Expanded Junior Schools Competition

Friday, Round 3 at Victoria Park, will be Junior Schools Day

The UniSA Australian HPV Super Series for Junior schools (Category S1) will take a significant step forward in 2024.

The competition will be clearly divided in two, the Series, and the Endurance award.

“This year, we have been able to structure a well-defined and focussed set of events for our Junior Schools (Category S1), and our Community u13 (C4) teams will also compete on the same basis,” stated Series CEO Marcus Lacey.

The Series itself will consist of four rounds, those being:

      • Round 1      Saturday 16 March             Mount Gambier
      • Round 2      Saturday 18 May                Tailem Bend
      • Round 3     Friday 14 June                    Adelaide
      • Round 4    Saturday 3 August              Tailem Bend

Only 24hrs after entries opened yesterday, registrations for all events has been significant, with the Junior School (S1) and Community u13 (C4) race on Friday in June already attracting 34 teams.

Teams must compete in 3 of these rounds, including Adelaide Round 3 and The Bend Round 4 to be eligible for Series points.

The Series result will be determined by combining the scores from Round 3 (Adelaide) and Round 4 (The Bend 8-Hour) with the best other round (Rounds 1 or 2).

The 24hr Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge will be a clear stand-alone event for Junior Schools. Results at this event will determine the coveted Endurance awards.

Entry into the 24hr Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge for Junior Schools will be limited. Teams finishing in the top 10 places of the Series results, will be offered a place in this event.

Round 3 of the Series will be of particular emphasis for Junior Schools. The three-day Festival of Pedal Prix will see S1 and C4 teams have their own day on the Friday, with the 6hr race exclusively for these teams.

Equally, Round 4 will determine final Series standings and see the Series winners crowned at the circuit.

“With this format, Junior Shools, Team Managers, and riders will enjoy a higher profile and greater level of support. We see Junior School teams playing an important part in the future of our sport. Young riders, their families, and schools deserve recognition for the commitment and diligence. These teams are often the introduction for many long term passionate and dedicated participants,” Lacey concluded.

The Series will get the green light at Mount Gambier’s McNamara Park in one month’s time on Saturday 16 March.