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Monday August 30, 2010
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Aldington Soapbox Derby

 

In aid of the Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford and Aldington School PTFA, Aldington.

Full details at the Aldington Soapbox web site.

Sunday September 5, 2010
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Following the success of the Raft Race in recent years, Ellon is hosting its first Pedal Car Championship in the summer of 2010. The streets will be closed off to make way for a fun day of racing where teams will compete in a series of races to raise money for their chosen charities.

This is a race for human powered pedal vehicles so your gravity powered racer will probably not do very well without a few modifications, but if you're interested and have enough time to fit some gears and pedals it should be a fun day out.

Full details at http://ellonpedalcar.co.uk

Sunday September 12, 2010
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The Fourth Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 12th September 2010.

It is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance. The course will be from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane to Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Up to thirty carts will compete for a variety of prizes.

Sunday September 19, 2010
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Flying Ferret at the Belchford Downhill Challenge 2009Now Including Gravity SidecarThe 9th Belchford Downhill Challenge will take place on Furlongs Lane, Belchford on September the 19th, 2010.

New rules are planned, so make sure your cartie conforms to their new specifications.

See their web site for full details.

Sunday October 10, 2010
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Cancerwise Soapbox Derby at Goodwood

 

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Airfield, Goodwood,

Chichester,West Sussex, PO18 0PH

Sunday 10th October 2010 11am – 4pm

A brilliant day out for all the family and an opportunity to support and raise much needed funds for local charity Cancerwise

The main attraction will be a Soapbox Derby – 3 classes:

Category

Entry Fee

Juniors up to 16 years

£40

Seniors over 16 years

£40

Business

£50

Saturday November 13, 2010
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Now including Gravity SidecarCadwell

Organised by Apple Head Gravity Sport and run at Cadwell Park race track in Lincolnshire. Includes soapbox, gravity bike and gravity sidecar.

Entry forms, rules, etc are on the Apple Head web site.

Saturday May 7, 2011
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Start: Saturday 7th May 2011
End: Sunday 8th May 2011
NJ6219 : Castle Forbes by Gilbert Scott
Castle Forbes
  © Copyright Gilbert Scott and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
SCA Championship Points AvailableThe Castle Forbes Gravity Race is a brand new event for the Scottish cartie racing calendar in 2011.
  • Two day time trial event in the beautiful grounds of Castle Forbes, near Alford in Aberdeenshire
  • Classes for carties and gravity sidecar
  • Prizes for Best build, Best time, Fastest time, Days winner, Best novice awards and The Lairds Champion (aggregate over the two days)
  • On site camping
  • SCA Championship points available

See http://castleforbesgravityrace.webs.com for further details.

 

Sunday May 8, 2011
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Start: Saturday 7th May 2011
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NJ6219 : Castle Forbes by Gilbert Scott
Castle Forbes
  © Copyright Gilbert Scott and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
SCA Championship Points AvailableThe Castle Forbes Gravity Race is a brand new event for the Scottish cartie racing calendar in 2011.
  • Two day time trial event in the beautiful grounds of Castle Forbes, near Alford in Aberdeenshire
  • Classes for carties and gravity sidecar
  • Prizes for Best build, Best time, Fastest time, Days winner, Best novice awards and The Lairds Champion (aggregate over the two days)
  • On site camping
  • SCA Championship points available

See http://castleforbesgravityrace.webs.com for further details.

 

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Local residents who fancy themselves as the new Lewis Hamilton are being urged to get creative and enter Kemnay Primary’s first ever Cartie Rally before the closing date next month.

Pupils at the school are organising the event - which is due to take place down a 150m stretch of the village’s High Street on May 8 - in association with Aberdeenshire Council, Grampian Police and Kemnay Community Council, and are hoping for a surge of entries before the closing date on April 1.

The rally is open to everyone of school age and upwards to enter, with categories split into P1-3, P4-7, S1-S6 and Adult. Carties must be home-made and push only, meaning no pedals or motors will be accepted. Each category is set to have its own heats and final, with the carties being pushed for the first 50m then freewheeling the last 100m to finish.

