Gravity Racing Meta Feed

Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix, Berkshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - February 5, 2016 - 20:21
Start: Sep 11 2016 - 1:30pm

The Gravity Grand Prix is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for charity, traditionally The Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

It is an annual event that is held at the end of the summer in the village of Cookham Dean, Berkshire. This year, 2016, will be the 10th consecutive year for holding the event and with a growing number of competitors and spectators, it could be the biggest yet.

Full details at https://sites.google.com/site/ggprix/home

Worlaby Downhill, Lincolnshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - February 5, 2016 - 20:05
Start: Jul 10 2016 - 9:00am End: Jul 10 2016 - 5:00pm

"Worlaby is a small village located on the western edge of the Wolds near Brigg. It also has the perfect assest for Gravity Racing, The Hill. With a steep gradiant and natural bends it makes the perfect location to hold a Gravity Competition.

Apple Head Gravity Sport are holding a competition on Sunday 10 July 2016 which will start at 9:00 hrs."

Entries for this year Worlaby event will open on the 1st February. This year there will be 20 Soapbox, 5 sidecar and 12 Gravity bike places up for grabs. Entries will be taken on a first come first served basis, so please don't delay as last years event was full subscribed in 5 days.

More details at http://www.appleheadgravitysport.co.uk or on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AppleHeadGravitySport

  • Course length : ~750m
  • Average gradient : 1 in 15
  • Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
  • Typical top speed : ~40mph


 

Edinburgh Soapbox

Scottish Carties Comments - February 5, 2016 - 20:01

In reply to Edinburgh soapbox race:

I saw some videos of this on facebook years ago, but I can't find them any more. It seems to ghappen very much "under the radar" with little or no publicity.

Pitman steering

Scottish Carties Comments - February 5, 2016 - 19:59

In reply to Recumbent steering heads vs Gokart Spindles:

You're right that gokart style steering can be very twitchy. It is important not to get the steering ratio right. If the pitman arm is too long in relation to the steering arm, then your steering will be too fast. The steering arms should be at leat twice the length of the pitman arm, and even more if you can.

Also sure you have some caster on the wheels (i.e the kingpins should be tilted back from the verticalby around 10 degrees).

See http://scottishcarties.org.uk/resources/construction/steering for more info.

Humber Bridge Soapbox

Scottish Carties Comments - February 5, 2016 - 19:55

In reply to Humberbridge:

I've just added it to the calendar. Please let us know of any other events that you hear about.

Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby, Humberside

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - February 5, 2016 - 19:54
Start: Jun 25 2016 - 12:00am End: Jun 25 2016 - 11:59pm

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual race for amateur teams. Enter handmade carts at the same time as raising money for charity, having fun and winning prizes! Your team can consist of individual groups, apprentices, schools, colleges, designers and people working in the renewable, maritime and transport sector.

They are particularly proud of the teams who have raised significant sums of money for our previous charity partners and actively promote creative and crazy designs for all carts as well as business entries complete with company logos.

Full details and entry forms at http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/

 

Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby, Humberside

Scottish Cartie Association - February 5, 2016 - 19:54
Start: Jun 25 2016 - 12:00am End: Jun 25 2016 - 11:59pm

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual race for amateur teams. Enter handmade carts at the same time as raising money for charity, having fun and winning prizes! Your team can consist of individual groups, apprentices, schools, colleges, designers and people working in the renewable, maritime and transport sector.

They are particularly proud of the teams who have raised significant sums of money for our previous charity partners and actively promote creative and crazy designs for all carts as well as business entries complete with company logos.

Full details and entry forms at http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/

 

Harewood Hill Climb Soapbox Challenge, Yorkshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - February 5, 2016 - 19:44
Start: May 22 2016 - 12:00am End: May 22 2016 - 11:59pm

The Harewood hill climb soap box challenge will raise money for charity and will be a rip-roaring day of thrills and spills for teams, supporters and spectators alike. 

For full details and entry forms, please see their web site at http://soapboxchallenge.co.uk/

 

Harewood Hill Climb Soapbox Challenge, Yorkshire

Scottish Cartie Association - February 5, 2016 - 19:44
Start: May 22 2016 - 12:00am End: May 22 2016 - 11:59pm

The Harewood hill climb soap box challenge will raise money for charity and will be a rip-roaring day of thrills and spills for teams, supporters and spectators alike. 

For full details and entry forms, please see their web site at http://soapboxchallenge.co.uk/

 

Soapbox derby for special needs kids in jeopardy - WTSP 10 News

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 26, 2016 - 22:09

WTSP 10 News

Soapbox derby for special needs kids in jeopardy
WTSP 10 News
This Saturday marks the beginning of soapbox racing for special needs children in Central Florida. All the races are free, and the first race is in Lakeland. But there is a problem: There are only three people registered and race officials needs at ...

and more »

Special needs soapbox derby may be canceled - The Ledger

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 26, 2016 - 03:35

Special needs soapbox derby may be canceled
The Ledger
Bomm and his family have a nonprofit organization and have been hosting soapbox derby races across the state for two years. They started out doing races open to all children but held one in Groveland on March 28 specifically for special needs children.

No Hobble on the Cobbles for 2016 – but popular Live in the Park event returns - Bucks Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 18, 2016 - 15:23

Bucks Herald

No Hobble on the Cobbles for 2016 – but popular Live in the Park event returns
Bucks Herald
The Soapbox Derby on Father's Day at Whitehill Park returns after a successful first year. A special event will be held on June 12 to celebrate the Queen's 90th ... Mr Agoro added: “As a town council we endeavour to provide all of our residents with ...

Soapbox derbies may return to West Paris - Lewiston Sun Journal

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 17, 2016 - 02:26

Soapbox derbies may return to West Paris
Lewiston Sun Journal
Pirela is not alone in his interest to resume races. Members of the Fire Department and the local American Legion are in talks to see what they can do to revive the tradition. The town has an account set up for the derby with $1,000 in it, according to ...

Soapbox derbies may return to West Paris - Lewiston Sun Journal

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 15, 2016 - 02:40

Soapbox derbies may return to West Paris
Lewiston Sun Journal
Pirela is not alone in his interest to resume races. Members of the Fire Department and the local American Legion are in talks to see what they can do to revive the tradition. The town has an account set up for the derby with $1,000 in it, according to ...

Humberbridge

SCA Recent Comments - January 14, 2016 - 21:07
How come the humberbridge event is not on your calendar 

Humberbridge

Scottish Carties - January 14, 2016 - 21:07
How come the humberbridge event is not on your calendar 

IMG_4248

UK Soapbox Racing on Flickr - September 15, 2015 - 08:11

agentphotographeur has added a photo to the pool:

IMG_4243

UK Soapbox Racing on Flickr - September 15, 2015 - 08:11

agentphotographeur has added a photo to the pool:

IMG_4186

UK Soapbox Racing on Flickr - September 15, 2015 - 08:11

agentphotographeur has added a photo to the pool:

IMG_4170

UK Soapbox Racing on Flickr - September 15, 2015 - 08:11

agentphotographeur has added a photo to the pool: