UK Soapbox Races 2015

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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!!!

The course is approximately 700M in length with the adult and Corporate Course having 3 hair pin bends just to add to the excitement!! The maximum gradient on adult course is 8.1%.

There will be refreshments and food available for sale, and in the evening there will be an after party where there will be a bar, disco and pig roast until late. Tickets for this event can either be booked in advance or bought on the day.

Entry fees are;

  • under 15s £10
  • 15-18s     £15  
  • Adults      £20
  • Corporate or professional £40 
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

Monday August 31, 2015
Start: 09:00
End: 17:00

Aldington Soapbox Derby

The Aldington Soapbox Derby will take place on Monday 31th August 2015.

Build yourself a whacky crowd pleaser, or create something that will challenge the course record.

It's not all about the racing, this is also a fantastic day out for the family with plenty to see and do.

The main purpose of the event is to raise funds for our chosen beneficiaries,The Pilgrims’ Hospices, Aldington Village Hall and Ashford Lions Club Charities.

Full details and entry forms available from the Aldington Soapbox Derby facebook page

 

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.

 

Friday June 10, 2016
Start: 00:00
Start: Jun 10 2016 - 12:00am
End: Jun 12 2016 - 11:59pm
Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 10th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

Saturday June 11, 2016
(all day)
Start: Jun 10 2016 - 12:00am
End: Jun 12 2016 - 11:59pm
Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 10th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

Sunday June 12, 2016
End: 23:59
Start: Jun 10 2016 - 12:00am
End: Jun 12 2016 - 11:59pm
Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 10th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

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