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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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Richards Castle Soap Box Derby, Shropshire

Sunday 10th July 2011
Sunday 10th July 2011

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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Champion of Richards Castle Soap Box for sale

Soap Box For Sale Ian Astley, of Bishopstone Racing Motors, is the undisputed champion of the Richards Castle Soap Box, having competed in every one since racing began in 2004. After announcing his retirement, Mr Astley, who is in his 70s, has asked the committee to sell his kart, which has never been defeated.

Full details here and here.

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Richards Castle Soap Box Derby, Shropshire

Sunday 11th July 2010
Sunday 11th July 2010

 

 
 

The 2010 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 11th 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.

 

The SCA is not associated with this event in any way. If you have any questions about the event, please contact the organisers directly.

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