Watch footage of the Glastonbury traffic jam from the viewpoint of a cyclist

Mike Jefferies trailed the queue for 15 miles

A cyclist has filmed footage of the Glastonbury Festival traffic jam as revellers arrived at the site.

The footage was filmed by cyclist Mike Jefferies, who trailed the queue for 15 miles. He eventually speeded up the footage and posted it online.

The cyclist was on a lunchtime ride from Shepton Mallet to Glastonbury on Wednesday when he took the opportunity to record the ride on camera. See below.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has thanked festivalgoers for their patience after traffic delays meant it took traffic six hours to go two miles.

Adverse weather badly affected roads into the festival site, and for several hours Glastonbury’s social media accounts advised fans not to attempt to travel by road that day.

Acknowledging the problems, Eavis told the festival’s on-site newspaper Glastonbury Free Press: “There were tailbacks in places there used to be 10 or 15 years ago. Things have been much better in recent years, but the weather in advance this year has been a real problem. We’ve got an incredible crew, but the conditions have been against us. Unfortunately, some people were sat in their vehicles for a long time. Their spirit is wonderful, though.”