Unity College are all ready to race


READY TO GO: The team from Unity College (from left) Cooper Laube, Lily Miegel, Lochlan Gotch, Jai Fielke and Alicia Koop.
READY TO GO: The team from Unity College (from left) Cooper Laube, Lily Miegel, Lochlan Gotch, Jai Fielke and Alicia Koop.

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After months of preparations, the Unity College Pedal Prix team is ready to race at the Australian International Pedal Prix 24 hour event.

Under the team motto of strength in Unity, over 70 students from years six to 12 will participate, racing five bikes. Years six and seven will ride Belistic and Unbelievable, the under 16s will ride Spring-Loaded and Bunyip while the under 18s will ride Sylvester.

The 2017 season has seen some of the school’s best results from over 15 years of involvement, with ‘Bunyip’ currently equal second overall in category two of the Australian HPV Super Series.

Their excellent results have seen top three finishes at the two Adelaide six-hour events and a first at the six-hour event in Loxton earlier this year. An overall top three finish is in sight with a firm showing at the Murray Bridge race.

Pedal Prix at Unity College is a real community event, with students, staff, parents, siblings and grandparents supporting the riders with camping, catering, mechanics, marshalling and lap timing.

Technology also plays a big part with each bike fitted with equipment including GPS tracking, two-way radios and lap timers so the students can monitor their own speed. Pedal Prix at Unity College encourages team work and community spirit while also developing skills in leadership, commitment, personal fitness and health.

The school would like to thank all of their generous sponsors for their support.

This advertising feature has been sponsored by Unity College and Daish Irrigation.