Drive to fitness

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

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On May 2, when 20-odd vehicles did a lap of honour around a racing track in Hobart in Australia there were smiling faces and tired limbs but no acrid smell of fuel. The vehicles had just completed six laps of the one-km track, powered by human energy.

Organizer Geoff Collis of the Rosny College in the Tasmanian capital said the yearly event, in its sixth edition, is serious business, combining teamwork and fitness. “The mechanics of these recumbent vehicles are advanced. Some can go up to 40 km an hour,” he said. A spokesperson of the event’s chief sponsor, ract, said, “This activity is unique in that it fosters integration of school, college and tertiary communities with state and local governments and the business sector.”

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