The departure of our naming rights partner, the RACV, has presented the Energy Breakthrough with many changes and opportunities. One of the key roles that the RACV team performed was the development and implementation of the technical specifications of the human powered (HPV) and energy efficient vehicles (EEV). Today, we are pleased to introduce to you our two new Lead Scrutineers: Michael McTigue (pictured left) and Tim White (pictured right).
345 teams from 153 schools. Phew! It's shaping up to be a very BUSY year in schools across Victoria and beyond as they prepare for the 2018 Energy Breakthrough on 21 - 25 November, 2018 in Maryborough, Victoria and we've just published our 2018 Entry Lists.
On December 22, 2017, professional cyclist Jason Lowndes was killed after being struck by a car whilst training near Mandurang, just outside of Bendigo. Now, with the support of the Lowndes family, the Bendigo Cycling Network is organising a Ride of Silence on Saturday 19th May 2018 to bring collective attention to road safety.
After 26 years, the RACV has decided to withdraw from the Energy Breakthrough. The Energy Breakthrough will continue in 2018 and beyond. The Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) and the Country Education Partnership (CEP) are proud of the Energy Breakthrough and how it has evolved with the support of the RACV. The CGSC and the CEP remain committed to this outstanding education program and look forward to the next phase of its development.
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.
We have 'liftoff' for the third and final day of Entry Week 2018. Today, entries open at 8am for teams interested in entering an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV), Try-athlon, Pushcarts or ‘Innovations In Technology’ this year's RACV Energy Breakthrough!
With entries for the 2018 RACV Energy Breakthrough opening in less than 24 hours, and that you've settled down from your long weekend antics, we thought it was about time to release the EB bible for 2018.
Welcome to the beginning of the 2018 RACV Energy Breakthrough period, with entries opening in less than 13 days, it's time to listen up! As the RACV Energy Breakthrough continues to grow, we are expecting the 2018 event to be bigger and better than ever in schools, entries, participants, learning and excitement.
Team RACVEB was well represented at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay with Laurie Preston (Display and Presentation) and Martin Mark (Local Planning and Logistics) passing the baton to one another over in Bendigo. Congrats guys!
Welcome to 2018! We hope you've survived the Summer (boy that was a hot one) and you're probably all returning back to school bursting with energy for the new year. Here's what we know so far about in RACV EB 2018 ...
22 - 25 November 2018 are the confirmed dates for the 28th RACV Energy Breakthrough to be held in Maryborough, Victoria. We'd like to take a moment to thank our three partner organisations: the RACV, the Central Goldfields Shire Council and the Country Education Partnership for their continued support that enables this unique and powerful event to carry on into year 28! While we've got your attention, please put your hands together for our sponsors, the Department of Education and Training, VicRoads, Cyient, La Trobe University, True Foods and Central Highlands Water. They have been awesome and it's cliche but it's true: We really couldn't do this without them. Entries will open in March 2018.
Over the past 27 years, we've seen many different way teams celebrate the achievements and milestones they reach at the Energy Breakthrough on Sunday afternoon. And 2017 was no different! After NINE years of participation, Year 12 student David Somers decided to celebrate his final stint at Maryborough Dan Riccardo-style: with a water-filled 'shoey'!
From Trial positions 4th and 26th in 2016 to 1st and 2nd in 2017, White Hills Primary School's leap up the order has been remarkable. They are the first school to go 1-2 in a Trial since South Australian powerhouse Aberfoyle Hub PS way back in 2001. We caught up with Team Manager, Roger Byron, to hear how his students pulled it off during a highly competitive Trial and also ask him about missing out on 'Overall' Class honours.
Meet Frenoi from Haileybury College, he helped keep the vehicle on track for the whole 14 hours; and he's joined by Casper was the fastest rider for their team and got to cross the finish line, too. Produced by Jake Stevens
Those who build it, ride it. It's a simple philosophy, but it's worked for Ian Maud and his students at St Paul's Anglican Grammar School in Warragul over his 25 year involvement in the RACV Energy Breakthrough. "They're not always the fastest vehicle, but that's the focus of what we do. The riding and trial is the icing on the cake." ~ Ian Maud
Jake catches up with Sophie and Izzie from the famous Carisbrook Redbacks at the conclusion of the Primary HPV Endurance trial.
Relive some of the scenes from the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough Secondary HPV and EEV Trial, where 111 teams rode through all four seasons over 24 hours. Produced by Harry Mustey, Jaydon Flynn and Ty Hall.