19 St Joe's students took turns to pedal the school's bikes along the track in Loxton

On May 6 St Joseph’s School participated in the Loxton Pedal Prix for the very first time.

St Joe’s had 19 eager young riders many of whom had never participated in a formal race before.

The school entered its two newest bikes, “the Spirit” and “St. Joseph” and the students ranged from years 5, 6 and 7.

They had been training hard on weekends to prepare themselves for the big race and were excited for the chance to represent their school.

The riders formed a great team bond; they all supported each other and worked well during the day providing assistance and encouragement to one another.

The team was led by St Joe’s teacher Prue Boland and supported by the three team managers, Leigh Brannen, Andrew McDonald and Brendan Ratzmer.

It was fantastic to see all the rider’s parents there to support and encourage their children and help out in the pits. The Loxton Race commenced at 10am and went for 6 hours non-stop concluding at 4pm.

All of the riders put in a valiant effort riding the 1.3 kilometre street circuit several times.

St Joe’s competed against 100 other competitors, all from many different categories, and they managed to complete 78 laps in “The Spirt” and 75 laps in “St Joseph”.

It was a fantastic day for the riders, parents and the school.