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Council rallies behind pedal prix
Loxton Waikerie Council
has cemented its support
behind the local round of
the Uni SA Australian HPV
Super Series, signing a three
year agreement for the pedal
Council noted the signing of the
agreement in Friday’s meeting.
“I am pleased to advise that
agreement has been reached and
signed to secure this event for
Loxton and the Riverland for
2015, 2016 and 2017 under sim-
ilar terms and conditions as the
inaugural race,” Mr Ackland said
in a report to council on Friday.
“The Australian International
Pedal Prix were very willing to
commit to the continuation of the
Loxton leg with almost no change
to the operation from year one.
“The agreement has recognised
the aim to increase the event over
the three year period.”
The 2014 pedal prix event cost
Loxton Waikerie Council around
$50,000 to arrange and conduct,
with the hire, transport and con-
struction of the barrier to and from
Adelaide attributing to a majority
of the cost.
In May last year, Loxton
Waikerie Council included
$35,000 for this year’s pedal prix
in the 2014/15 budget.
In the report to council last year,
it was suggested that the inaugural
event had an estimated economic
benefit of $180,000 to the local
Last year’s event saw local
accommodation businesses almost
fully occupied, with the event
drawing over 3000 people to the
This year’s Loxton round of the
Australian HPV Super Series will
take place on May 2 and 3.
Sponsorship for this year’s
Loxton round of pedal
prix is being sought, with
opportunities available for
In Friday’s Loxton Waikerie
Council meeting, councillors looked
over the Sponsorship Prospectus,
with platinum, gold and silver
sponsorship packages now up for
Naming rights for the Loxton
street circuit, along with trophy
presentation opportunities are
For more information, call Loxton
Waikerie Council chief executive
officer Peter Ackland on 8584 8000
or email (council@loxtonwaikerie.
Sponsorship now wanted
Keeping busy at the milkshake stall at the Continental last week were Sue Jones (left), Cornél Pauer
and Ellie Jones, both 13, and Margot Kranich.
Stephanie Gropler photos
Serving local man Barry Searle (right) with the popular Continental roast were
Pip Wright (left) and Caitlin Gardner, both 17.
Family fun fundraiser
Loxton High School’s
annual Continental has been
hailed a success, with the
event raising about $22,500
and attracting over 600
Continental co-ordinator Ryan
Nickolls said last Friday’s event
was well supported despite the
“The weather was a bit hot, but
it didn’t seem to deter people too
much,” he said.
“It was an absolutely excellent
In fact, Mr Nickolls said Friday’s
warm weather may have worked
in their favour, with many locals
enjoying an evening under the stars.
“Local musician Alyssa Spilsbury
played a couple of songs towards
the end of the night,” he said.
“I think people really enjoyed
that, as there was quite a few people
sitting around, having a few drinks
and listening to her.”
This year’s Continental saw the
inclusion of a horizontal bungee
run and super-sized sumo wrestling
suits, along with the return of the
Meanwhile, a ‘cold stone’ ice
creamery was added to the list of
delicacies this year.
“The amount we raised is on par
with previous years, which is good
because we had changed a few of
the stalls,” Mr Nickolls said.
“We got rid of a few things and
brought in a couple of new things,
so this year was a bit of a test.”
Mr Nickolls said highlights from
Friday night included the variety of
food stalls and the silent auction.
“It was really good to have a vari-
ety of things,” he said.
“Doughnuts sold really well again
this year - as they always do.”
As well as Loxton High School’s
fundraising efforts being on show,
Mr Nickolls said it was great to the
see community spirit.
“We had some really good sup-
port by students and some parents
put in some excellent effort,” he
“We had parents come in during
the day to help set up, which is
“Overall, it was really positive
Friends Isaac Edwards (left), Ethan Wagner, both 10, and Lachlan
Stephens, 9, shared a bag of fairy floss at Friday’s Continental.
Manning the barbecue at the Continental on Friday
night was Ben Grieger (left) and Riley Battams, 13.
At the ‘tattoo’ booth at Loxton High School’s continental were (from
left) Kristen Bradtke, 15, Lachlan Cass and Shayla Henry, both 16.
Scott and Sophie Size, 8, enjoyed a bite to eat from the
variety of stalls at the Loxton High School Continental
on Friday night.
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