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The fourth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races Soapbox Derby will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015. In recent years, many teams have shown some great ingenuity in building carts orientated to speed - but that is not wholly in the spirit of the event, so before you set about the task of spending long winter nights in garage, shed or workshop trying to reduce the drag coefficient of your sleek machine, we can advise that from the 2015 event and henceforth, the emphasis will return to celebrating the most “wacky” designs.
For full details, see the Tetbury Wacky Races web site.
The 2015 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 12th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.
The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and can give speeds in excess of 40mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby was inaugurated by Hessle Town Council and South Ferriby Parish Council in the summer of 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
It is for amateur teams to enter their handmade carts and have some fun, win prizes and raise money for charity. In 2012 in excess of £4,000 was raised for Help for Heroes and in 2013 a similar amount was raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Soapboxes descend from the deck of one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, The Humber Bridge, on a closed road lined by spectators and into the tourist viewing area. Your Soapbox can be made of any material and teams are made up of school and academy entrants, businesses and private individuals. Creative and crazy designs are actively encouraged, as are business entries with company logos and branding displayed. There are several prizes awarded by businesses to encourage fund raising. The main prize, for the most sponsorship raised, being a mini cruise from Hull to either Bruges or Amsterdam courtesy of one of our sponsors, P&O Ferries.
Rules, entry forms, etc., will be available on http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/ from 2nd week in January 2015.
"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 12 July 2015 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.
- Course length : ~750m
- Average gradient : 1 in 15
- Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
- Typical top speed : ~40mph
Soapbox racing event to be held in Groveland
GROVELAND — Soapbox derby racing enthusiasts will be out in force today for another round of races organized by CM Boxcar Racing founder John Bomm. The races on a hilly portion of Wilson Lake Parkway will start at 9 a.m. Races also are planned for ...
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Sunday 13th Sept 2009