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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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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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Get Inspired for Red Bull Soap Box London 2013

Red Bull Soapbox London 2013 Red Bull Soapbox Race is coming to London's Alexandra Palace this summer - here to challenge all amateur drivers in the ultimate test of creativity and skill as you create your own soapbox racer.

Fancy yourself as the fastest thing on four wheels? You and your team could be taking part in these wacky races at one of London's most iconic locations.

To kickstart your imagination and for more details on the race check out these pictures of the most insane creations.

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