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Monday May 5, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59
Saturday May 10, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

East Allington Wacky Races 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.

Saturday May 24, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

SCA Championship Points Available

Border Bogies 2014

The 2014 cartie season kicks off in Scotland on Saturday 24th May at the wonderful Border Bogie Challenge. This fun filled family 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.

Entries open on 1st February 2014. Check out their web site and facebook page for further details.

 

Monday May 26, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59
Whitehill Bordon Soapbox Derby

The Whitehill Bordon Town Partnership are holding their annual Soapbox Derby on Monday 26th May 2014. 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 http://www.wbtp-soapboxderby.co.uk for details, or go to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/whitehillbordonSBD.

Start: 12:00

Penn House Gravity Grand PrixThe Penn House Grand Prix in Buckinghamshire will return in 2014 after a very successful first run last year.  The course is quite a challenge technically with what we think is the only steep uphill section in the UK!

This year there will be three classes, an open class and a two formula classes for karts with and without bodywork. The formula classes will have strictly enforced weight limits for complete fairness. It again runs on the long, winding private driveway of a grand country house.

There will also be a trial run of gravity bikes this year so gravity bikes are encouraged to apply.

For full details visit http://www.pennhousegrandprix.co.uk.

Sunday June 8, 2014
Start: 11:00
End: 17:00

Clones Soapbox Race 2014

1000 euro in prizes on offer! The largest payout in Clones Soapbox history. 30 euro entry fee (free entry for sponsors).

  • 1st place will recieve 500
  • 2nd place will recieve 300
  • 3rd place will recieve 200

See the Clones Canal Festival web site for full details.

Saturday June 14, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

Avon Dassett Soapbox The Avon Dassett Annual Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday 14th 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.

A brief summary of classes for entering;-

Class 1 4 wheels
Class 2 3 wheels
Class 3 Sidecar outfits
Class 4 Formula Libre, anything goes (within reason)

 

Start: 11:00
End: 16:00
Fennell Soapbox 2014

Date: Saturday 14th June 2014

Venue: Hillend Centre Farmoor Oxford OX2 9NJ

Times

Scrutineering from 0800

Start time 11.00

Finish and awards 1600

Entry Fee: £30.00 per team

Contact: info@engineeringyourfuture.com

Visit: www.ffennellfestival.org

 

Sunday June 15, 2014
Start: 12:00
End: 17:30
Catterline Cartie ChallengeSCA Championship Points Available

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.

Saturday June 21, 2014
Start: 00:00
Start: Jun 21 2014 - 12:00am
End: Jun 22 2014 - 11:59pm

Coleby Soapbox Derby The Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 21st and 22nd of June 2014. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

Sunday June 22, 2014
End: 23:59
Start: Jun 21 2014 - 12:00am
End: Jun 22 2014 - 11:59pm

Coleby Soapbox Derby The Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 21st and 22nd of June 2014. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

Start: 14:00
End: 18:00

Childrens Ward Bogie Race Raising funds to support and provide the best possible facilities to improve the lives of seriously sick children from the north Lancashire area.

Sunday 22nd June 2014 - Start 2 pm

Check out the event web site or contact Bob on 07732 426 281 for details .

Saturday July 5, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

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.
Sunday July 6, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

Hinckley BID Soap Box DerbyThe 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.

Start: 08:30
End: 16:30

SCA Championship Points Available

Hawklands Hill Run The Hawksland Hill Run is an open, but limited, series of competitions for non powered bogies, carties, sidecars and luge to compete down a closed public roadway over a course of approximately 800m and King of the Hill pushbike hill climb with various other activities including can shy, hoopla and treasure hunt, refreshments, etc.

The aim is to provide a fun but safe race day for people of all ages to enter and enjoy. The course includes several features to test the skill and courage of the competitors and the handling of their entry.

It is also hoped to be able to raise funds for a worthwhile charities and it has been decided that all the money raised will be donated to help in the fight against cancer. The team members of each entry are required to contribute an entry fee and spectators should purchase voting slips to enable them to help in the judging of the Best Fun Bogie Entry.

For full details go the Hawklands Hill Run web site.

Sunday July 13, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

Worlaby Downhill Challenge"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."

More details at http://www.appleheadgravitysport.co.uk or on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AppleHeadGravitySport

  • Course length : ~750m
  • Average gradient : 1 in 15
  • Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
  • Typical top speed : ~40mph

Worlaby Speed Profile

Worlaby Downhill Map

 

Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

Yellow SubmarineThe 2014 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 13th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and can give speeds in excess of 40mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.

Sunday July 20, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59
Lincoln Gravity Racing AssociationThe provisional date for the Lincoln Gravity Bike Festival is 20th July. For further details, see the LGRA Page on Facebook.
Saturday September 13, 2014
Start: 10:30
End: 17:00

Windmill Hill Soap Box DerbyWindmill Hill Soap Box Derby has been created to help raise money for Clifford AFC Development Fund, whilst aiming to be a fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators.

‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to watch! Check out youtube for inspiration.

The first race, which will be the Junior Soap Box Derby will commence at 10.30am and the adult races will start from 12.30pm. In addition to the races there will be food, drink and light entertainment.

For further details, check out the  Windmill Hill Soap Box Derby web site.

Saturday October 18, 2014
Start: 00:00
End: 23:59

Brechin Cartie RaceThis popular race will be back for a third year in 2014. More details in due course.

SCA Championship points available.

 

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