TWO teams of secondary school students from Mt Beauty took part in the recent Breakthrough Human Powered Vehicle trials in Maryborough, an event involving around 12,000 people from 153 schools.
Vice principal Ross Wilson said that he had previously been involved in the event with other schools, and was keen for Mt Beauty students to experience it.
The trials require the teams to purchase recumbent tricycles, and design aerodynamic shells to surround the machinery.
Mr Wilson said that the two vehicles, named MBullet and Cranky Charlie, presented very well during the off-track component of the competition.
“As well as the of-track presentation, the competition consists of two time trials and one eight-hour endurance event,” he said.