Soapbox Cartie

Belchford Downhill Challenge, Lincolnshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

Belchford DownhillThe Belchford Downhill Challenge will be taking place on Furlongs Lane, Belchford in 2012.

The Downhill Challenge is a soapbox cart race in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Beauty. With a 50m drop over the 650m of the course, carts reach 45mph and with the chicanes, it is very exciting.

See their web site for further details.


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Avon Annual Soap Box Derby, Warwickshire

Saturday 23rd June 2012
Saturday 23rd June 2012

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 for details.


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Whitehill Bordon Soapbox Derby, Hampshire

Monday 4th June 2012
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 for details.

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Bedwellty Park Soap Box Derby, Blaenau Gwent

Sunday 16th September 2012

Bedwellty Park will see its first Soap Box Derby this September!

This will be a time-trial race with one cart at a time racing down one of our historic paths.  Categories are 12-17 year olds and Over 18s.  Awards will be for the fastest cart in each category, as well as the overall fastest cart.

This is also a novelty race based on the famous wager between Ironmasters Samuel Homfray of Tredegar and Penydarren Ironworks, and Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa.  Their bet was over a steam-powered locomotive carrying tons of iron over rails, and thus we will award another prize for the best locomotive-themed cart.

Little racers can also enter their teddy bears into the Bedwellty Teddy Bear Race.  The teddy bears need to race in some kind of cart too, and the winner will be established by knock-out races.  No entry form required - just bring your teddy cart and teddy bear on the day!  The fastest teddy will win a prize.

For spectators there will be food, music, and a bouncy castle for children.

If you have any questions about the Bedwellty Soap Box Derby please phone them on 01495 353370 or contact them by email.

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Marnhull Annual Soapbox Derby, Dorset

Sunday 3rd June 2012
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.

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