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Is "Thrills and Spills" Harming Gravity Racing?

May 23, 2018 - 16:19

"Thrills and spills" always pulls in the crowds, but is this really in the best interests of soapbox racing? Red Bull Soapbox has raised the profile of cartie racing, but at what cost? Has it given an expectation of spectacular crashes that is not sustainable in the long term from a health and safety point of view? Given the difficulty events are now having in getting insurance cover, perhaps we should move away from designing courses with obstacles that make them more dangerous?

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Time to Ban Jumps at Soapbox Races?

May 21, 2018 - 10:30
  A disasterous landing at the Alexandra Palace Red Bull Soapbox

A competitor has suffered a fractured vertebrae at the Billericay Soapbox Derby this weekend as a result of landing heavily from a ramp on the course.

 

 "A VOLUNTEER who fractured his back during a soap box derby is hoping others can support him while he is signed off from work.

Billericay Round Table member, Jim Wroe, suffered a fractured vertebrae after a crash at the Billericay Soapbox Derby on Bank Holiday Monday.

Jim will now be in a full body brace for up to two months, and is unable to work – but fortunately there are no signs of permanent nerve damage. The dedicated volunteer works supporting vulnerable young people, but as a result will not receive sick pay, leading to concerns how he will pay his bills and mortgage in the interim.

The accident happened after Jim was racing in the round table’s Round Table Trojan Rabbit, and he landed heavily following a jump."

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Tetbury Wacky Races

May 2, 2018 - 13:32
Start: Monday 7th May 2018 End: Monday 7th May 2018

See http://alangreenway.co.uk/wackyracestetbury/ for details.

 

Crazy Jean's Soapbox Race, Tunbridge Wells

April 25, 2018 - 16:28
Start: Saturday 16th June 2018 End: Saturday 16th June 2018

 

See https://www.crazyjeansevents.com/  for full details.

Hawksland Bogie Race

April 25, 2018 - 11:45
Start: Sunday 8th July 2018 End: Sunday 8th July 2018

See https://www.facebook.com/groups/HawkslandBogieRace/about/ for details.