38th Annual Beechwood Billycart Classic (2017)
October 15 @ 08:00 - 13:00
ORARC has been requested to provide communications for the event.
The Beechwood Billycart Classic is a great fun day for both adults and kids. The billycart races cater for 100kph speedsters racing down Mt Pappinbarra, veterans and kids’ races, set in the relaxed village atmosphere of Beechwood.
Besides the billycart races, there are stalls, horse rides, jumping castle, barbeques, and of course the hospitality of the Beechwood Hotel.
Started in 1980, the 5km adult’s course attracts entries from far and wide, with the top racers exceeding 100kph! Since there are a couple of small uphill sections, billycarts for the Classic are unique in the world, in that they are two-person. One does the driving, whilst the other – the ‘Co-Driver’ – needs a fit pair of legs to keep the power up when gravity’s working against them.
Children do a much shorter downhill-only course down the main street of Beechwood, but since its only a gentle decline, they use a ‘Co-Driver’ too!