EDEC rider and event volunteer at Casey HPV events and the RACV Energy Breakthrough, Rebecca Lardner at the 2014 Australian International Pedal Prix.

It was another massive weekend in Murray Bridge, South Australia for the 2014 Australian International Pedal Prix. There were plenty of thrills, spills and great racing amongst the 200-plus vehicles on track.

Four current Energy Breakthrough schools make the trek across the Border

Bendigo Senior SC's creatively titled 'Grand Theft Mango' HPV team at the 2014 Australian International Pedal Prix (Pic by Damon Gill Shea)

Bendigo Senior SC’s creatively titled ‘Grand Theft Mango’ HPV team at the 2014 Australian International Pedal Prix (Pic by Damon Gill Shea)

Current Energy Breakthrough schools from Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Emerald District Education Centre (EDEC), St Pauls Anglican Grammar School and Woodleigh School made the trek across the border and represented themselves and our program tremendously well.

EDEC took the Australian HPV Super Series win AND finished ninth overall in Murray Bridge – a mega effort!

Meanwhile, Bendigo Senior SC’s creatively titled ‘Grand Theft Mango’ HPV team have laid down a marker ahead of this year’s RACV Energy Breakthrough with an impressive category win and 6th place overall. Great work guys (and girl). Will they be in such fine form in Maryborough? … and will your team be in the hunt too?

It’s a great experience to be amongst such a huge field and we expect it will put all of these teams in good stead for Maryborough this November.

Past EB Participants Shine

It was also great to see so many past RACV Energy Breakthrough participants involved now in Community teams where they can continue to develop their passion for design, teamwork, fitness and endurance. From our count, seven of the top ten overall placings had strong past connections with the Energy Breakthrough through schools on Mornington Peninsula, the Berwick region, Bendigo and Emerald.


Platt Racing take the chequered flag and overall line honours at the 2014 Australian International Pedal Prix. Note: Image colours digitally enhanced.

A huge congratulations to Cameron and Maurie Platt, who finally ‘conquered Everest’ by winning the Pedal Prix overall in the team carrying their own name, Platt Racing. After many years of development, racing, testing and more development – they and their team have found their winning formula and pipped the perennial champs TruBlu by 3 laps. The TruBlu boys had announced prior to the event that they were hanging the wheels up after this race and they have been a mega force over the past decade.

Congratulations to AIPP Inc

Congratulations also to Event Director Andrew McLachlan and all of the crew at AIPP Inc for another excellent edition of the Australian HPV Super Series. The response on social media so far has been tremendously strong for this event and the others in the series.

Photos, Photos, Photos…

Yes. There are many! Thanks to our super photo team of Nathan Boon and Katie Harris. We hope that through the 180 images in this photo gallery, you will gain some new ideas for your vehicles, capture some of the colour from the event and maybe spot a few current or past students from your school too.

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