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Byron Shire
March 5, 2021

Spills and thrills at Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

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The 20th annual Bangalow Billy Cart Derby yesterday was again a runaway success, bringing the community together in an event that brings out the child in everyone and keeps some, like the oldest competitor, 88-year-old ‘Bangalow Bill’, going strong every year. Many people young and old have competed in the derby every year since it began 20 years ago after the Pacific Highway was re-routed away from the main street.

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  1. this was an amazing day as always, the Bangalow Lions Club and the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce work together to make the 3rd Sunday in May a family fun day of old fashioned billycart racing, the day is enhanced with the Bangalow Public School’s Mad Hatters Tea Party. With these community groups working together highlights why Bangalow is such a special place. Congratulations must go also to Libby Lund of Grace Events, a member of our Bangalow Chamber of Commerce for the co-ordination of the Grand Parade and celebrity races with Arj Barker, Mandy Nolan, Steeve Bisley and Tommy Franklin.

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