UK Soapbox Races 2017

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Sunday May 22, 2016
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Harewood Hill Climb Soapbox Challenge, Yorkshire

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/

 

Saturday May 28, 2016
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SCA Championship Points Available

Border Bogies 2016

The Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders.   It's an insane, fast-paced timetrial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be Scottish).

And don't forget, for those mums and dads who are prepared to endanger their children for the entertainment of others, there will be two, possibly three kids runs in the morning for the under-sixteens.

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

Check out their web site and facebook page for further details.

 

Saturday June 11, 2016
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Start: Saturday 11th June 2016
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Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 11th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

Sunday June 12, 2016
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Start: Saturday 11th June 2016
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Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 11th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

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Childrens Ward Bogie Race, Lancashire The Childrens Ward Bogie Race is a fundraising campaign to support and provide the best possible facilities to improve the lives of seriously sick children from the north Lancashire area.

Any money raised at the bogie race event to help to dramatically improve the children stay at the children’s ward.

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

Sunday June 19, 2016
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Brackley Soapbox Derby 2016 The Brackley Soapbox Derby will run in 2016 on SUNDAY JUNE 19th.

There are some changes to the running of the soapboxes for 2016 so be sure to look at the new rules and regulations carefully which are now available from the information page .

Numbers are limited this year so if you want to take part please submit your entry as early as possible.

Full details can be found at http://www.brackleysoapbox.org

Saturday June 25, 2016
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Humber Bridge Sapbox Derby 2016 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/

 

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Penn House Gravity Grand Prix 2016

Penn House Grand Prix is back in 2016 on June 25th. The event includes classes for bikes, streamlined karts and roadster karts without bodywork. Full details available from the event web site and also on Facebook at Penn House Grand Prix and we have a website. Pennhousegrandprix.co.uk. For details email adrian@sbcon.co.uk.

Saturday July 2, 2016
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After the success of the first Soap Box Derby in 2015, a date has been set for the Priors Marston Soapbox Derby 2016 !

2016 promises to be bigger & better - there will be children's round (age categorized depending on how many entrants) and adults (16+) round and not forgetting and extreme course perhaps with jumps! - all powered by Adrenalin & Bravery alone.

Designs are to be wacky, wild & wonderful - fancy dress optional but there will be recognition for the best dress Soap Box & their navigator!

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/127118000957970/

Sunday July 3, 2016
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Richards Castle Soap Box 2016

The Richards Castle Soap Box Derby challenges teams to build and race carts in aid of charitable causes - carts of all shapes and sizes have raced over the years - both designed for speed and novelty!

See the Richards Castle Soap Box Derby web site for full details.

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Hinckley BID’s 7th Annual Soap Box Derby The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

See http:/.../hinckley-bids-7th-annual-soap-box-derby for details

Saturday July 9, 2016
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Welton Soapbox Derby 2016 30mph, 1/2 km Race Track!!!
Gravity & Sheer Courage!!!!

FEEL THE NEED; THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!

Welton Soapbox Derby delivers a Spectacular array of amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!

This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!

For an official application form, please email Soapbox HQ: welton_soapbox@outlook.com

Terms & Conditions Apply

Welton Soapbox Derby is an independent nonprofit event with all revenues distributed to local charitable organisations

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1610968789192040/

Sunday July 10, 2016
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Worlaby Downhill Challenge"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
Worlaby Speed Profile

Worlaby Downhill Map

 

Friday July 29, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
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Start: Saturday 30th July 2016
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 VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race

After the success of the second soap box derby last year, the third VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2016.

Entry is free to all  those taking part. The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van. £150.00 first prize.  Enter by emailing adrian.vaughan@kelsey.co.uk

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Harfat soapbox race is go! Taking place this summer on 30th July it will be a fun family afternoon on a closed course with the emphasis on having fun.

See https://www.facebook.com/Haverfordwestsoapbox for details.

Sunday July 31, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
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Start: Saturday 30th July 2016
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 VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race

After the success of the second soap box derby last year, the third VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2016.

Entry is free to all  those taking part. The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van. £150.00 first prize.  Enter by emailing adrian.vaughan@kelsey.co.uk

Sunday August 7, 2016
Sunday August 14, 2016
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There will be a soapbox race in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales on 14th August 2016.

More details to follow...

Sunday August 28, 2016
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Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Challenge The Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Challenge is a hilarious go-cart race down York's Finest Street.

On Sunday 28th August 2016 (the August Bank Holiday) fifty teams from all over Britain will be racing their home made soapbox carts down the steep cobbles street of Micklegate, from the Bar to the River Ouse.

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

Saturday September 10, 2016
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Windmill Hill SoapFestWindmill hill soap box derby will raise money for Clifford AFC and will be a rip-roaring day of thrills and spills for teams, supporters and spectators alike.

