A file photo from last year's derby.
A file photo from last year's derby. Doug Eaton

Stars line up for this year's Bangalow Billycart Derby

ACTOR Steve Bisley and comics Mandy Nolan and Arj Barkerwill be among the starters for this year's celebrity challenge at Sunday's Bangalow Billycart Derby.

Mr Bisley is probably best known for his portrayal of Detective Sergeant Jack Christey in the Australian TV series Water Rats, of cop Jim Goose in the first Mad Max movie, and most recently as Dan Cody in The Great Gatsby.

Mandy Nolan is a loved local comedian who performs around the country and involves herself in many community events.

Arj Barker is an American comedian currently touring Australia. He performed at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Friday and is scheduled to do a show at Twin Towns at Tweed Heads, ahead of his downhill run a Bangalow on Sunday. He is heading to Victoria after the derby before returning to Byron at the end of the month for his last two Australian shows before nipping back across the Pacific to Denver.

Anyone wanting to enter the derby themselves will need to get in early. Registrations are at 7am.


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