There will be prizes for the best designed cartie, best effort, most colourful cartie, fastest time and category winners.

For further information and entry forms, see http://www.kemnay-pri.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/page85.html.

Sunday May 15, 2011
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Whirlowbrook Hall Soap Box Derby, near Sheffield.

More details in due course.

Saturday May 21, 2011
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SCA Championship Points AvailableBorder Bogies 2011 will take place on Saturday 21st May.

  • Juniors and Senior races.
  • Classes for Soapbox Cartie and Gravity Sidecar.
  • SCA Championship points available.

Keep an eye on http://borderbogie.co.uk for details, entry forms, etc.

Saturday May 28, 2011
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An evening of gravity racing at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. See Apple Head Gravity Sports for details.

According to their web site, this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Monday May 30, 2011
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Whitehill Bordon Soap Box DerbyThe Whitehill Bordon Town Partnership in conjunction with Hampshire Constabulary are holding a Soapbox Derby on the 30th May 2011.

Vehicles are to be gravity powered only, anyone can build a cart, drivers must be 16 or over (under 18’s must have parental consent). 

The event will raise funds for Hampshire Air Ambulance and Bordon & Liphook Charity.

For full details, see the Whitehill Bordon Soap Box Derby web site.

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The 3rd Marnhull Soapbox Derby will be held on

Monday 30th  May  2011

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Common Lane,  Cox Hill,  Marnhull.

Are you the ‘JENSON BUTTON’ of Marnhull ?

Get the tools out and build yourself a ‘Soapbox Racer’

Prizes for

* Best Soapbox *

* Best Time Recorded *

* Overall Winners *

Entry forms, rules and regulations are now available from http://www.marnhullfest.co.uk/marnhull-fest-soapbox.html

Proceeds to Marnhull Fest and local community.

Sunday June 12, 2011
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Catterline Cartie ChallengeSCA Championship Points Available

The Catterline Cartie Challenge is an annual competition for home made "gravity powered" soapbox carties which is held as part of Catterline Gala Weekend. It was first held in 2005, and is one of the highlights of the village year.

It also forms part of the SCA Championship series.

Entries for existing teams will be available from 1st January 2011, with entries from new teams being accepted from early February 2011.

Details, entry forms, rules, etc are on Catterline Online.

Sunday June 19, 2011
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Lanhydrock Dilly Cart RaceBring your homemade cart and test your driving skills speeding through Lanhydrock's magnificent parkland.  Fun and exhilaration for everyone from 5 years old upwards.  Please contact Alice for an application pack and enjoy building your dilly cart!

01208 265278 or alice.barker@nationaltrust.org.uk for details.

Keep up-to-date by following @LanhydrockNT on Twitter and National Trust Lanhydrock Countryside on Facebook.

 

Sunday June 26, 2011
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The one day event sees young people racing go karts that they have made over a purpose built course. The derby, which has gone from strength to strength since 2005, will be held on the recreation field next to The Isobel Centre, Furrlongs, Newport.

In addition to the racing the one day event promises entertainment for the whole family offering refreshments, stalls, play rangers, falconry display, inflatables, Live music and lots more for all ages. Entry is free to both spectators and competitors alike.

For further details, see http://iowsoapbox.co.uk/ .

Friday July 1, 2011
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Start: Friday 1st July 2011
End: Saturday 2nd July 2011

SCA Championship Points Available*** Entries open - go to soapboxracing.co.uk ***

CSEx 2011

Extreme gravity racing on the longest, fastest, and most testing course in Britain - 2 miles in length with top speeds in excess of 60mph.

Practice runs, timed qualifying, group races and finals spread over two days.

Hair pin bends, sweeping curves and gun barrel straights.

Set in the heart of Scotland - the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

The ultimate test of soapbox and driver.

Nae jessies.

SCA Championship points available.

Full details at http://soapboxracing.co.uk.

