A TEAM of Bendigo Senior Secondary College students pedalled their way to victory in the senior secondary category of the Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge last month.
Team “Gunna have a bad time” came fourth overall in the largest 24-hour human-powered vehicle race in the world.
Team, “Munster” – also from Bendigo Senior Secondary College – came fifth in the senior secondary category and 16th overall.
The school also won the Design and Construction and Best Presented awards.
The teams of 11 took two turns at cycling around the circuit in stints ranging from 30 minutes to under three hours.
BSSC competition vehicle coordinator Daryl King said the students’ vehicle design impressed many of the other teams and judges. “Many of the other teams’ vehicles are no longer designed and constructed by students, so it is impressive that our students perform so well against professionally-built vehicles,” he said.
Year 11 student Chris Hamilton was part of the winning Senior Secondary category team and said they had put in many of hours of work in and out of class. “It was really good, especially after all the effort we put in,” he said.
“It was great to race in such a good competition. Also the team aspect was really good.”
Bendigo Senior Secondary College students are hoping for more success at the next competition in Maryborough in November.