An exciting exhibition of pedal power

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The Dimboola Recreation Reserve is once again set to come alive with the thrill of Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) exhibition racing at the second annual Dimboola HPV Expo on Sunday, August 5.

Hindmarsh Shire Council, with assistance from Holy Trinity Lutheran College Horsham, is hosting HPV teams from as far as Mt Gambier, Millicent and Ballarat in what is the only event of its 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.  

The six-hour HPV ‘expo’ demonstration will start with a parade lap at 9:55am and conclude at 4pm on Sunday, August 5.

Other youth-focused activities are being planned for the day and updates will be posted on the Visit Hindmarsh Facebook page: www.facebook.com/visithindmarsh/

Spectator entry is free. Car parking access is via Park Street, Dimboola.

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 the day before so it is likely access to the Dimboola Recreation Reserve will be restricted from Saturday, August 4 as well.

Looking for a day out with a difference? Check out the Dimboola HPV Expo.