About Nigel Preston

Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the RACV Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the RACV EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the RACV EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing).

Past Energy Breakthrough participants Jason Lea and Chris Hamilton win 2019 Tour Down Under jerseys

Past Energy Breakthrough participants Jason Lea and Chris Hamilton have won two of the four prize jerseys at the Santos 2019 Tour Down Under. Jason claimed the King of the Mountains jersey and Chris claiming the Best Young Rider jersey. We congratulate the two Bendigo boys who rode amazingly strong and smart races with great support from their teams.

By |2019-02-01T08:56:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|Alumni|0 Comments

Dates Confirmed – Lock in 20 – 24 Nov 2019

Co-ordinating partners, the Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) and the Country Education Partnership (CEP), have confirmed the event will roll back into Maryborough from Wednesday 20 November to Sunday 24 November 2019. Get those dates in your diary!

By |2018-12-20T08:49:36+00:00December 20th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

EB celebrates Dylan on International Day of People with Disability (Dec 3)

Meet Dylan from St Augustine's in Maryborough. He and his team have just finished 10th overall in the Pushcart class out of 39 teams at the 2018 Energy Breakthrough. Dylan has Down syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him or his team participating or celebrating. This International Day of People with Disability on 3 December, we want to bring into focus stories like Dylan's, but also the many young people with a disability who participate in our event.

By |2018-12-02T23:06:05+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|1 Comment

Interview – Girton Grammar’s Connor McCaig on those final minutes of the 24 hour trial

WIN News Bendigo caught up with Girton Grammar School's Connor McCaig to hear about how those final minutes of the 24-hour trial, just clinching victory in the Energy Efficient Vehicle category, after a last lap breakdown. We thank Shannon Schubert and the WIN News team for her support throughout 2018.

By |2018-11-27T21:47:05+00:00November 26th, 2018|Event Report, Video|0 Comments

Electrifying beginning to a new era of the Energy Breakthrough

The 2018 Energy Breakthrough began a new era with a fresh, friendly, education-first approach. Program partners, the Country Education Partnership and the Central Goldfields Shire Council, were joined by sponsors the Department of Education Victoria, Vic Roads, La Trobe University, Central Highlands Water, True Foods in delivering an outstanding edition in Maryborough over five days. The Maryborough and the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) community responded to the challenge of providing more volunteers to ensure the event not only survived, but thrived. It was an electrifying finish to the 24-Hour Trial for secondary school teams with defending champions Girton Grammar School having a throttle failure with five minutes before the chequered flag.

By |2018-11-27T13:59:29+00:00November 25th, 2018|Event Report, Pushcarts|1 Comment