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Bangalow Lions Billy Cart Derby went off without a hitch yesterday, bar the odd spill and stack.

Thousands turned out on a spectacularly sunny autumn Sunday to see the largest field in the derby’s history of 252 entrants battle it out down the main street.

‘It was an excellent day,’ said organiser Tony Heeson.






‘The weather was good, the volunteers were good, the crowds were good  and there were no injuries, they’re all good and they’re all coming back next year.’

Police praised the crowd which was so well behaved Bangalow’s own Senior Constable Peta Erickson had a crack at the downhill run, alas, without coming in a place.

‘The people of Bangalow should be extremely proud to have such a fabulous family event,’ she said.

The local police even dominated the grand parade with their vehicle leading the celebration down Bangalow Road.



1st Jack Dodd; 2nd Taj; 3rd Jack Wilson.

8 – 11-year-olds:
1st Mabel & Goergia; 2nd Tolkin Myers; 3rd Noah Wittig

12 – 15-year-olds: 
1st Max and Christian; 2nd Sage Badman   (no third places given in higher age groups)


5 – 7-year-olds:
1st Arron Middleton; 2nd Memesis; 3rd Ocean

8 – 11-year-olds:
1st Jarrod Middleton; 2nd Sam Jimenis-Swain; 3rd Harry Blair

12 – 15-year-olds:
1st Jeremy; 2nd Zoe

Tag Team
1st Tony & Lance (only first place given)

1st Graeme

1st Louise Middleton

Schools Challenge
1st and 2nd Bangalow State School

1st Tex Perkins

Open Traditional
1st Andrew – from Dunoon Automotive
2nd Steve Middleton

Open Homegrown
1st Jarrod Middleton
2nd Stewart Middleton   



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