The first race, the junior soap box derby, gets underway at 10.30am with adult races starting at 12.30pm. In addition to races there will be food, drink and entertainment for everyone. Funds will be raised through each team’s own sponsorship, ticket sales and sales of food and drink on the day. We urge entering teams to gather as much sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues as possible, as they build their soap boxes in the lead-up to the event. ‘Fun’ or ‘themed’ soap boxes are especially welcome!

Full details and entry forms can be found at skid-marks.co.uk

Sunday September 11, 2016
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Reach Valley Graviy Grand Prix

 

The Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix will take place once again on 11th September 2016. We will keep you up to date with all the latest information on our latest news page, facebook and twitter accounts, so make sure you like these pages and keep in touch.

See https://reachvalleygravitygrandprix.wordpress.com/about/ for full details.

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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix 2016 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

Saturday September 17, 2016
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Brockweir Soapbox Derby Local legends tell of many intrepid pioneers risking all in the descent of Mill Hill in a variety of home built contraptions. 2016 sees all that go official in "Brake for the Border ", a daring dash off the last hill in England towards the River Wye and the Welsh land of dragons!

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

Saturday October 8, 2016
Sunday October 9, 2016
Saturday October 29, 2016
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Brechin Soapbox Cartie Race

 

Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween

Entry forms at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tivtepe4uh1vf79/AABQsnTQ-PbYG7KjCOX2hDGOa?dl=0

 

 

Sunday April 23, 2017
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Teams will consist of driver and four additional crew members, they will be allocated a ‘pit’ area on the market place as a space where they can showcase their vehicle and raise funds for their chosen charity/good cause, the Market Place will also have additional entertainment and food stalls,

A full vehicle build specification and race rules & regulations will be provided on application to race. Teams are encouraged to use the opportunity to raise funds through sponsorship and other opportunities for their good cause, and similarly that teams enter into the spirit of the Challenge and theme their vehicle and race wear.

To apply to enter contact David Brooks – email: davidbrooks@thetfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

See http://www.thetfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/news/st-georges-day-soapbox-challenge/

Sunday May 21, 2017
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Framlingham SoapBox Race

Framlingham SoapBox Race is a fun event for all the family. Come along watch and join in the fun as hand-made gravity powered “soapbox” carts race from Framlingham Castle down Market Hill. Or if you fancy the challenge, make and enter a soapbox racer of your own design.

For further information, see http://www.framlingham-soapbox-race.org/

Sunday June 4, 2017
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 Stoke on Trent Soap Box Derby

More than 40 soapbox carts are registered to take on the sidewinder and leave a skid-mark or two this year. Also included this year are stalls, refreshments, fun fare, after party in the park and fund-raising for charities.

For full details go to metalc.co.uk/soapbox-derby/ or www.facebook.com/stokesoapbox  

 

Saturday June 10, 2017
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 RLI Childrens ward bogie race

The greatest racing event in the world, probably. Come and experience the thrill of the daredevil drivers who dice with death as they aim to be crowned champions of ....... well something. The aim is to have a fun day out for all ages, the focus is very much on family and friends having a good time, hopefully with a little bit of something for everyone. Bouncy castles, archery, paintballing, rock climbing, face painting and the like as well as traditional crafts, vintage cars, a tractor run, and a petting zoo and much, much more. Food and drink available. If you are interested in entering please contact Bob on 07732 426 281, you can also help out as a volunteer, or if you have a stall or vehicle you think we might like, please get in touch.

The event takes place at Greenlands farm village, Tewitfield, Carnforth LA6 1JH on Saturday 10th June 2017 at 1pm.

Entrance is £2 per adult - kids under 16 are free.  Cost of entry for racers is £50 for 4 runs. All rules and regulations can be found on the website. The first 500 paying people through the gate will be entered into a prize draw, the prizes consisting of an ipad, xbox one and a super TV.

Full details, rules, entry forms etc. at www.bogierace.co.uk

 

Saturday June 24, 2017
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 Penn House Gravity Grand Prix

Penn House Grand Prix is a gravity powered time-trial for karts, sidecars and bikes

The course is a kilometre of perfectly smooth private driveway that snakes through a private woodland in Penn Street, Buckinghamshire.

Earl and Countess Howe kindly allowed this event to take place at Penn House, their family home.

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

Sunday June 25, 2017
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If you are creative enough to build a kart, brave enough to throw it down one of our fine hills in Burghfield and decent enough to raise some money for charities that benefit us locally, then why not get involved and enter a BoxKart Bash team.

Full details and entry forms are at http://burghfieldsantas.org.uk/boxkart

Burghfield Boxkart Bash

 

 

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