The server is moving from the current datacentre in Sheffield to a state of the art facility in London.
"To complete the move, the servers will be unplugged at 9:15am, bundled into the boot of a car and driven down the M1," said webmaster Si Watts.
And it’s his car.
"I cannot make any guarantees about the time that normal service will resume, but we hope to have everything back up to speed by 3pm."
What if he’s squished by a juggernaut?
"We have full backups of both the database server and the front end web files server," promised Watts.
"In reality there’s no greater risk by me driving it down that any of the alternatives. In some respects it will be safer since we know exactly what treatment the servers are getting en-route whereas heaven knows what
handling they might receive in the hands of a courier!
"The ‘squished by a juggernaut’ possibility is never gonna happen because I’m immortal…or is that immoral?"
Watts is also the webmaster for the Bicycle Association, Bike Week, Concept Cycling, Amba Marketing and 50 IBDs. He promised to stay alive for the sake of the bicycle trade:
"I shall wrap myself in a Kevlar steel reinforced body suit, not stop off at greasy spoons and not smoke in the car tomorrow."
The UK sites offline for much of tomorrow are: