advice on coronavirus (covid-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus originating from Hubei Province, China. Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia and people may experience fever, flu-like symptoms or shortness of breath. In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are those who have recently been in mainland China, Italy or Iran or have been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of coronavirus.

COVID-19 is increasingly impacting on the global community and is a rapidly evolving issue.

There is a risk of transmission of infections in large gathering and sporting environments, therefore any participant who is currently suffering from any flu-like symptoms or is feeling unwell, regardless of their recent travel, should refrain from attending events.

The situation is changing on a daily basis, and it is important that the community follows current Australian Government advice. Click here for further details. The website also contains general advice regarding COVID-19. All individual must follow advice and restrictions relating to isolation following travel or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. Any individual who is subject to the outlined travel restrictions or has been in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case should not attend any AIPP event or related activity for 14 days following travel or contact.

The AIS website is regularly updated with advice on the impact of coronavirus on sporting activity. There is not currently any advice recommending that Australians should refrain from attending sporting events, however everyone is strongly advised to stay up to date with the Department of Health advice.

The best way to prevent the spread of infections such as COVID-19 is to practice good hygiene, including:

Hand Hygiene

Washing your hands often with soap and water, for 20 seconds, and/or using an alcohol-based hand rub

Using a tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

Avoiding close contact with others including personal greetings, such as touching, handshakes, kisses, and hugs. Fist bumps are appropriate.

AIPP will endeavour to ensure facilities are well stocked with sanitiser and hand soap. We advise all individuals to have their own hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes for wiping down communal surfaces after use.

Food Consumption and food preparation

We know that athletes, coaches and spectators will be preparing and consuming food and drink throughout the Mt Gambier 8-Hour Event. It is extremely important to maintain strong hygiene standards both when preparing and consuming food.

This includes, but is not limited to, sanitising hands prior to and after preparing food, wearing gloves (on sanitised hands) when preparing food for others’ consumption, ensuring hands and surfaces are all well sanitised prior to preparation and consumption and also post consumption and preparation. Water bottles should be cleaned frequently with hot, soapy water. There should be no of sharing water bottles.

AIPP recommends that all Teams, Supporters, Participants and Volunteers follow the most up to date advice issued by the Australian Government and any additional advice issued by their State Government.

ISSUED: 12 March 2020

Loxton ready to race!

South Australia’s Riverland town of Loxton is forecast to turn on the sunshine, and the
racing, for Round 2 of the UniSA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series this
More than 120 sleek HPVs and thousands of riders, team staff and supporters will converge
on the rural centre where the main street forms part of the demanding circuit.
“Loxton is a place we really enjoy bringing the event to. It consistently provides exciting
racing, teams find it both challenging and rewarding, and when combined with the
tremendous local business and community support, the package is all there,” stated
Chairman of the Series, Andrew McLachlan.
The town based track provides technically challenging components, long fast downhill
sections, its’ share of climbing and all in a welcoming community atmosphere. “It is a
popular draw card for locals and visitors alike,” added McLachlan.
Wattle Racing’s Ironbark heads into Round 2 in the overall series lead after taking the win
at Round 1 in Mt Gambier by 53 secs ahead of Team Relentless’ Trump Trumps, a close
result after 8 hours of racing!
The 6 Hour race will be waved away by Loxton Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award
winner for 2019, Lorraine Fielke, at 10am on Sunday the 5th of May.
The event would not be possible without the tremendous and ongoing support of the Loxton
Waikerie Council, the Loxton Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Information Centre and the
local business community.
Event Details
 Scrutineering
o Saturday May 04, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Loxton CBD
 Race Day
o Sunday May 05 – Loxton CBD
o Start/Finish Times – 10:00am to 4:00pm (6 hours)
 Circuit
o Name & Location – Loxton Street Circuit, Loxton, SA
o Length – 1.4km
o Track Data – 7 corners, clockwise running
 Admission
o Free

speed records are broken

Over the Easter break some of Australia’s fastest trike riders took to the Ford Proving Grounds in Lara, Victoria to push themselves to the limit in search of absolute speed. Many of the riders, designers and support personnel have had a connection to Pedal Prix racing across South Australia and Victoria over the past 30 years. At the centre of this search for speed is Tim Corbett who has ridden and designed many record-breaking trikes including his current machine dubbed the “Phantom Mini-T”. Over the course of the weekend athletes Kyle Lierich and Tim Marquardt among others piloted the trike in a multitude of record attempts, with outstanding success.

