When: 25th June 2016, from 9am
£: Teams raise sponsorship money for charity. Free to watch
What is it?
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual community charity event. The derby will see amateur teams competing in handmade carts, racing from one of the country’s iconic landmarks.
This year’s event will take place from 9am on Saturday 25th June, and organisers say they have been inundated with applications already.
This popular racing event will see local teams drive handmade carts down a 450m slip road to the Humber Bridge viewing area in Ferriby Road, Hessle. Forty five teams, from local businesses and schools, are expected to take part.
The carts can be made from all kinds of materials, and competitors often let their imaginations run wild when coming up with ideas and designs. All of the soapboxes are powered by gravity, not an engine in sight! Quirky designs for past soapboxes have included the Batmobile and Postman Pat’s van.
Competition categories in this year’s Soapbox Derby will include the most innovative design, the best turned-out soapbox crew, the fastest single-run of the day, and the overall winner.
During the day there will also be children’s rides, stalls and refreshments. Over 2,000 people turned up to watch the event last year, and it likely to prove just as popular this year.
Every penny raised on the day will go towards Hull and East Yorkshire (Hey) Smile Foundation.
More info: www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk