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BronteH

About Bronte Harrop

Bronte Harrop had her first taste of the EB in 2005, when her mother was supporting Weeroona College Bendigo. Let's just say she was hooked. She hit the track with Catholic College Bendigo between 2009 and 2014 and is now a passionate volunteer with this event and many others across Victoria. In 2012, inspired by her aunty's fight with cancer, Bronte rode a human powered vehicle around a Bendigo velodrome non-stop for 12 hours to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

That’s a wrap on the 2022 Energy Breakthrough!

It was an electrifying finish between our two 19-hour trial winners, Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s (BSSC) Earth Mover and Peninsula Human Power’s Hare & Forbes  in the final minutes of the 2022 Energy Breakthrough. Despite representing different categories (EEV Single power source and HPV Open categories respectively), there wasn’t much between these two teams throughout the duration of the event. A particularly impressive feat for Hare & Forbes given the absence of an external power source!

By |2022-11-20T14:38:11+11:00November 20th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

From the Energy Breakthrough participant to Boeing Engineer – meet Aaron

The Energy Breakthrough is more than just an event. We’ve heard time and time again about the impact it’s made on young people’s lives. How it’s helped them get through high school, make life-long friends, inspired their career choices, and even start their own community teams so they can continue the racing long after their last Maryborough checked flag has been flown. 

By |2022-11-21T10:41:17+11:00November 20th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Records broken and a 54 second gap in the 24 Hour Secondary Trial

It was an electrifying finish between our two 24-hour trial winners, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar’s Jupiter and Caulfield Grammar School’s The Big Cheese in the final minutes of the 2019 Energy Breakthrough. By the time the checkered flag came down, 54 seconds was all that separated the record-breaking teams.

By |2019-11-25T13:31:12+11:00November 25th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Records broken and a 54 second gap in the 24 Hour Secondary Trial

KidzFlip : 2018 Volunteers aiming to become Participants in 2019

If you walked by Corner Eight of track one at the Energy Breakthrough this year, you would have come across a policeman and a group of young adults, marshalling the infamous 'crash corner'.  These young adults were there day-and-night-and-day for this year’s Breakthrough, and the reason why is pretty special: part community service, part reconnaissance as KidzFlip prepares for a tilt at the Energy Breakthrough in 2019.

By |2018-12-13T09:17:46+11:00December 13th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on KidzFlip : 2018 Volunteers aiming to become Participants in 2019

Preview: Pushcarts – three days and five challenges!

With the 28th Energy Breakthrough fast approaching, it’s time to make sure those tyres are pumped and those steering axles greased. Over 500 students from 40 primary schools have been working hard all year to make sure their pushcarts are looking good and ready to race! The pushcarts is made up of a number of events over three days- giving participants the chance to show us what they’re made of.

By |2018-11-22T12:52:19+11:00November 15th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy, Preview|Comments Off on Preview: Pushcarts – three days and five challenges!
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