A person who has always had a love for racing trikes Kyle Lierich mentioned how “they always gave me so much purpose, enjoyment with friends and simply I love going fast!”. The weekend saw Kyle do battle with his own 1hr and 6hr Trike Speed Records (set separately in 2016 & 2018), his preparation is comparable to that of a marathon runner aiming to compete in a marathon and a 5km sprint in the same weekend, an improbable task.

Saturday was set for the 6 hr attempt, starting later than expected at 8:00am it heated up quickly, outside temperatures soon reached 30 degrees with internal trike temperatures soaring much higher. Kyle managed to average 63.95km/h to break his own record by 8km, setting a 387km World Record (still to be ratified).

Fantastic conditions on the Sunday with low wind, no cloud and warm air temperatures saw Tim Marquardt test out the “Mini-T”. Amazingly he fitted with his head firmly wedged against the roof, he was ready to see what he and the trike is capable of. Tim recalled that “by the end of lap 1, I’d managed to get up to 80kmh on the long ever so slightly downhill straight… Holy cow, this was going to be quick. Many successive laps under 4 minutes made me realise I was in track for a 72+km run.” Averaging 90% of his max HR he cranked out a 73.05km in an hour, a staggering performance and a new Masters Record (Pending Ratification).

A flying 200 attempt which is a max speed run saw Kyle set a World Record Multi Track speed of 94.5km/h, before he jumped in for the hour attempt later in the afternoon. Setting a quick pace early Kyle said “I had the ride of a lifetime, and somehow my legs performed really well. In the hour record, you start from a standing start, so getting up to speed is very important. By about 3mins, I was north of 80km/h, and each lap I was averaging about 83km/h. I ended up smashing a new record – setting 81.63km in one hour”. All records are currently pending final ratification before being official.

An amazing weekend of achievements, of which we have only highlighted a few. Tim Corbett must be thanked for his dedication, and passion to developing such an incredible speed machine.

If you would like to find out more about the speed record attempts have a chat to Kyle at any Pedal Prix event where he continues to race for Team Relentless or to Tim Marquardt who can often be found behind the desk at the Trisled tent.

See below for a full list of provisional results from the weekend.

Unfaired Flying 200:

Dome Deli – 46.59 (possible new OzHPV record)

Charles E.B – 50.tbc (possible new OzHPV record)

Faired Flying 200

Kyle Lierich phantom Mini-T – 94.56 km/hr (possible new OzHPV record)

Dome Deli – Phantom Mini-T – 86.06 km/hr (PB)

Nick Chau – Phantom Mini-T – 80.tbc km/hr (PB)

Charles E.B – Phantom Mini-T – 79.30 km/hr

Alistair – Monash – V2 – 75.46 km/hr (PB)

Gareth Hanks & Charles E.B – Twin hawk tandem- 66.39 km/hr (possible new OzHPV record)

One Hour

Kyle Lierich – Phantom Mini-T – 81.63km (possible new W/R)

Tim Marquardt – Phantom Mini-T – 73.05km (possible new W/R)

Gareth Hanks – Aquilla – 52.61km

Dome Deli – Aquila – 48.30km

Charles E.B – Aquila – 47.53km

Nick Chau – Aquila – 42.37km

Ethan Connelly and Tim Marquardt – Twim Hawk tandem – 50.84km (possible new OzHPV record)

Alison and Tim Marquardt – Twin Hawk tandem – 49.49km (possible new OzHPV record and W/R)

Rachel Swain and Jonothan Keane – Twin Hawk tandem – 47.69km

Six hour

Kyle Lierich – Phantom Mini-T – 383.72km – 63.95 km/hr  (possible new W/R)


***This event is not run by the Australian International Pedal Prix or the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series***

