For the first time since COVID, Murray Bridge’s pedal prix is back
Up to 10,000 people are expected to descend on Sturt Reserve this weekend.
Murray Bridge’s biggest event in three years is almost ready to go ahead this weekend.
As many as 10,000 people are expected to descend on Sturt Reserve on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Australian International Pedal Prix.
It will be the first time the race has been run since 2019.
It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian HPV Super Series CEO Marcus Lacey was excited to be coming back.
"Just to be back racing this year has been a major achievement in itself after a tough time through COVID, so to get to the end of the season and be back here for this very special event is tremendous,” he said.
“Murray Bridge is a great place to come and race.
“We must thank the Rural City of Murray Bridge for their support and the people of the region for their welcoming attitude.”
More than 150 human-powered vehicles are expected to compete in the 24-hour race, which will begin at noon on Saturday.
Murray Bridge High School and Unity College will each have multiple vehicles on the starting grid.
Mr Lacey tipped MBHS to be up among the top school teams, alongside the likes of private-school powerhouses St Peters and Pembroke.
This will be the 36th running of the Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge.
Organisers claim it is the biggest human-powered vehicle race – excluding ordinary cycling events – in the world.
If crowd projections hold true, it is likely to be the best-attended event in Murray Bridge since 2019.
Tickets: $15 at the gate.
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