About Nigel Preston

Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the RACV Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the RACV EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the RACV EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing).

Jake Stevens – From RACV EB to La Trobe Uni to Nitro

Jake ‘Cobba’ Stevens will be familiar to many in our RACV Energy Breakthrough community from our wildly popular EBTV video series. But what is less well known is that Jake was previously an RACV EB participant himself. Between school and EBTV he spent a formative time studying Journalism at La Trobe University, a proud partner of the RACV EB program. Jake is about to cover the World Athletics Championships on behalf of Athletics Australia. We caught up with him just before it kicked off...

By | 2017-08-04T12:32:08+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Alumni|1 Comment

Queensland Raiders: Ormeau Woods State High School

Following up our recent feature on the Woodleigh School, we've turned the spotlight on the untouchable Queensland team from Ormeau Woods State High School. They swept all before them in a smooth and fast display to take line honours with their pedal and electric powered Energy Efficient Vehicle.

By | 2017-03-28T00:22:08+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy, Team Story|1 Comment

Girton Grammar students take on the Shell Eco-Marathon in Singapore

Whilst our teams this week in Australia have been racing to get their entries in as quickly as possible, the Girton Racing Team from Bendigo is in Singapore taking on a very different type of challenge. They're in Singapore for the Shell Eco-Marathon (Asia) and are aiming to cover 900km their vehicle with just one litre of petrol.

By | 2017-03-16T23:17:38+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy, Team Story|Comments Off on Girton Grammar students take on the Shell Eco-Marathon in Singapore

Inside Woodleigh School’s success at the RACV EB

Not many schools achieve back-to-back success in Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) events. So, we caught up with their Team Manager and RACV EB Alumni Jono Keane to find out more about their approach. Whilst they were pipped for line honours by Energy Efficient Vehicles on both occasions - first by Rode RAGE (2015) and then by Ormeau State High School (2016) - there was still plenty for the Woodleigh team to be proud of as we discovered...

By | 2017-02-23T23:16:12+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Alumni, Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Inside Woodleigh School’s success at the RACV EB

Schools in the media! (local and social)

We're getting pretty excited here in Maryborough - the home of the RACV Energy Breakthrough - and are looking forward to welcoming you. We've noticed though, that our schools and teams have been getting pretty excited themselves and sharing this excitement with their local media and through social media.

By | 2016-12-19T14:21:27+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Generally Newsworthy|1 Comment

WHO. WHAT. WHERE – Schools Information Kits

The 2016 School's Information Kits are ready for download and are packed full of all the final details teams will need to know for this year’s event. It's got all of the who, what and where details that you need to know. PLUS we've added a new online feature under the hood as part of our new website, too: a personalised online assessment schedule for each school.

By | 2016-12-19T14:21:29+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Team Manager Info|Comments Off on WHO. WHAT. WHERE – Schools Information Kits

Meet Sam and Chris – the winners of our Survey competition

Earlier this year, we opened a survey calling for past participants, teachers and team managers to share their Energy Breakthrough experience with us via a survey. (That call for stories is still open, by the way, with our past participant survey and past school leader surveys are still taking responses). As part of the call out, two RACV Accommodation Vouchers valued at $250 each were offered as prizes for submissions received before 30 September. So, drumroll please! The winners of our Survey competition are …

By | 2016-12-19T14:21:29+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Meet Sam and Chris – the winners of our Survey competition