UK Soapbox Races 2015

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Monday May 4, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

Tetbury Wacky RacesThe fourth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races Soapbox Derby will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015. In recent years, many teams have shown some great ingenuity in building carts orientated to speed - but that is not wholly in the spirit of the event, so before you set about the task of spending long winter nights in garage, shed or workshop trying to reduce the drag coefficient of your sleek machine, we can advise that from the 2015 event and henceforth, the emphasis will return to celebrating the most “wacky” designs.

For  full details, see the Tetbury Wacky Races web site.

Saturday May 9, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

East Allington Whacky Races The East Allington Whacky Races is intented to be a fun day out for the local community and visitors to the village and to raise money for local groups and charities. The rules have been designed to keep everyone happy and safe, so please keep within the spirit of the rules and the day.

Karts will race one at a time against the clock. A prize will be awarded to the fastest kart in the final round of racing. Preliminary rounds will be held to eliminate slower karts. The number of preliminary rounds and the exact race format will be determined by the race director on the day and will depend on the number of karts. A prize will also be awarded for the best looking kart.  The race director can disqualify karts at his own discretion and his decision is final. All participants must have fun!

Saturday May 23, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

SCA Championship Points Available

Border Bogie Challenge 2015The Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders.   It's an insane, fast-paced timetrial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be Scottish).

And don't forget, for those mums and dads who are prepared to endanger their children for the entertainment of others, there will be two, possibly three kids runs in the morning for the under-sixteens.

Juniors and Senior races.
  • Classes for Soapbox Cartie, Gravity Sidecar, Gravity Bike and Pedal Bike.
  • SCA Championship points available.

Check out their web site and facebook page for further details.

 

Monday May 25, 2015
Start: 00:00
End: 17:00

"Whitehill & Bordon Town Partnership regret to announce that this year’s soapbox derby has been cancelled.

We unfortunately never received enough entries to allow us to run the event and the decision was made on 5th March to cancel the event.

We also need to announce we will not be attempting to run this event agai.

Whitehill & Bordon Town Partnership wish to thank all those people who entered and volunteered at the event."

Sunday June 7, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

Brackley Soapbox Derby 2015 Brackley Soapbox Derby will this year take place on SUNDAY JUNE 7th on the High Street, Brackley.

Entry categories will be as last year, Premier Class, Standard Class and Junior Class and this year more novelty soapbox entries are encouraged.

Details and entry form can be can be downloaded from the information page on their web site.

Brackley Soapbox Derby will once again be supporting Katharine House Hospice.

Saturday June 13, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00
Saturday June 20, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

Avon Dassett SoapboxThe Avon Dassett Annual Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday 20th June 2015.

  • CLASS 1: 4 Wheelers
  • CLASS 2: 3 Wheelers
  • CLASS 3: Sidecar outfits
  • CLASS 4: Formula Libre (completely free from regulations but must pass scrutineering,  including brake test).

For further details, please contact the organisers directly.

Start: 13:00
 
Stubbylead Soapbox Challenge
 
See the Stubbylee Soapbox Challenge group on Facebook for further information.
 
Start: 13:00
End: 17:00
Welton Soap Box DerbyIt is now official - following major success in the summer of 2014. The Welton Soap Box Derby will return; with 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: Welton_soapbox@outlook.com

Terms & Conditions Apply.
Saturday June 27, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

The third Penn House Grand Prix returns this year on a slightly later date of June 27th. The meeting is aimed at enthusiasts who really want a fair and challenging competition. Weight limits in the 'formula' classes are strictly enforced and there is also an 'open' class that allows anything safe to have a run. The technical standard was very high in 2014 and looks to be the same or better in 2015. Gravity bikes are very welcome. Email adrian@sbcon.co.uk for information.

 

Start: 10:30
End: 17:00

Make your own simple box car and bring it to race down the track in Wicksteed Park's first ever Soap Box Derby! Fancy dress encouraged!

See the Wicksteed Park Soapbox web site for full details. Alternatively phone 01536 512 475 and ask for Charlotte, or email charlotte@wicksteedpark.org.

Entry fees and sponsorship money (optional) will go to Wicksteed Charitable Trust and Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal. Register from 10.30am - 12noon. First race 12noon.

Saturday July 4, 2015
Start: 11:00
End: 17:00

Humber Bridge Soapbox

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby was inaugurated by Hessle Town Council and South Ferriby Parish Council in the summer of 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It is for amateur teams to enter their handmade carts and have some fun, win prizes and raise money for charity. In 2012 in excess of £4,000 was raised for Help for Heroes and in 2013 a similar amount was raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Soapboxes descend from the deck of one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, The Humber Bridge, on a closed road lined by spectators and into the tourist viewing area. Your Soapbox can be made of any material and teams are made up of school and academy entrants, businesses and private individuals. Creative and crazy designs are actively encouraged, as are business entries with company logos and branding displayed. There are several prizes awarded by businesses to encourage fund raising. The main prize, for the most sponsorship raised, being a mini cruise from Hull to either Bruges or Amsterdam courtesy of one of our sponsors, P&O Ferries.

Rules, entry forms, etc., will be available on http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/ from 2nd week in January 2015.

Sunday July 5, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

Hinkley BID Soap Box DerbyThe Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby is intended as an annual fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators of all ages from the Hinckley area, and beyond. As an event, it is also intended to raise money for local charities.

The aim is to encourage up to 50 Soap Box Teams to compete.

The idea is to utilise the natural hill on Castle Street for individual 'Time-Trial' performances – 3 runs per Team. The course will start from the Church Walk junction and end in Market Square.

'Themed' Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to spectators.

Although an Entry fee is required (£25 per team), this event is also subsidised by the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership.