2019 national vehicle specifications released

The 2019 Australian Human Powered Vehicle Racing Design & Construction Specifications have been released. Changes for 2019 have been kept to a minimum and are mostly clarifying items where there has been some ambiguity. The requirement for guarding on the return side of chain rings has been removed as has the reference to a slalom test at Scrutineering. Item 4.10.9 has been added to clarify the requirements for securing opening panels. 7.1.3 has been been simplified. Item 7.2.5 requiring waterproofing of warning devices has been removed. The new document can be downloaded at 2019 National Specifications

2019 series information released

The 2019 Series Information has been released. It contains details of events, categories and Series Rules and can be downloaded form the Team Manager page.

west beach parks sign on for 2019

Great news today with West Beach Parks (formerly Adelaide Shores) confirming their support of the 2019 UniSA Australian HPV Super Series. In addition to their support of the Series they are offering discounted accommodation to teams attending Rounds 3 and 4. Check out the details of the offer at the Adelaide race pages


2018 brand action super sprint

Round 4 of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series will be supported by the electrifying 2018 Brand Action Super Sprint on the Sunday 29 July at Victoria Park.

The Super Sprint is an evolving trial of alternative types of HPV racing and builds upon the successful 2017 edition.

The Australian International Pedal Prix and Brand Action hope that the Super Sprint will encapsulate the intensity and excitement of an endurance race into a short duration package, showcasing our sport.

This year two races will be held allowing the fastest female and male riders to show their speed and skill. The Super Sprint field is by invitation with teams nominating their most elite riders to take part in the 3 lap ALL or NOTHING format.

The unique format will highlight the advanced development Human Powered Vehicles have now reached with an innovative high speed, high action and close racing event.

“Short, fast, sprint racing is a future direction of our sport. It changes perceptions in a exciting format for riders and spectators” stated the Director of Trisled, Ben Goodall.

Riders from leading South Australian and Victorian HPV teams including Wattle Racing, Team Relentless (Trump Trikes), Peninsula Human Power, G-trikes/Road Rage, Fast Cats racing and more will fill the 16 spots in the Male Super Sprint and 12 in the Female Super Sprint. Reece Harris of Wattle Racing is back to defend his 2017 victory and better his 1.24.86 sec lap.

Each race of the Super Sprint will consist of  1 progressive speed lap and culminates with a two lap super sprint.

The event will start at 9:00am Sunday 29th July preceding the Schools 6-hour race.

Awards will be offered for the first vehicle to cross the finish line at the completion of the Super Sprint and for the fastest lap achieved during each race.

“Adelaide is the HPV capital of the nation so it is only fitting we continue to innovate and challenge ourselves, our teams and the riders” affirmed Andrew McLachlan, Chairman of the AIPP.

The weekend’s racing at Victoria Park will see nearly 60 Open Category teams compete in a 6 hour race on the Saturday, with 170 School teams getting the green light at 10:00am on Sunday for 6 hous of racing. Over the course of the two day event, more than 1800 competitors will take part in the action.

2018 team manager information evening

The 2018 Team Manager information evening will be held next Monday 19 March from 7.00pm at Pembroke School. The Agenda for the evening includes Category changes, details of documentation and scrutineering for 2018,  Marshalling requirements and a discussion on the obligations and responsibilities of team managers. There will also be a Question and Answer session. The night will be broadcast on Facebook for those who are unable to attend. The evening will benefit any one who is involved with a team, whether as a manager, parent or assisting in some way. Download the Agenda and Location Map.

registration day nearly here!

2018 entries open Thursday 8 February at 10.00am CDST

When completing the on line registration you will need to have your email account open to receive a validation code and your invoice.

The process is straightforward. Complete the registration details screen and submit. The system will then send you an email containing a validation code. Copy and paste the code into the box on the screen and press submit. The system then goes to a third screen which confirms your entry. Note with some browsers you will need to scroll back to the top of the page.The system will then send you a second email with your invoice attached.

If you are submitting more than one entry click on the submit another button and you will be returned to the registration page which will be pre-filled with data from your previous entry.

2018 series information published

The 2018 Series Information handbook has been released. It sets out details of the Series including Category details and event calendar. It is important reading for any one planning to enter in 2018. Download the document from the Team Manager page or click here