GOLD104.3’s celeb-fuelled Race to the Station challenge
GOLD104.3’s Jo & Lehmo put Melbourne’s transport issues under the microscope on Thursday to find out just how shocking the city’s traffic really is.
The Melbourne brekkie show put three celebrities to the test as they ‘Raced to the Station’.
The radio duo convinced Channel 9 news reader Peter Hitchener, reality TV contestant Kylie Evans from Survivor and Hawthorn Football Club’s Josh Gibson to go up against each other on different modes of transport in peak hour to see who could navigate Melbourne’s fastest route from Bundoora to Richmond.
Survivor’s Kylie Evans took the most physical option for the challenge riding a bike from Bundoora Shopping Centre to GOLD104.3’s studio in Richmond in a time of 40 minutes and finishing in first place.
Next up was AFL star Josh Gibson who arrived at the studios a mere seven minutes later by car.
Lagging behind them all, Peter Hitchener finally strolled into the studio clocking 71 minutes door to door in the challenge after choosing to take public transport. Despite coming in last said he had a rather relaxed journey but was surprised he didn’t make it in good time.
The newscaster thought the train and tram would be the most convenient and potentially fastest mode, but unbeknownst to him it was, in fact, the slowest.
“I’ve been stuck in traffic a hundred million times, and bikes…I’m a bit scared about other traffic on bikes so I just generally do public transport or car and I thought ‘public transport, that’s the way to go!’ but it wasn’t.
“It was a great challenge, well thought out.”