LIVE: Wacky commuter race
Updated 11:14am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
This live event has finished
- This morning sees the Adver and Swindon Travel Choices pit man versus machine, and public transport, to see who can win the commuter race around the town's streets.
- A runner, a cyclist, a taxi, a bus and a car will face off to get from the Orbital Shopping Park to Swindon train station.
- But who will win?
And that brings our live blog to an end. Thanks for joining us - hope you all had a stress free drive to work this morning!
Ellie, the bus passenger, is happy to report she is off the bus and walking to the finish line!
Ellie is coming to the end of Ferndale Road right now
All the competitors, minus Ellie on the bus who is still travelling in, are currently enjoying breakfast on the station forecourt.....
We are being told that had the finish line been at the station door, the cyclist could have been crowned the champion
Sounds like a photo finish, with the taxi driver beating the cyclist by less than a second
Car driver and passenger Chris and Liz have got to the finish line to find out they were beaten by the taxi driver and the cyclist
It's looking like the car has won the race...
Bus passenger Ellie is currently on Akers Way
Problems with the pay and display machine... will it prevent the car driver from winning?
The car driver and passenger are in the car park at the station!
Traffic pretty good down great western way. Think we could win! #rushhourrace @swindonadver— @EAMackley 10 September 2013
Chris, the car driver, is hoping to get past the traffic lights at Nova Hreod ok and the traffic will then ease off a bit.
Liz and Chris, our car driver and passenger are currently driving down Akers Way. They've hit the rush hour traffic but still feeling confident they will be crowned the winners.
Ellie is on the Number 12 bus currently in Redhouse - plenty of stops and lots of passengers getting on and off.
No reports of any accidents around the town this morning so our competitors should have few problems on their journey
Adver reporter Liz Mackley, the car passenger, is preparing to get some work done during her journey in to work
Ellie Corcoran is now on the bus instead of the taxi heading in to the town centre
And we're off!
The race is underway and the car has already made it to Morrisons in Haydon Wick.
We are awaiting the Deputy Mayor of Swindon to arrive to start our race. Reporter Liz Mackley is out there at the scene and will be providing regualr updates, as will the other competitors.
Who do you think will win? Tweet us @swindonadver or Facebook us to let us know what you think.
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