Sausages, trolleys go down quickly
The trolleys went fast and so did the sausages in Eltham on Sunday.
The annual Eltham Trolley Derby 2016 attracted 15 trolleys, which were driven down a steep hill on Dalziel Rd.
It was an awesome day, organiser Glenn Hansen said.
‘‘We’ve been going for 16 years. We do it just because we can. It’s just a good family day out.’’
The trolleys were all home made some more professional than others but all had to comply to the regulations, which included no rope steering.
The trolleys had to have direct steering and the brakes had to be fitted and working, he said.
‘‘For safety reasons there was only one trolley allowed on the course, helmets and covered shoes had to be worn, along with full length clothing.
‘‘There were some brilliant machines. People had gone to a lot of trouble.’’
Competitors ranged from aged 3 or 4 to 40 plus, he said.
In the past the police have come and used speed guns to record the speed, but this year they were busy, Hansen said.
More photos on page 17.