Hong Kong Pedal Kart Grand Prix tests participants' physical strength and creativity and raises funds for charity The 22nd Hong Kong Pedal Kart Grand Prix tested the participants' teamwork, physical endurance and engineering skills. Organised by the Hong Kong Human Powered Vehicle Association, the annual fund-raiser was held on November 22 and 23 at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. It attracted 38 karts and more than 1,500 participants, volunteers and spectators. Teams built their own karts for the race and pedalled for charity over 24 hours. 'Cathay Jumbo', who covered the longest distance over the period, were the overall champions. The all-male team pedalled more than 718km, or 989 laps. Their average speed was about 31km/h. 'Jetty Integrity' won the women's trophy with 839 laps, or 609km. The teams faced a tough physical challenge. But this did not prevent some participants from using their creativity to turn their vehicles into moving works of art. Jetta's 'Triceratops' - built in the shape of a dinosaur - won the 'Best Turned Out Kart' award. The 'Dressed Kart' trophy went to team Haesl Funt who decorated their machine like a jet engine. The theme of this year's race was 'Pedalling For Those Who Can't'. The event, which was launched in 1986, has so far raised more than HK$28.5 million. More than 90 local charities, including the Children's Cancer Foundation, Heep Hong Society and Rainbow Project, have benefited. The organisers were hoping to raise HK$1.5 million from last month's race to help disadvantaged children. 'Through the race involving human-powered vehicles with creative engineering designs, we show we care about the needy in a fun and environmentally friendly manner,' said Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Anissa Wong Sean-yee. Three schools joined the grand prix this year. They were Renaissance College Hong Kong, King George V School and West Island School. Renaissance's 'RCHK1' was the highest-placed school team, covering more than 577km, or 796 laps.