Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Get your Billy Cart Ready

The Annual Bangalow Billy Cart Derby gets rolling Sunday 15th May 2011, when theMain Street of the Northern Riversvillage ofBangalow becomes a Race Track, for kids of all ages to have fun on Bangalow’s big day. This annual event is celebrated by the locals, as a showcase of good old fashioned outdoors fun in which everyone can take part, individuals, families, workgroups. The BBCD will continue this year with the ‘Schools Challenge Races’ with $1,500 prize money to the winning Schools P & C.

From 9-00am the Children’s junior races commence with categories for Traditional and Home-Grown Carts for Kids in age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-15.

At Lunch-time it is the Grand Parade, led this year led by the local Emergency Services Groups, a collaboration of Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigades and Rescue Team. This is followed by The Pipe Band, Vintage Cars, Motor Bikes, Samba Band, Schools, Scouts, Celebrities, Dancing Classes, Sports Groups and local heroes. After Lunch comes the serious stuff, with the Professional, Tag – Team, Mothers and Celebrity Races.

Safety Information: All drivers and passengers must wear safety helmets, protective clothing is recommended.

Register at the Bangalow Hotel from 7:15am. Carts need to be inspected before registering (next to Fish Heads restaurant )

Volunteers: We always need Volunteers to make this event work. We need to unload Hay Bales in the main street around 6-30 a.m. Cart inspection and Entry Registration 7.00 – 9-00a.m. We then pick up Hay Bales and Clean-up from 3-30 p.m.

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