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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

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Crazy Jean's Soapbox Race, Tunbridge Wells

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


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Hawksland Bogie Race

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

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How to manage and negate the possibility of personal liability?

April 11, 2018 - 09:05

An email has flooded in to our inbox from a race organiser asking about insurance cover. Do any of the event organisers out there have any advice to share?

"Our event organisers are trying to explore how best to manage and negate the possibility of personal liability in the event of a significant injury claim. I'd be very interested to know how you have structured the organisation of your event. A there identifiable 'organisers' who take on the responsibility of insurance etc?  One suggestion we have been given is to form a limited company as this could mean only 'the company' is liable rather than particular individuals. Any tips or thoughts about this or simply mentioning what you do would be most appreciated."

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Fishguard Soapbox Derby

April 10, 2018 - 08:44
Start: Saturday 28th July 2018 End: Saturday 28th July 2018

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Lanhydrock Dilly Cart Race

April 9, 2018 - 15:03
Start: Sunday 10th June 2018 End: Sunday 10th June 2018

The York Bid Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge

April 9, 2018 - 13:33
Start: Monday 27th August 2018 End: Monday 27th August 2018

We will be looking for 50 spectacular but fun soapbox carts to hurtle down the cobbled street of Micklegate, we would love applications from the following:

  •     Charities
  •     Schools
  •     Small Businesses
  •     Corporate Businessess
  •     Individuals
  •     Ladies Teams

Do you have what it takes to compete ?

Applications will be open to everyone in March 2018 ... so be ready to join in Micklegate's wackiest event of the year.

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April 5, 2018 - 14:12
Start: Saturday 5th May 2018 End: Saturday 5th May 2018

Rushden Soapbox Derby

April 2, 2018 - 16:17
Start: Wednesday 13th June 2018 End: Wednesday 13th June 2018

Brockweir Soapbox Derby

April 2, 2018 - 09:54
Start: Saturday 15th September 2018 End: Saturday 15th September 2018

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Stoke on Trent Soapbox Derby

April 2, 2018 - 08:51
Start: Sunday 20th May 2018 End: Sunday 20th May 2018

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St George's Day Soapbox Challenge, Thetford

March 30, 2018 - 16:40
Start: Sunday 22nd April 2018 End: Sunday 22nd April 2018

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Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby

March 29, 2018 - 19:59
Start: Saturday 30th June 2018 End: Saturday 30th June 2018

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Northallerton Soabox Challenge

March 29, 2018 - 19:55
Start: Sunday 29th July 2018 End: Sunday 29th July 2018

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Peel Soapbox Derby, Isle of Man

March 29, 2018 - 19:28
Start: Sunday 3rd June 2018 End: Sunday 3rd June 2018

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Rothes Golf Club Soap Box Race

March 29, 2018 - 19:13
Start: Saturday 9th June 2018 End: Saturday 9th June 2018