Saturday July 11, 2015
Start: 00:00
End: 17:00

Penarth Soapbox Derby The Penarth Downhill Derby is an event held on Carnival Day each year where amateur drivers race homemade karts (Soapbox Vehicles) down the hill towards the esplanade. Each hand-made vehicle is non-motorised and relies on the force of gravity (and skill) for propulsion. Karts built for speed or fun are welcome to race against each other on the all new obstacle course.

The course has been designed to accommodate both speed and fun elements and is open to everyone.

For full details, please see the Penarth Downhill Derby web site.

Start: 12:00
End: 18:00

Come and join in the fun at the very first soapbox challenge at Priors Marston.

There is a course for all, ranging from childrens to a more extreme course for the brave amongst you. This event is for amateur drivers with a passion for soapbox vehicles.

All vehicles are to be home made and be powered by adrenalin and courage along with a good wind!!!

Please email rebecca.phipps@hotmail.co.uk for booking forms as places are limited.

Sunday July 12, 2015
Start: 00:00
End: 17:00

Red Bull Soapbox London 2015 The Red Bull Soapbox is returning to Alexandra Palace London for 2015.

Unfortunately, it once again clashes with the three other races in the UK soapbox race calendar.

Start: 08:30
End: 16:30

SCA Championship Points Available

Hawklands Hill Run The Hawksland Hill Run is an open, but limited, series of competitions for non powered bogies, carties, sidecars and luge to compete down a closed public roadway over a course of approximately 800m and King of the Hill pushbike hill climb with various other activities including can shy, hoopla and treasure hunt, refreshments, etc.

The aim is to provide a fun but safe race day for people of all ages to enter and enjoy. The course includes several features to test the skill and courage of the competitors and the handling of their entry.

It is also hoped to be able to raise funds for a worthwhile charities and it has been decided that all the money raised will be donated to help in the fight against cancer. The team members of each entry are required to contribute an entry fee and spectators should purchase voting slips to enable them to help in the judging of the Best Fun Bogie Entry.

For full details go the Hawklands Hill Run web site.

Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

Yellow SubmarineThe 2015 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 12th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and can give speeds in excess of 40mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.

Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

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 12 July 2015 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

 

Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

The event on Sunday July 12 at noon is being run by the town’s carnival committee.

In a bid to attract a wide range of fast and fun entries, there are eight classes including children and youth groups, adults, pubs and hotels, shops and businesses and other towns and villages. Prizes will be for the best fancy dress and fastest entries.

Carnival chairman Tony Shipp said: "It will be a fun event but I am sure some businesses, such as garages, will be competitive."

All soapboxes will be checked for safety at motorsport-style scrutineering, and all drivers must wear protective headgear or helmets. A local motorsport club is also providing timing equipment.

Entry deadline is July 6.

Find out more about the classes and regulations at www.cromercarnival.co.uk

Start: 10:00
End: 17:00
 
Newpot Pagnell Soapbox 2015
Saturday August 8, 2015
Start: 00:00
Start: Aug 8 2015 - 12:00am
End: Aug 9 2015 - 11:59pm

VW Camper & Bus Show Soapbox Race, Hertfordshire. After the success of the first VW Camper and Bus Show soap box derby, the second edition takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL over the weekend of the 8-9 August 2015. Entry is free to all those taking part.

The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van.

Find out more at http://www.vwcamperandbus.com/camper-and-bus-show

Sunday August 9, 2015
End: 23:59
Start: Aug 8 2015 - 12:00am
End: Aug 9 2015 - 11:59pm

VW Camper & Bus Show Soapbox Race, Hertfordshire. After the success of the first VW Camper and Bus Show soap box derby, the second edition takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL over the weekend of the 8-9 August 2015. Entry is free to all those taking part.

The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van.

Find out more at http://www.vwcamperandbus.com/camper-and-bus-show

Saturday September 12, 2015
Start: 10:30
End: 17:00

Windmill Hill Soap Box DerbyWindmill Hill Soap Box Derby has been created to help raise money for Clifford AFC Development Fund, whilst aiming to be a fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators.

‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to watch! Check out youtube for inspiration.

The first race, which will be the Junior Soap Box Derby will commence at 10.30am and the adult races will start from 12.30pm. In addition to the races there will be food, drink and light entertainment.

For further details, check out the Windmill Hill Soap Box Derby web site.

Sunday September 13, 2015
Start: 11:00
End: 17:00

Cookham Dean Gravity Grand PrixThe Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for charity, traditionally The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.

The course will be from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. See the their web site for full details.

Saturday October 3, 2015
Start: 09:00
Start: Oct 3 2015 - 9:00am
End: Oct 4 2015 - 5:00pm

 

East Coast Challenge

The 2015 East Coast Challenge of Gravity Racing is held at various locations on the US. This event is open to ALL Gravity Racers. Any Soapbox Racer, Drift Triker, Long Boarder, Street Luger or Gravity Biker.

See the event page on facebook for details and to keep up to date with the latest news.

Sunday October 4, 2015
End: 17:00
Start: Oct 3 2015 - 9:00am
End: Oct 4 2015 - 5:00pm

 

East Coast Challenge

The 2015 East Coast Challenge of Gravity Racing is held at various locations on the US. This event is open to ALL Gravity Racers. Any Soapbox Racer, Drift Triker, Long Boarder, Street Luger or Gravity Biker.

See the event page on facebook for details and to keep up to date with the latest news.

Saturday October 31, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 16:00

Brechin Cartie Race BRAVO Brechin would like to invite you to once again participate in Scotland’s biggest Gravity Cartie Race

Full details on Brechin's Halloween in the City facebook page.

SCA Championship points available.

Got any questions about this event? Please contact the organisers via their facebook page.

 

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