To support schools kick-off 2023 on the right foot, the Country Education Partnership is hosting a ‘Test’N’Tune Day in Bendigo on Friday 10 March for all Energy Breakthrough HPV and EEVs. 

We know that building momentum in Energy Breakthrough programs can be a challenge – especially post-COVID. The purpose of this day is to give students ‘seat time’ in their vehicles, and for introductions and information sharing throughout the community.

A key element of the day will be a 45 minute ‘cease-ride’ period during the middle of the day, where there will be a short welcome by the Country Education Partnership team, a free BBQ for students and staff and a ‘show and shine’ opportunity for teams to look inside other vehicles and learn how and what others are building.

A Friday has been selected with an aim of reducing Time In Lieu implications for schools.

Key Event Details:

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Times: 9:00 am – 3:00pm. See draft timetable below (with option to stay on until 5:00 pm, if desired)

Where: Bendigo Livestock Exchange, Wallenjoe Rd, Huntly, Victoria (Google Map)

What: Untimed track session, information exchange between teachers, officials and Country Education Partnership. FREE BBQ lunch included by local Rotary Club.

Why: Get students excited about the Energy Breakthrough program, information exchange about HPVs and EEVs.

Facilities: 1.2 km track closed from vehicle traffic, toilets, drinking water, and space to erect pop-up marquees.

Insurance: Schools should book the day as a standard school excursion. Country Education Partnership will hold Public Liability Insurance through AusCycling.

Cost: $100 per vehicle. This will help cover cost of venue hire, insurance, equipment hire, and first aid / medical provision.

Draft Site Map

Saleyards Map

Draft Event Schedule

Time Activity
7:30 am – 8:30 am Site Set-Up – No school access
8:30 am – 9:45 am Driveway and site ‘open’ for schools to set-up
9:45 am – 12:15 pm Track Open
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Track Closed – ‘Cease-Ride’ – Free BBQ and information sharing between schools.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Track Open
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Track Closed – Bump Out Phase
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Track OpenPossible OPTIONAL Additional Running Period (tbc)
5:00 pm Track Closed – Event Concludes (tbc)