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The Clee Hill Summit Soapbox Run originally planned for earlier this year has been postponed until the Spring of next year. The provisional date for the first official run is the 30th March 2014, although there will probably be an impromptu run on New Years day, weather permitting.
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Now in it’s 9th year, the East Allington Whacky Races comprises a go-kart or soap-box style race through the village of East Allington, with competitors racing time trial style for the prestigous Luscombe Trophy. A sophisticated timing system will time each of the karts as they race down East Allington’s steep hill, starting at the school, passing the church, the Fortescue Arms and the treacherous Fortescue corner and finishing outside the Village Hall. There are categories for adults as well as children and a variety of fun prizes.
See http://www.eastallingtonwhackyraces.co.uk/ for full details.
The 2014 cartie season kicks off in Scotland on Saturday 24th May at the wonderful Border Bogie Challenge. This fun filled famiy event is well worth the trip either as a spectator or as a competitor. There is a shorter course for the junior racers and a longer course for those of us who should know better.
- Juniors and Senior races.
- Classes for Soapbox Cartie, Gravity Sidecar, Gravity Bike and Pedal Bike.
- SCA Championship points available.
Web Site will be updated for Entries open on 1st Aug 2013....Max 30 adults (Soapbox/Side Hacks), +Gravity Bikes + Luge. See http://borderbogie.co.uk for details.
The Catterline Cartie Challenge is an annual competition for home made "gravity powered" soapbox carties which is held as part of Catterline Gala Weekend. It was first held in 2005, and is one of the highlights of the village year.
It also forms part of the SCA Championship series.
Top speeds are around 30mph, and the short and twisty course provides plenty of excitement for drivers and spectators alike.
Entries for existing teams will be available from 1st January 2014, with entries from new teams being accepted from early February 2014.
Details, entry forms, rules, etc are on Catterline Online.
The Avon Dassett Annual Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday 21st June 2014. Funds raised are donated to the Warwickshire Air Ambulance and BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Mens Association) charities.A new dedicated web site is in preparation. This will include rules, a history of the event and photos of past races on this soon to be resurfaced hill.
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby was inaugurated by Hessle Town Council and South Ferriby Parish Council in the summer of 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual race for amateur teams to enter their handmade carts and have some fun, win prizes and raise money for good causes. In 2013 the event resulted in over £800 in prizes for competitors and raised over £3,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.Rules, entry forms, etc., will be available on http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/ from 7th December 2013.
The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby is intended as an annual fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators of all ages from the Hinckley area, and beyond. As an event, it is also intended to raise money for local charities.
The aim is to encourage up to 50 Soap Box Teams to compete.
The idea is to utilise the natural hill on Castle Street for individual 'Time-Trial' performances – 3 runs per Team. The course will start from the Church Walk junction and end in Market Square.
'Themed' Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to spectators.
For further details, contact Steve Wegerif.
"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 13 July 2014 which will start at 9:00 hrs."
- Course length : ~750m
- Average gradient : 1 in 15
- Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
- Typical top speed : ~40mph