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We’re back for 2022, bigger and better!

The incredibly popular Soapbox Challenge will return for the delight of the onlookers in Accrington town centre on Saturday, 27th August 2022.

The last event saw 26 contestants, over 9000 spectators, and a flurry of family fun stalls and activities. ‘Soapbox cars’ were historically made from wooden soap crates, hence the name, but materials have become more varied since the first publicly recorded Soapbox race in 1904!

Competitors will be challenged to create a four-wheeled non-motorised Soapbox vehicle, using only gravity for fuel and speed. The soapbox must have a form of steering, the ability to brake and competitor safety helmets must be worn – aside from that, there are no rules … it’s simply the first to reach the finishing line wins!


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