Catholic Education South Australia

Pedal Prix

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.
For more information on our involvement with the Pedal Prix or to find out how to join a team, please contact Mr Colin Ginn on 8392 9517 or

24 Hour Murray Bridge Race

Written by Roman, Year 8

Over 200 school teams competed alongside each other in the ultimate test, the 24-hour race! The 1.7km track comprised of bends, turns and hills - and all the teams gave it 110%. However, the team who came home with the win was Barking Mad from Mount Barker High School. The Cardijn trike Genisus, managed 473 laps while Southern blue completed 361 laps! A solid effort from both teams. The race went through the night where it started to really drop in temperature. The riders of the two teams put the pedal to the metal in this final race of the year, some riders even clocking in up to an hour of race time! It’s not every day a young group of scholars pedal individually for one whole hour in a trike!

Congratulations to all the 200 teams. A special thank you to Mr Ginn for making Pedal Prix possible for Cardijn College, Mr Hards for helping fundraise, the team managers and catering staff and all other parents and helpers as the races wouldn’t be possible without your help. Also special thanks to our sponsors, Fleurieu Embroidery, Down South Auto Repairs and Kennard’s Hire. Another successful accomplishment everyone can be proud of!
Until the next race!  


Ready Set Pedal!

Written by Roman, Year 8


On 17th of June, Cardijn College competed in an exhausting 6-hour race. The two teams consisted of students from different year levels cooperating to achieve greatness. The two teams (Southern Blue and Genesis) pushed hard, worked hard and pedalled even faster!

Southern Blue ranked 102nd (out of 150) and Genesis amazingly finished the race in eighth! Fantastic results from both teams.

The race was at Victoria Park racecourse starting at 10am with the first driver, Blake behind the Genesis trike (pictured). On this racecourse is a corner called 'crash corner', it is known for its immense amount of crashes! Both the Cardijn trikes unfortunately crashed! This crash was big as more than 50 cars were involved or damaged.

Our cheer squad was in full effect with sideline cheers and encouragement coming from everyone, even some furry friends! Both trikes performed extremely well, throughout the day! Working hard and pedalling even harder to the finish line putting in a fantastic effort and brilliant results!

Stay tuned until the next race!  

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Race 2 Loxton



Congratulations to the Pedal Prix Genesis team who finished 3rd in their category in Race 2 at Loxton. The team has been training hard for the 2017 Pedal Prix season and this is a great start to a very competitive competition in the senior secondary category. Congratulations to Ronan Jones (11FA) who pushed Genesis to record the fastest lap.

Well done!