The ABC are publicising a commuter race, from Bankstown to their studios near Central Station. See:-http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2014/06/10/4022345.htm 10 June, 2014 1:31PM AEST The 702 Commuter Race By Matthew Bevan What's the fastest way to get from A to B in Sydney? Bus, train, car or bike? Linda Mottram wants to find out. ) What's the fastest way to get from A to B in Sydney? Well, it depends on where A and B is, what the traffic is like on C Road and whether the trains are running smoothly through D. According to a study by a GPS manufacturer, Wednesday is the worst day for traffic in Sydney. During a discussion on air about this statistic, Linda Mottram took a call from Jackie, who said she had witnessed a test of a city's traffic when she was a child in Ireland. A race was held between a car, a motorcycle, a bus, a bicycle and a runner from the outskirts of Dublin to the middle of the city. Against the odds, the runner won. Jackie asked if Linda would run a similar race in Sydney, so on Wednesday 11 June, the 702 Commuter Race will be held. A car, a public transport user and a small peloton of cyclists will race from Bass Hill near Bankstown to the 702 ABC Sydney studios near Central Station. It's 22 kilometers by car, through some of Sydney's most congested roads. To level the playing field a bit, the race will be handicapped: competitors will have one minute added to their time for every dollar they spend on the commute. The race will be "to work", so the car team will need to find somewhere to park for eight hours, and add the cost of parking to the time. Robbie Buck and Linda Mottram will fire the starting pistol at around 7:30, so listen in to Linda's show after 8:30 to see who wins. end of quote As for the cyclists, will they take into account them having a decent shower and changing into non-sweaty work clothes? If I only knew where Bankstown was, I might be tempted to front up on the wee scooter.