Valley View Secondary School

Pedal Prix

Pedal Prix is a personal development and community engagement program that is offered to students in year 8 through to year 12. Pedal Prix racing is a competition where teams of up to 12 students, race 3 wheeled recumbent trikes against students from other schools. The aim is to complete as many laps as possible, of a race track, within the allocated time period. Students have the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience in; Physical Fitness, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Technology, teamwork, resilience and collaboration. Valley View Secondary School competes in the Uni SA HPV Super Series, which involves 3 races throughout the year. Two races are 6 hours in length and the final race is a 24 hours on a street circuit in Murray Bridge.

At Valley View Secondary School there are many ways to become involved in Pedal Prix which include:

  • The business and management side of the program, including sponsorship and data management.
  • Pit crew and vehicle tuning, maintenance during races but also vehicle repair after races
  • Driving the vehicle which involves physical conditioning, fitness recording and developing good vehicle control in race conditions.
  • Community involvement is also a vital component of our team. Parents, staff, community members and old scholars all play important roles
  • Valley View Secondary School first entered Pedal Prix in 2016 with team manager, Danielle Fattori establishing the “Viper racing team” with a highly motivated group of support staff and students.