Saturday July 2, 2011
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Start: Friday 1st July 2011
End: Saturday 2nd July 2011

SCA Championship Points Available*** Entries open - go to soapboxracing.co.uk ***

CSEx 2011

Extreme gravity racing on the longest, fastest, and most testing course in Britain - 2 miles in length with top speeds in excess of 60mph.

Practice runs, timed qualifying, group races and finals spread over two days.

Hair pin bends, sweeping curves and gun barrel straights.

Set in the heart of Scotland - the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

The ultimate test of soapbox and driver.

Nae jessies.

SCA Championship points available.

Full details at http://soapboxracing.co.uk.

Sunday July 3, 2011
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The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby is intended as an annual fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators of all ages from the Hinckley area, and beyond. As an event, it is also intended to raise money for local charities.

The aim is to encourage up to 50 Soap Box Teams to compete.

The idea is to utilise the natural hill on Castle Street for individual 'Time-Trial' performances – 3 runs per Team. The course will start from the Church Walk junction and end in Market Square.

'Themed' Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to spectators.

Although an Entry fee is required (£25 per team), this event is also subsidised by the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership.

Prize Categories

We award prizes/trophies to competitors in recognition of their dedication to the day.

Categories for 2011 currently are:

  • Fastest single time on the day
  • Best turned out soap box and crew
  • Overall fastest team (an aggregate of the 2 runs)
  • Most sponsorship collected
  • Best Novelty soap box

How to enter

Complete the attached PRE-REGISTRATION  entry form (attached below) and send it to:
Soap Box Derby, Hinckley BID, The Business Centre, 76 Castle St, Hinckley,
LE10 1DD or E-mail as an attachment to Steve Wegerif.

Sunday July 10, 2011
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The 2011 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 10th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and gives speeds up to 45mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.

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Subject to final approval of the road closure the date has been provisionally set for Sunday 10th July 2011.

Entry forms and rules available for download, and the maximum entry for this year is 16 carts so don't hang about. The format will be the same as CR2010 with four leagues of four with the winners and runners up of each league progressing to the next stage.  Each team should get at least three races with this format so make a cart that survives.

Full details, entry forms and rules at;

http://www.cartrace.pebmarsh.com

 

Saturday August 20, 2011
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Start: Saturday 20th August 2011
End: Sunday 21st August 2011

High Speed CanoeSet in the heart of the North Yorshire moors. Dalby Forest has a long history for hosting many types of racing competitions and provides a stunning backdrop for the event.

The Track is one mile of fast sweeping tarmac through the Forest and speeds in excess of 50 mph are to be expected. In 2010 LG Racing were officially recorded at 59 MPH. (unofficially 65 MPH !!)

The course has high speed off camber corners, made even trickier by the changing light conditions caused by the dense tree cover. Crossing the finish line, carts will be doing around 50 mph and have to be capable of slowing down to a walking pace within 100 metres.

The course is not Suitable For Novelty Carts.

Full details at http://dalbysoapbox.webs.com/

Sunday August 21, 2011
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Start: Saturday 20th August 2011
End: Sunday 21st August 2011

High Speed CanoeSet in the heart of the North Yorshire moors. Dalby Forest has a long history for hosting many types of racing competitions and provides a stunning backdrop for the event.

The Track is one mile of fast sweeping tarmac through the Forest and speeds in excess of 50 mph are to be expected. In 2010 LG Racing were officially recorded at 59 MPH. (unofficially 65 MPH !!)

The course has high speed off camber corners, made even trickier by the changing light conditions caused by the dense tree cover. Crossing the finish line, carts will be doing around 50 mph and have to be capable of slowing down to a walking pace within 100 metres.

The course is not Suitable For Novelty Carts.

Full details at http://dalbysoapbox.webs.com/

Monday August 29, 2011
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The 2011 Aldington Soap Box Derby will be held on Monday 29th August.

Full details at http://aldingtonsoapbox.co.uk.

Sunday September 11, 2011
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The date for the event is Sunday 11 September.

Classes for soapbox, sidehack and gravity bike.

More details in due course. See www.belchford.org.uk

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