Team has pedal to the metal

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times
Team Busselton will compete in the six-hour Pedal Prix this month.
Camera IconTeam Busselton will compete in the six-hour Pedal Prix this month. Credit: Supplied

Teams from across Australia are preparing their velomobiles for Busselton’s Act-Belong-Commit Pedal Prix on Sunday, August 19.

A record number of entrants will participate this year, with about 53 teams set to race for six hours straight around enclosed circuits along the Busselton foreshore.

While the event is not new to Busselton, it will run as part of the Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series for the first time.

Professionals, school students, university students and local teams will take to the circuit, with some entering for fun and others looking to gain important championship series points.

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Team Busselton manager Shelly Rourke, who has participated in the event since 2014, said the race was a great opportunity to keep children physically and mentally active.

“The kids build the trikes themselves and do all the maintenance and repairs,” she said.

Ms Rourke said it was also a great opportunity for her team to hone the skills needed to compete in the 24-hour event at Murray Bridge in Adelaide in September.

The pedal prix will run from 10am-4pm on the day.

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