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Dimboola Human Powered Vehicle ‘expo’ this weekend | Video

Article Category  Dimboola Courier > Sport
Date Published  Tuesday, July 11 2017
Author  Hindmarsh Shire Council and Dimboola Courier

Dimboola Human Powered Vehicle ‘expo’ this weekend | Video
The Dimboola Recreation Reserve is set to come alive with the thrill of Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) exhibition racing next Sunday.

Hindmarsh Shire Council, with assistance from Holy Trinity Lutheran School Horsham, is hosting HPV teams from as far as Mt. Gambier, Millicent and Ballarat in what is the first event of this type in Western Victoria.

HPVs, and the battery assisted Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) are recumbent bicycles specifically modified for race events. Organised race events began in Australia in the mid-1980s and there are currently eleven races held annually across Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor, Cr Debra Nelson said “We are excited to host the first Human Powered Vehicle ‘expo’ in Western Victoria. Dimboola is ideally located to hold such events being half-way between Adelaide and Melbourne, and it is pleasing to see support from both Victorian and South Australian teams.”

Cr Nelson continued “The HPV ‘expo’ will provide an opportunity for people from the local region to experience the sport, and promote the Dimboola Recreation Reserve as a potential site for future major race events.”

The demonstration 6 hour HPV ‘expo’ will start with a parade lap at 9.55am and conclude at 4.00pm. Spectator entry is free, with car parking access via Park Street.

Apart from the Park Street entrance, all vehicle entrances into the Dimboola Recreation Reserve will be closed from early Sunday morning until after the event concludes late in the afternoon.

Preparation for the event will take place on Saturday 15 July so it is likely that access to the Dimboola Recreation Reserve will be restricted from Saturday as well.

Two successful trials were held earlier this year to test the suitability of the Recreation Reserve course with members of the Rode RAGE and Holy Trinity Lutheran School teams taking part.

HPV action at the Dimboola Recreation Reserve in February this year.

In September 2017, it will be 100 years since the sons of Edwin and Polly were killed in the First World War, only 4 days apart.

To commemorate this event, on Sunday 24th of September 2017, a service will be held at the Dimboola Cemetery.

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