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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

Sunday October 23, 2011
Saturday May 12, 2012
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East Allington Whacky Races Now in it’s 7th year, the East Allington Whacky Races comprises a go-kart or soap-box style race through the village of East Allington, with competitors racing time trial style for the prestigous Luscombe Trophy. A sophisticated timing system will time each of the karts as they race down East Allington’s steep hill, starting at the school, passing the church, the Fortescue Arms and the treacherous Fortescue corner and finishing outside the Village Hall. There are categories for adults as well as children and a variety of fun prizes.

The concept is simple and anyone can enter, all you need is a kart. The kart must have 4 wheels, a proper steering system and brakes and be deemed by the event safety advisor as being safe to race. Competitors must then sign their safety waiver, don their crash helmets and make their way to the top of the hill. The road is transformed into a Silver Stone style race track for the day, with safety barriers, straw bales, advertising banners and bunting lining the route and hundreds of eager spectators cheering the brave racers through the village.

As well as the racing there will be a whole host of stalls and attractions including a bouncy castle, face painting, gladiator style giant cotton bud duels, donkey rides, sports day style races, live music and a feast of food and drinks to keep the crowds sustained throughout the day.

Full details at http://www.eastallingtonwhackyraces.co.uk.

Saturday May 26, 2012
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SCA Championship Points AvailableBorder Bogie ChallengeBorder Bogies 2012 will take place on Saturday 26th May, and entries are open now.

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

See http://borderbogie.co.uk for details.

 

 

Saturday June 2, 2012
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Humber Bridge Jubilee Soap Box Derby is a community event organised by The Humber Diamond Jubilee Committee (HDJC) in association with the Humber Bridge Board and supported by Hessle Town Council, North Ferriby Parish Council in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber and South Ferriby Parish Council in North Lincolnshire. It is being held to raise money for charity whilst creating a fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators. ‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to watch!

The closing date for entries is 10th May 2012.

Entry form and further information available from here. Phone Phil Withers on 07834 435108 for further information.

 

Sunday June 3, 2012
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Marnhull Soapbox Derby

Marnhull Annual Soapbox Derby to be held at Cox Hill Common Lane Marnhull North Dorset on 3rd June 2012. All eligible carts welcome to attend.

For regulations and entry form and full details contact:- Les Elsworth tel 01258 820432. mobile 07850749736.

Monday June 4, 2012
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Whitehill Bordon Soapbox Derby
 

The Whitehill Bordon Town Partnership are holding their 2nd Soapbox Derby on 4th June 2012 Vehicles are powered by gravity, anyone can build a cart, drivers must be 16 or over (Under 18’s need parental consent).

Funds raised by this event will be donated to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Bordon & Liphook Charity.

See http://www.wbtp-soapboxderby.co.uk/page29.html for details.

Sunday June 10, 2012
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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 2012, with entries from new teams being accepted from early February 2012.

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

Saturday June 23, 2012
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Avon Soapbox DerbyThe Avon Annual Soap Box Derby takes place on Saturday 23rd June 2012. With two starting points again, seniors - top of the hill & amateurs - next the church. Entry is £15.00 or sponsorship with all proceeds going to Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Blesma (British Limbless Ex-Servicemans Ass).

The carts begin to arrive @ 12.00 noon and the racing startes at 3pm with 4 bands, bouncy castle, strikers & hog roast.

This years Grand Raffle prizes include - 20 minute Helicopter Ride For 4 people (taken on the day after the race), Hire of a Ferrari or Aston Martin (half day).

See http://www.theavon.co.uk/News_1.htm for details.

 

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The community of Kirkton of Skene is coming together on Saturday 23rd June, for their annual Gala and Cartie Races at the village football pitch.

The day has been organised by the Milne Hall Management Committee, which has been very actively involved over the years in fundraising activities in order to carry out modernisation and refurbishment of the hall and its facilities.

Various groups in the community are participating in the Gala allowing them to fundraise for their own needs. Over the years, this has

Sunday June 24, 2012
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Kemnay CartiesKemnay Primary School will be holding their 2nd Cartie Rally on Sunday 24th June from 11am onwards. This is a street race on Grove Road, Kemnay. There are 5 age categories including adult. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website.

 

Sunday July 8, 2012
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The 2012 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 8th 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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End:

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.

For further details, contact Steve Wegerif.

Friday July 13, 2012
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Start: Friday 13th July 2012
End: Saturday 14th July 2012
SCA Championship Points Available

 

Nae Jessies

 

this is how we roll

Returning to the mountain for the 4th year - the most prestigious sopbox race in the UK, with the best teams from across the country. Intense head to head racing in groups of 4 along the  2 mile course with speeds well in excess of 60mph - there is simply nothing like this anywhere else.

Soapbox carties and gravity sidecar classes.

Entries online from November 2011.

See http://soapboxracing.co.uk for further details.

Saturday July 14, 2012
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Start: Friday 13th July 2012
End: Saturday 14th July 2012
SCA Championship Points Available

 

Nae Jessies

 

this is how we roll

Returning to the mountain for the 4th year - the most prestigious sopbox race in the UK, with the best teams from across the country. Intense head to head racing in groups of 4 along the  2 mile course with speeds well in excess of 60mph - there is simply nothing like this anywhere else.

Soapbox carties and gravity sidecar classes.

Entries online from November 2011.

See http://soapboxracing.co.uk for further details.

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The 250th Anniversary Committee of Bernardston will be holding a Soapbox Derby Race.

Any individuals interested in racing should visit the town website for Derby Rules and an application or contact:

  • Sam Rowe US  +413-834-0405
  • Scott Lyman: US +413-648-9469

Only the first 100 applicants will be accepted so don’t wait!!

Sunday July 15, 2012
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SCA Championship Points AvailableThe Annandale Cup is a 3km multi discipline gravity time trial which will be raising funds for UCAN. It is to be added to the 2012 Scottish Cartie Association Championship, bringing the total number of eligible races to four.

The race will take place near Huntly in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 15th July, the day after Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, giving a potential three days of breathtaking racing in the Highlands of Scotland.

This event will be organised by the British Isles Gravity Bike Association in conjunction with the SCA.

Three miles from Huntly, the course starts from above the village of Thomastown and is 3 km long with a total drop of 140 metres with an average gradient of 1:21 and a maximum of 1:8 and finishes in the hamlet of Annandale.

Speeds of 50mph + are easily attainable.

Check out the hill for yourself at AB54 6EN.

The event is open to all gravity disciplines:

  • Soapbox / Cartie
  • Gravity Sidecars
  • Gravity Bikes
  • Street Luge.

Overnight camping available Sat / Sun.

Full details, entry forms, etc are available from here.

Sunday July 22, 2012
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Apple Head are now taking entries for the Worlaby Downhill Challenge on Sunday 22nd July. The event will be held at the small village of Worlaby, North Lincolshire.

Soapbox, Sidecar and Gravity Bike entries accepted.

See Apple Head's web site for further details.

Saturday August 4, 2012
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Start: Saturday 4th August 2012
End: Sunday 5th August 2012

Entries open on the 1st October 2011.

Entries will be limited to 25 Soapbox/Sidecar Teams and a maximum of 12 G-Bikes on a strictly first come, first served basis.

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

Sunday August 5, 2012
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Start: Saturday 4th August 2012
End: Sunday 5th August 2012

Entries open on the 1st October 2011.

Entries will be limited to 25 Soapbox/Sidecar Teams and a maximum of 12 G-Bikes on a strictly first come, first served basis.

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

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