UK Soapbox Races 2016

UK Soapbox Race Calendar 2016Scroll 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.

Want to add your soapbox race to the 2016 Scottish Carties soapbox racing calendar? Just get in touch and we'll be happy to publicise your event. There is no charge for this service, and you don't have to be in Scotland either!

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Saturday July 2, 2016
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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/

Sunday July 3, 2016
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Richards Castle Soap Box 2016

 

The Richards Castle Soap Box Derby challenges teams to build and race carts in aid of charitable causes - carts of all shapes and sizes have raced over the years - both designed for speed and novelty!

See the Richards Castle Soap Box Derby web site for full details.

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Hinckley BID’s 7th Annual Soap Box Derby The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

See http:/.../hinckley-bids-7th-annual-soap-box-derby for details

Saturday July 9, 2016
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Welton Soapbox Derby 2016 30mph, 1/2 km Race Track!!!
Gravity & Sheer Courage!!!!

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: welton_soapbox@outlook.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/

Sunday July 10, 2016
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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 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.

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

 

Friday July 29, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
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Saturday July 30, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
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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.

Sunday July 31, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
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Sunday August 7, 2016
Sunday August 14, 2016
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There will be a soapbox race in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales on 14th August 2016.

More details to follow...

Sunday August 28, 2016
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Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Challenge 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/

Saturday September 10, 2016
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Windmill Hill SoapFestWindmill 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

Sunday September 11, 2016
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Reach Valley Graviy Grand Prix

 

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.

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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix 2016 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

Saturday September 17, 2016
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Brockweir Soapbox Derby 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

Saturday October 8, 2016
Saturday October 29, 2016
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Brechin Soapbox Cartie Race

 

Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween

Entry forms at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tivtepe4uh1vf79/AABQsnTQ-PbYG7KjCOX2hDGOa?dl=0

 

 

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