UK Soapbox Races 2016
Scroll down for a list of all the upcoming soapbox races in the UK. Please note that, unless otherwise noted, these events are not organised by the SCA. If you have any questions about them, please contact the organisers directly.
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After the success of the first Soap Box Derby in 2015, a date has been set for the Priors Marston Soapbox Derby 2016 !
2016 promises to be bigger & better - there will be children's round (age categorized depending on how many entrants) and adults (16+) round and not forgetting and extreme course perhaps with jumps! - all powered by Adrenalin & Bravery alone.
Designs are to be wacky, wild & wonderful - fancy dress optional but there will be recognition for the best dress Soap Box & their navigator!
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/127118000957970/
See http:/.../hinckley-bids-7th-annual-soap-box-derby for details
FEEL THE NEED; THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!
Welton Soapbox Derby delivers a Spectacular array of amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!
This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!
For an official application form, please email Soapbox HQ: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms & Conditions Apply
Welton Soapbox Derby is an independent nonprofit event with all revenues distributed to local charitable organisations
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1610968789192040/
"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 10 July 2016 which will start at 9:00 hrs."
Entries for this year Worlaby event will open on the 1st February. This year there will be 20 Soapbox, 5 sidecar and 12 Gravity bike places up for grabs. Entries will be taken on a first come first served basis, so please don't delay as last years event was full subscribed in 5 days.
- Course length : ~750m
- Average gradient : 1 in 15
- Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
- Typical top speed : ~40mph
Harfat soapbox race is go! Taking place this summer on 30th July it will be a fun family afternoon on a closed course with the emphasis on having fun.
See https://www.facebook.com/Haverfordwestsoapbox for details.
There will be a soapbox race in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales on 14th August 2016.
More details to follow...
The Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Challenge is a hilarious go-cart race down York's Finest Street.
On Sunday 28th August 2016 (the August Bank Holiday) fifty teams from all over Britain will be racing their home made soapbox carts down the steep cobbles street of Micklegate, from the Bar to the River Ouse.
Full details at http://www.micklegaterun.co.uk/
Windmill hill soap box derby will raise money for Clifford AFC and will be a rip-roaring day of thrills and spills for teams, supporters and spectators alike.
The first race, the junior soap box derby, gets underway at 10.30am with adult races starting at 12.30pm. In addition to races there will be food, drink and entertainment for everyone. Funds will be raised through each team’s own sponsorship, ticket sales and sales of food and drink on the day. We urge entering teams to gather as much sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues as possible, as they build their soap boxes in the lead-up to the event. ‘Fun’ or ‘themed’ soap boxes are especially welcome!
Full details and entry forms can be found at skid-marks.co.uk
The Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix will take place once again on 11th September 2016. We will keep you up to date with all the latest information on our latest news page, facebook and twitter accounts, so make sure you like these pages and keep in touch.
See https://reachvalleygravitygrandprix.wordpress.com/about/ for full details.
The Gravity Grand Prix is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for charity, traditionally The Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
It is an annual event that is held at the end of the summer in the village of Cookham Dean, Berkshire. This year, 2016, will be the 10th consecutive year for holding the event and with a growing number of competitors and spectators, it could be the biggest yet.
Full details at https://sites.google.com/site/ggprix/home
Local legends tell of many intrepid pioneers risking all in the descent of Mill Hill in a variety of home built contraptions. 2016 sees all that go official in "Brake for the Border ", a daring dash off the last hill in England towards the River Wye and the Welsh land of dragons!
Full details at http://www.brockweirsoapboxderby.co.uk
See https://www.facebook.com/groups/1525336264406624 for details.
Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween