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).

2018 Event Dates Confirmed

22 - 25 November 2018 are the confirmed dates for the 28th RACV Energy Breakthrough to be held in Maryborough, Victoria.  We'd like to take a moment to thank our three partner organisations: the RACV, the Central Goldfields Shire Council and the Country Education Partnership for their continued support that enables this unique and powerful event to carry on into year 28! While we've got your attention, please put your hands together for our sponsors, the Department of Education and Training, VicRoads, Cyient, La Trobe University, True Foods and Central Highlands Water. They have been awesome and it's cliche but it's true: We really couldn't do this without them. Entries will open in March 2018.

By | 2017-12-27T01:22:28+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

White Hills PS wows with one-two finish in the HPV Primary Trial

From Trial positions 4th and 26th in 2016 to 1st and 2nd in 2017, White Hills Primary School's leap up the order has been remarkable. They are the first school to go 1-2 in a Trial since South Australian powerhouse Aberfoyle Hub PS way back in 2001. We caught up with Team Manager, Roger Byron, to hear how his students pulled it off during a highly competitive Trial and also ask him about missing out on 'Overall' Class honours.

By | 2017-12-10T22:18:17+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Girton Grammar School’s solar-powered ‘Xception’ – the first ever pedal-free 24 hour Trial winner

Girton Grammar School's 'Xception' is the first team t [...]

By | 2017-11-28T19:47:38+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|1 Comment

2017 HPV Secondary, EEV & TRYathlon Practice Session Results

After a busy day for the HPV Secondary, TRYathlon and EEV teams, they finally got the chance to hit the track and stretch their legs for their Friday night practice sessions. Looking for results? Go no further, we've got 'em here.

By | 2017-11-24T23:37:00+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Results|0 Comments

NEW Individual rider lap timing on offer for HPV Secondary & EEV Teams

Yes, you heard right. Individual riders will be able to have their lap times automatically attributed to them during the HPV Secondary & EEV Practice and 24 Hour Trial. We've partnered with our friends and race timing experts, Multisport Australia to deliver this new opportunity to dig into your team's data.

By | 2017-11-22T15:03:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Cyient TRYathlon: Ready to rock, rumble and ride!

The obstacles and challenges are ready for the 56 teams entered in the Cyient TRYathlon to rock, rumble and ride. Quick pit stops, fast acceleration, and smooth handling are key to success in the Time Trial and the Obstacle Rally, whilst the 8 Hour Endurance Trial on the CFA Track is a chance to really stretch the riders' legs. Here we take a quick look at this year's Obstacles and which event is happening where.

By | 2017-11-22T11:38:13+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Centralian Senior College Clontarf Academy : Our first ever team from the N.T

It’s 1,500 kilometres from Alice Springs to Maryborough, but it’s just another step on a bigger journey for Centralian Senior College Clontarf Academy team - the first ever team from the Northern Territory to participate in the RACV Energy Breakthrough. Their Team Manager, James McNamee, has quite a history with the event, too.

By | 2017-11-15T17:18:46+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy, Team Story|1 Comment

Recap: Display, Design & Trial Preparation Workshop

Over 250 students from 16 schools came together at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for a free preparation workshop on 27 October 2017, supported by CYIENT. Check out the photos, learning resources and get a touch of the buzz enjoyed of the day.

By | 2017-10-31T23:11:39+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Preparation|0 Comments