‘Man of Steele’ wins Commonwealth Gold in Men’s Road Race with a broken back

Past Energy Breakthrough participant, Steele Von Hoff, has sprinted to victory in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Men's Cycling Road Race! This extraordinary feat is even more amazing given it was just seven weeks ago that Steele broke four vertebrae in a training event. His recovery was sped up by cycling on a human powered vehicle (HPV) at his home in Mornington as the position was highly supportive for his fragile back and neck. Channel 7 interviewer, Sam Lane, nicknamed him the 'Man of Steele' for his heroic effort on Saturday on the Gold Coast.

By | 2018-04-16T17:16:43+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Alumni, Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Jake Stevens – From RACV EB to La Trobe Uni to Nitro

Jake ‘Cobba’ Stevens will be familiar to many in our RACV Energy Breakthrough community from our wildly popular EBTV video series. But what is less well known is that Jake was previously an RACV EB participant himself. Between school and EBTV he spent a formative time studying Journalism at La Trobe University, a proud partner of the RACV EB program. Jake is about to cover the World Athletics Championships on behalf of Athletics Australia. We caught up with him just before it kicked off...

By | 2017-08-04T12:32:08+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Alumni|1 Comment

Inside Woodleigh School’s success at the RACV EB

Not many schools achieve back-to-back success in Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) events. So, we caught up with their Team Manager and RACV EB Alumni Jono Keane to find out more about their approach. Whilst they were pipped for line honours by Energy Efficient Vehicles on both occasions - first by Rode RAGE (2015) and then by Ormeau State High School (2016) - there was still plenty for the Woodleigh team to be proud of as we discovered...

By | 2017-02-23T23:16:12+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Alumni, Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Inside Woodleigh School’s success at the RACV EB