Wheels secured and brakes checked… participants in York’s most unusual road race are undertaking final preparations on their person-powered vehicles, ready for the fourth annual Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge.
The family friendly event, taking place this bank holiday Monday, will see groups, companies and organisations putting their vehicles through their paces on timed runs down York’s Micklegate, just inside the city walls.
Competitors will face straights, curves and even cobbles before reaching the finish line at the bottom of the hill. The soapboxes will start from a specially constructed 6m ramp near Micklegate Bar, giving participants the best possible flying start.
The racing is expected to begin at 10am on the Bank Holiday Monday, so get there early to find a good viewing spot. In addition to the racing, there will be a fun fair, live music, a food court and a super car display.
The Micklegate run is organised by Micklegate Business Initiative and sponsored by The York BID. The event will be raising money for charities, including The Island & York River Boat Rescue.
When: 26th August 2019
Where: Micklegate, York
More info: www.micklegaterun.co.uk