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Avon Dassett Soap Box Derby, Warwickshire

Saturday 14th June 2014
Saturday 14th June 2014

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)


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Border Bogie Challenge, Denholm, Scottish Borders

Saturday 24th May 2014
Saturday 24th May 2014

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.


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New Gravity Racing Association in Lincolnshire

LGRA LogoA new group has been formed to "encourage and organise gravity racing events in and around the city of Lincoln". The Lincoln Gravity Racing Association are planning to races for 2014 - the Lincoln Gravity Bike Festival in May and the Normanby Rise Gravity Race in September.

Details are sketchy at the moment, and the dates are not yet confirmed. For further information, contact them via their facebook page.

Meanwhile, another new event has been confirmed at Coleby near Lincoln. Details for this are sparse too, except that it will be run over the weekend of 21st and 22nd June 2014. A web site is promised soon.


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Halloween Cartie Race, Brechin, Angus

Saturday 19th October 2013
Saturday 19th October 2013

SCA Championship Points Available

Brechin Halloween Cartie Race

Brechin Cartie RaceBack for a second year, and with a new extended course twice the length of last years.

SCA Championship points available.

Full details on the Brechin Halloween Facebook page. Cartie Race forms  available online at links below:

Forms also available at Bruce Brymers butcher on St Davids Street or Print Matters on Swan Street.

All entry forms must be submitted by 27th September 2013.

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Two Days = Too Much?

Soapbox Survey

 What type of race do you prefer?

Click here to let us know.

Back in 2009, the SCA ran the first two day soapbox cartie race in the UK at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme. This was to make the event more attractive to teams travelling a long way and maximise the amount of racing we could get, since access to the mountain was limited. Since then, the Dalby Forest Soapbox Derby has been the only other event to have been successfully run over two days.

Cairngorm and Dalby both finished in 2012. Two more two day races were planned for 2013; Annandale and Drumlanrig, but they were both cancelled. The main reason stated for Annandale's cancellation was insufficient entries, and although entry numbers were not a factor in the cancellation of Drumlanrig it had only had about a dozen entries when the plug was pulled. Meanwhile, one day races such as Richards Castle and Worlaby continue to attract a large numbers of entries despite both being run on the same day.

So are two day races the way forward, or do people prefer one day events? We've created a short survey to see what type of soapbox race people prefer. If you have a couple of minutes spare we'd appreciate it if you could complete it and let us know what type of races you would like to see being organised.

To take the survey, please click here.