Pedal Prix is an exciting extra-curricular opportunity for year 5 and 6 students and their families.
The opportunity to join the TGS Firebolts team of 20 students is open to all year 5 and 6 students across both the Mainstream and Steiner programs. Students apply for a position in Term 1 and learn the basics before heading into their first 6 hour race in Term 2. The season concludes for us in Term 3 with an 8 hour race.
Pedal Prix is a fun way for students to push themselves both physically and mentally, while learning the value of teamwork. Families are encouraged to train as track marshals and attend all races both at The Bend, in Tailem Bend and at Victoria Park, in Adelaide.
Pedal Prix at TGS began in 2020 when we built the bike, set up the trailer and created our brand. In 2021 we enthusiastically raced 2 races and gained a better understanding of what was involved, as a primary school, racing against 150 other community teams. 2022 was a very successful season for the TGS Firebolts, as we raced all three allocated races, placed first in the primary schools mixed team division, took out the fastest lap at both Victoria Park and The Bend and were declared NATIONAL CHAMPIONS of the junior mixed division for 2022. We have continued to successfully race as a team of 20 in 2023, coming 5th overall in the Primary School Division.
At TGS we offer students the opportunity to be exposed to Pedal Prix, we have fun and we ‘Strive for Excellence’ together!