WIN News Bendigo visited the 2018 Energy Breakthrough to catch-up with some students, teachers and team managers to find out how much effort goes into preparing for the big event!
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.
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.
Our second official day of the 2018 Energy Breakthrough saw our newly named VicRoads Track come alive with our Pushcart Teams taking to the track for their Endurance Event. But ... it was midday that everyone on the VicRoads Track was waiting for. With the assembly grid all ready, the minute the Australian flag dropped - they were off and racing!
Bridge Builders Youth Organisation held Round 3 of the 2016 Victorian HPV Series at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South on Sunday, April 24th. 46 teams for 6 hours rode the short and sharp 800m track in dry conditions and battled it out.
51 teams from across the state of South Australia and Victoria ventured to the city of Mt Gambier in the state's southeast for the inaugural event; the 2016 season opener of the Australian International Pedal Prix series
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of March saw Round 2 of Jet Couriers Victorian HPV Series head down to the Bass Coast in Wonthaggi in the ultimate test of endurance. Teams raced against the clock for 24 hours completing laps around the 1.4 kilometre street circuit in all weather conditions in order to collect points for the overall race and series win.
Last Saturday the 27th of February saw 82 teams’ head to Melbourne’s South-eastern suburbs for the first round of the 2016 Jet Couriers Victorian HPV Series held at Casey Fields in Cranbourne. A 6-hour trial saw tight finishes across many of the categories but here are the race winners:
Congratulations to everyone – win, lose or draw in this year’s 25th RACV Energy Breakthrough. You survived some very hot and dry weather, but all persevered in the spirit of the event! Find your final Daily Wrap and Provisional results by reading this article.