I know it's a bit off topic but I'm due to start a new job next week and will have to commute from just south of Birmingham to Northampton.
My options are M42 North onto M6 then down M6 to M1 and off at junction 15.
Alternatively I could go M42 south onto M40, come off at Warwick, then go across A445, A45, M45 onto the M1 to junction 15.
Both are around 60-65 miles and around 1 hour (on a clear run) which I'm expecting to be more like at least an hour and a half with traffic.
I suppose the answer is to try both over a few weeks and see which comes out best but I just wondered if anyone had any experience of these roads in the rush hours as to which is likely to be the best bet as I guess both will be a crawl in places but I can't see a decent alternative unless I save up and buy a helecopter!