The Australian International Pedal Prix was established by UniSA in 1985 and is a competition where teams race in Human Powered Vehicles or HPV’s for a set period of time on a controlled closed circuit.
From humble beginnings starting with only a few vehicles, the Pedal Prix competition has grown to in excess of 200 teams and over 3000 riders from private, independent and state schools from multiple mainland states and is now live streamed worldwide as well as televised on national television during prime time news segments. During the season there are four main races that are held in South Australia.
1. Loxton 6-hour race
2. Mt Gambier 8-hour race
3. Victoria Park, Adelaide, 6-hour race
4. Murray Bridge, South Australia, 24-hour race
Cardijn College is in the process of developing a highly competitive Pedal Prix program and we currently have two Pedal Prix teams - Genesis and Southern Blue. We are looking to increase the size of our program to three teams in 2018.
The proposed teams include:
All girls team - The Pedal Prix association is seeking and promoting all girls teams to promote the sport. At Cardijn it has been a predominantly male sport. The female team would be the inaugural all girls team at Cardijn College. (Up to 12 riders)
All boys team - This team would consist of riders that enjoy the sport who are working on their level of fitness to compete at the elite level. This team would be suitable for any level of fitness. (Up to 12 riders)
Open Category 4 Team - This team is different to the other teams as it encompasses both male and female riders. This team also allows our current top level riders as well as past students, parents, staff and close associates of Cardijn to race as one team. (Up to 10 riders) As it is an Open Cat 4 Community team, the age limit for this team is from 13 years and above.
Cardijn College has competed in the competition for approximately 12 years and in recent times our senior team has continued to improve to the point of finishing 2nd in their category in the 6-hour race and 4th in their category in the 24-hour race.
Pedal Prix supports many core values of education that includes, the development of sustainable communities, healthy lifestyles, communication and teamwork, and research and innovation. It is a sport for all ages and all abilities.
To join a Pedal Prix team, please download the consent form
and return it with your payment information to the Finance Office.