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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Spectacular! That's the only word to describe the Rotary Club of Billericay's planned biggest cash-raising venture in years. Fancy being a "Boy Racer"? Now's your chance. So, prepare to strap up, belt up and get helmeted for the major Rotary event of 2016 in Billericay. The Soapbox Derby!
Note the date now: Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Designated race- track (agreed by Essex Highways) - the glorious downhill run from Sun Corner down London Road towards the Western Road traffic lights. Racing all day from 10.00 a.m. to about 5.00 p.m. All sizes. All ages - wackier the better. The Wacky Racers will form part of the spectacular fun day.
See http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=540825&ClubID=1390 for full details.
As you would expect with just a few months to go, preparations are well underway for the fifth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races soapbox derby that will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May.
Last year saw many and varied entries ranging from a galleon made from bits of a garden shed, a steam engine, a carrot, a giant cream egg and the Jamaican Bobsleigh team to name but a few and we anticipate similar creative entries this year.
So if you are considering an entry, now is the time to start planning and putting a few ideas together while leaving plenty of time to really test the vehicle before race day.
Full details are at http://www.tetburywackyraces.co.uk/
The Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It's an insane, fast-paced timetrial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be Scottish).
And don't forget, for those mums and dads who are prepared to endanger their children for the entertainment of others, there will be two, possibly three kids runs in the morning for the under-sixteens.Juniors and Senior races.
- Classes for Soapbox Cartie, Gravity Sidecar, Gravity Bike and Pedal Bike.
- SCA Championship points available.
The Childrens Ward Bogie Race is a fundraising campaign to support and provide the best possible facilities to improve the lives of seriously sick children from the north Lancashire area.
Any money raised at the bogie race event to help to dramatically improve the children stay at the children’s ward.
Full details at http://bogierace.co.uk
The Brackley Soapbox Derby will run in 2016 on SUNDAY JUNE 19th.
There are some changes to the running of the soapboxes for 2016 so be sure to look at the new rules and regulations carefully which are now available from the information page .
Numbers are limited this year so if you want to take part please submit your entry as early as possible.
Full details can be found at http://www.brackleysoapbox.org
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual race for amateur teams. Enter handmade carts at the same time as raising money for charity, having fun and winning prizes! Your team can consist of individual groups, apprentices, schools, colleges, designers and people working in the renewable, maritime and transport sector.
They are particularly proud of the teams who have raised significant sums of money for our previous charity partners and actively promote creative and crazy designs for all carts as well as business entries complete with company logos.
Full details and entry forms at http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/
Penn House Grand Prix is back in 2016 on June 25th. The event includes classes for bikes, streamlined karts and roadster karts without bodywork. Full details available from the event web site and also on Facebook at Penn House Grand Prix and we have a website. Pennhousegrandprix.co.uk. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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
There will be a soapbox race in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales on 14th August 2016.
More details to follow...
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