2017 Dates: Sunday 31st July Victoria Park : Saturday 24 Sunday 25th September Murray Bridge
History : 2009 saw our
first entry in Pedal Prix
On Sunday 24th May a number of families attended the Pedal Prix at Victoria Park to learn more about the event.
Our first event as a team was Sunday 26th July at Victoria Park.
We had 13 riders and we began physical training on Thursday 28th May 2009.
While 13 riders is enough for the event at Victoria Park, we needed to increase our number to 20 before the 2 day event at Murray Bridge in September.
PEDAL PRIX HAS NOW BECOME PART OF THE EAST PARA PS CALENDAR
Our student riders are involved in
J preparing the vehicle for race day
J learning how to make repairs ie. punctures
J redesigning 'stand alone bikes' for training
J dismantling old bikes for spare parts
We thank Keith Sharplin, our grounds person, who is leading the program plus having a 'hands on' role in all other aspects.
The costs in involving our students in
this event are many and varied and include:
J cost of the vehicle
J spare parts
J entry into the events
J food and drinks
J hire of equipment on event days
J etc. etc.
Companies and individuals
who donate money will be acknowledged:
J on the pedal prix car
J through the newsletter
J hopefully in the press
The Pedal Prix is also featured on television news. Companies that make a significant donation may want to have the car at their worksites as a promotion following our September event.
If we are able to secure a major sponsor we would be able to use their company colours for the car and prominently feature their name on it.
We thank Francis Bedford, MP for Florey,
for the first donation of $100.00 to our project. If you are willing to
sponsor our project or know of companies who will, please contact our
principal, Ros Frost on 8264 3944.
For the event in September at Murray Bridge, we need items such as:
J portable toilet
J gas heaters with bottles
J large generator
J fluro lights
If you are able to help us, please let us know.
We are currently building better vehicles to compete in the years to
MURRAY BRIDGE EVENT - 24 hours
Entrance is $10-00.
If you have never been to the event at Murray Bridge it is simply amazing and well worth the effort. There are thousands of tents, caravans, camper trailers and many schools hire moored house boats. There are all varieties of food and drink stalls and shower blocks for the teams.
We will publish our ‘Pit Number’ each year in the newsletter so if you decide to take a look you can find us.