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Bridlington to Host Yorkshire Coast Super Soapbox Challenge

The Yorkshire Coast Super Soap Box challenge is returning for a second year.

Last year the event saw teams race their non-motorised soapbox carts through Filey.

This year the event will be in Bridlington on Sunday the 11th of September.

Event Director Andrew Pearson hopes it will continue to tour the local area.

The event in September will see local teams racing non-motorised soapbox carts through the town.

Last year the Filey Super Soapbox Challenge entertained crowds of 20 thousand people.

Andrew Pearson says after last years hill start in Filey, the relatively flat Bridlington course is going to need a sizeable starting ramp.

Organisers of the event are looking for adventurous teams of five people to enter a team, build a cart and gather their friends and family to cheer them down the track for The Bridlington BID Super Soapbox Challenge. It could be a group of mates, colleagues from a local business who wish to brand their cart for their company, or a local community group or charity who can race to raise vital funds for their cause.

Over and above trophies for the top racers, entrants can compete for awards such as “Most Innovative Cart Design”, “Best Turned-out Soapbox crew” and even “Joker of the Day!”

The event is expected to be very popular with crowds of thousands gathering in the town. The Yorkshire Coast BID Bridlington Super Soapbox Challenge promises to be a fantastic day’s racing for the whole family watching the carts whizzing down the course. And it wouldn’t be a Soapbox Race without a few shocker bumps and crashes for good measure.

To enter a corporate team costs just £200, and for private individuals, charities, community groups and emergency services, entry is just £100.  Entry details are available at https://supersoapboxchallenge.co.uk/bridlington/enter/

Martyn Coltman, Yorkshire Coast Bid Director, commented:

“It’s great to be welcoming the Super Soapbox Challenge back to the Yorkshire Coast for the second year. Given its popularity last year, we can’t wait to be welcoming thousands of people to the Bridlington seafront. The event provides a perfect opportunity to not just raise funds for charity, but also bring together your colleagues or group of friends for a day you certainly won’t forget. We’re sure there’ll be a lot of thrills and spills along the way!”

Andrew Pearson, Event Marketing Director said

“This is going to be a fantastic, fun-packed day for all the family. Gates are open at 10am and our mystery celebrity will be first down the ramp at 11am. Teams can sign up today at: https://supersoapboxchallenge.co.uk/bridlington/enter/ and everyone can also meet our favourite champion soapbox racer and mascot, Sir Sidney Cartalot.”

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