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).

Countdown to National Ride2School Day – Friday 22 March 2019

The countdown is on to National Ride2School Day - Friday 22 March - where Energy Breakthrough schools and students can join more than 350,000 students across the nation who will ride, walk, scoot and skate to school.

By |2019-03-15T10:38:34+10:00March 15th, 2019|Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Volunteer Engagement Surveys open for input

The Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) are currently developing a sustainability plan to ensure the ongoing success of the Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough. The Council have commissioned consultants ARC Ventures to undertake research to help develop this plan. ARC Ventures have launched an open invitation for volunteers and local residents to have their say on the Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough through two surveys: one for volunteers and another for residents of Maryborough and district.

By |2019-03-12T16:02:13+10:00March 12th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

2019 School Handbooks: Ready for download

The 2019 Energy Breakthrough Schools Handbooks are now available to download! The different Handbooks offer key information for each of the categories: Innovations In Technology, Pushcarts, Human Powered Vehicles, TRYathlon and Energy Efficient Vehicles.

By |2019-03-07T11:43:26+10:00March 7th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Curriculum Resource Round-Up and Webinar

Calling all teachers: do you have curriculum resources that you use to support student's learning through the Energy Breakthrough? Yes! Great! We'd love to hear about what you use and how you use it with the hope that we can share these curriculum resources and ideas across all of the 155 schools that participate in the EB program each year. It's all part of our "Curriculum Resource Round-Up" being led by program partner, the Country Education Partnership, which will feature a Webinar on Thursday 9 May 2019.

Key Dates for 2019

We're gearing up for a very busy 2019, and we hope that you are, too! The Energy Breakthrough team have been exploring a number of new workshops and webinars that will deepen students learning opportunities and improve support for Team Managers, teachers and their schools in 2019.  Check out all the key dates you should be putting in your diary / calendar / app / noticeboard for 2019:

By |2019-02-19T09:57:38+10:00February 19th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

2019 HPV, EEV and TRYathlon Specifications Released

New year, new rules! After publishing a set of draft rule changes under consideration last year, our Lead Scrutineers Michael McTigue and Tim White have gathered feedback, deliberated, discussed and now finalised the 2019 Energy Breakthrough Vehicle Specifications and Trial Regulations for HPV, EEV and TRYathlon teams.

By |2019-02-19T11:12:11+10:00February 19th, 2019|HPV, Hybrids, Team Manager Info|0 Comments

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+10:00February 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+10:00December 20th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Dates Confirmed – Lock in 20 – 24 Nov 2019

Re-live all the action with our EBTV18 Video Collection

Well, the 2018 Energy Breakthrough may have come to an end - BUT let us help you re-live those moments with our EBTV video collection!

By |2018-12-07T12:57:32+10:00December 7th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy, Video|Comments Off on Re-live all the action with our EBTV18 Video Collection