The sun shone, the carts careened down the hill, with thrills, spills and family fun aplenty. Despite a last-minute shout-out for extra cash to fund the barricades keeping the crowd safe, the derby rolled merrily on.
Bangalow’s annual Billy Cart Derby is on for young and old again this Saturday but extra costs have prompted the town’s Lions Club to set up a crowdfunding campaign.
Cars were shut out of the main street of Bangalow on Sunday (May 15) as competitors of all ages took to their hand-made vehicles in a downhill race towards a ‘crash barrier’ of hay bales.
Wet weather turned Byron Street into a virtual slippery dip on Sunday for Bangalow's craziest annual event. But that didn't stop the riders of these unique home-made machines – or the punters. WATCH THE VIDEO
The 20th annual Bangalow Billy Cart Derby yesterday was yet again a runaway success, bringing the community together in an event that brings out the child in everyone.
From preschoolers to celebrities, those willing to brave the big hill congregated with their wacky carts, gravity presided, and the sun did shine on the thousands watching. Sharon Shostak caught action footage of the thrills and spills from the annual... Read More →