THREE Orange schools joined forces in a bid to attract a human powered vehicle (HPV) race to Orange, New South Wales that could inject millions of dollars into the Orange community.
The ambitious bid is being led by Kinross Wolaroi School, James Sheahan
and the Canobolas Rural Technology High School.
Kinross Wolaroi School students participate in a similar event in Murray
Bridge each year and would model Orange’s event.
According to Mr de Bruyn of Kinross HS, "it’s a great community event which encourages students and develops skills in engineering, design and construction, as well as fitness benefits because each car is powered only
by leg power."
In 2016, CCCW invited the HPV Team to partake in the Orange Youth Challenge event as part of the Orange Youth Arts Festival.
The UniSA Australian HPV Super Series is staged by Australian International Pedal Prix Inc. and is a competition where teams race Human Powered Vehicles (HPV’s) on a closed controlled circuit. The 2018 Series consists of 6 Rounds, 5 staged in South Australia and 1 in Busselton WA.
In 2018 the Mt Gambier race will be an 8 hour event while the Loxton, Adelaide and Busselton Series Rounds will be 6 hour events. The 24 hour race in Murray Bridge is acknowledged as the biggest (and best!) HPV race in the world. It attracts 200 teams made up of more than 3,000 riders and spectator numbers in the thousands.
As naming rights sponsor of the Series the University of South Australia has recognised that the Series encapsulates many of their core values around education, the development of sustainable communities, healthy lifestyles, communication and teamwork, and research and innovation.