A school challenge will be part of this year’s annual Bangalow Billycart Derby, to be held in May.
A school challenge will be part of this year’s annual Bangalow Billycart Derby, to be held in May.

Schools challenge part of billy cart derby

A SCHOOLS challenge will be a new feature of this year’s annual Bangalow Billycart Derby set down for Sunday, May 17.
Organisers say it is probably the first to be held in Australia and it will be run as a separate race entry.
 All primary schools are invited to enter and as an added incentive $1500 in prizemoney will be given to the P&C association of the winning and runner-up schools.
Drivers in the challenge have to be primary school students 12 years and under.
“We are very keen to introduce these races as we feel that teaching children road safety can’t start early enough,” said Tony Heeson, one of the organisers.
“The NSW Police Department, NRMA, youth services and local community groups and shire councils all support this event.”
Mr Heeson urged all those thinking of entering to start building their carts now.
“We want to see lots of new entries and innovations, but make sure it has safe brakes and steering,” he said.

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