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Clones Soapbox Race, Co Monaghan, Ireland

Friday 13th September 2013
Sunday 15th September 2013


Clones Canal Soapbox Race

A challenge; the best of Ireland against the best of England, Scotland and Wales. Who is up for it? 1000 euro in prizes on offer!

This years race will feature some tweaks and adjustments this year to keep thing's fresh and exciting. See the Clones Canal Festival web site for further details.

Check out the video of last year's race here.


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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix, Berkshire

Sunday 1st September 2013
Sunday 1st September 2013

The 7th Cookham Deam Gravity Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 1st September 2013. This popular local event has been running since 2007, raising money for charity and having fun at the same time.

Full details from here.


Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix


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Four Races in Two Days

Red Bull SoapboxFour races in two days. This is the biggest soapbox racing weekend of the year.

Saturday sees the postponed Lanhydrock Dilly Cart Race in Cornwall, and Sunday has three major races taking place across the UK. Serious gravity racers will have had to choose between the well established and very popular Richards Castle Soapbox Derby in Shropshire and the newly extended Worlaby Downhill Challenge in Lincolnshire. With Cairngorm, Belchford and Annandale not taking place this year these are two of the fastest races in the calendar and will both attract a high quality field.

All of these are likely to be overshadowed, however, by the Red Bull Soapbox at Alexandra Palace in London. This high profile race will bring huge crowds out to see all sorts of wild and wacky themed soapbox teams showing their style and speed and trying to entertain the crowds.

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Team Rooket Back On Top

Hawklands Hill Run

Team Rooket opened up a useful 3 point lead at the top of the SCA Championship after their win at the Hawkands Hill Run last weekend. Their aggregate total distance of 2274m put them 228m ahead of Where's Me Spanners. They also took time to answer all the inquisitive peoples questions about their carties and chatted away generally with other competitors and spectators.

They were presented with the cup, winners rosette and £20 prize money, and they promptly donated the £20 prize money back to the charity funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and MacMillan Cancer Care. The total rasied has not been finalised, but is though to be around £600.

The next race in the SCA Championship is the Drumlanrig Gravity Grand Prix at the end of August. With two races still left in the championship anything is still possible and even those teams that didn't attend Hawklands Hill still have a chance of lifting the trophy.

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Soapbox Racing on TV All Week

Red Bull Soapbox LondonIn the run up to the Red Bull Soapbox Race this Sunday, Dave will be giving sneak peeks at the competition with features on four of the teams taking part;

  • The Tube (three guys in finance who are outing their alter egos),
  • Piece Of Cake,
  • Team Thunderbird (trying to break the world record for the most ice lollies eaten in a set amount of time)
  • Team Spitphya (a 1920s style team).

With episodes stripped across the week, we’ll get a sneak peek into the competition itself, look at a small selection of the teams and follow their journey from build to race day. Stand by for thrills spills, design disasters and blood, sweat and tears in the lead-up till race day. 

The race itself will be shown at 4pm on Sunday 14th July.

Road To Red Bull Soapbox Race
Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July at 7pm on Dave

Red Bull Soapbox Race
Sunday 14th July at 4pm on Dave

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