When: 30th June 2018
Where: North Bank Viewing Area, Ferriby Road, Hessle, East Yorkshire HU13 0LN
£: Teams raise sponsorship money for charity. Free to watch
What is it?
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual community charity event that sees amateur teams competing in handmade carts, racing from one of the country’s iconic landmarks.
This popular event will see local teams race handmade carts down a 450m slip road to the Humber Bridge viewing area in Ferriby Road, Hessle.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday 30th June and the organisers are expecting an array of crazy designs to take to the road. Local businesses and schools will be gathering their teams together, some competing for fun, others for glory.
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, Ghostbusters, Evel Knievel, the Yellow Submarine and Postman Pat’s van.
This year’s Soapbox Derby will be awarding prizes for the best novelty design, fastest team, fastest single run of the day, and the overall winner.
The event usually attracts more than 20 teams and around 2,000 spectators, and it is likely to prove just as popular this year. Every penny raised on the day will go towards the Hull and East Yorkshire (Hey) Smile Foundation.