2 mi
15. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A610 heading to Nottingham/Bulwell/Stapleford/A6002/Nuthall 0.5 mi
16. Keep left at the fork Go through 1 roundabout 4.1 mi
17. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Maid Marian Way/A6008 0.4 mi
18. Turn left at Collin St/A6008 Continue to follow A6008 0.2 mi
19. Keep right at the fork 115 ft
20. Turn right at Canal St/A6008 0.2 mi
21. Turn right at A6008 230 ft
22. Slight left at Maid Marian Way/A6008 0.3 mi
23. Turn left at St James's St 230 ft

The End?

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