The Riverside Rookies from Riverside Christian College competed in the Boyne Island eight-hour winning their division and coming second overall.
The Riverside Rookies from Riverside Christian College competed in the Boyne Island eight-hour winning their division and coming second overall. Contributed

Rookies ready for Tech Challenge after warm-up race

THE Riverside Rookies are fired up for Maryborough's RACQ Technology Challenge next month.

The group from Riverside Christian College recently competed in the Boyne Island eight-hour, human-powered vehicle race winning their division and coming second overall.

Riverside Christian College property manager Bruce Kielly said the college had competed in the Tech Challenge in the past few years.

"This year the Riverside Rookies have decided to not only compete in the challenge but to use this wonderful event to proudly support Tour de Cure," Mr Kielly said.

"They also walked the pits at the Boyne challenge and raised more money for Tour de Cure bringing the total a little over $4000.

They have a goal of $5000 and are hoping the kind donations from the public and the opposition teams over the Tech Challenge weekend will help them achieve their goal."

If you would like to help you can donate directly at http://www.tourdecure. com.au

Cheer them on 

THE RACQ Technology Challenge will be held on September 13 and 14.

Thousands of students from schools across Queensland take part in the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance; racing their Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) through the streets.

Many of the teams design and make their own HPVs, without commercial help.

The feature event is a gruelling 24-hour race, where teams pedal non-stop to win and take out the Maryborough Tech Challenge title.

For more information, phone 4197 4500.