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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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.
This will be an event for all the family and the whole community. The track uses the footpath that stretches for about 400 metres, with bends, straights, chicanes, and a few obstacles to negotiate. There will be two classes. Juniors 8 - 13yrs and adult class up to 89yrs. A cart can be entered in more than one class. Each class can have a different driver, e.g. a friend or sibling.
Prizes will be awarded for best time trial, best looking cart, best driving and top speed. A medal will also be awarded to all team entries.
Places are limited, so register now and get building your soap box. If you are a youth group, social club, church, local company, scouts or uniform group or just mad about soap box. Get involved and enter now as it's first come first served.
For entry details, phone 01782 267 888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween