Red Bull Soapbox Race – A fun day out with friends or family
We seem to be whizzing through summer at a rate of knots. And, it’s so easy to miss some of the great things that happen in the Capital over the ‘Summer’ months. Hopefully by 14th July, when the Soapbox Race is scheduled things will be warmer and sunnier. And I’ve got a set of four tickets to give away to London-Unattached readers for the Soapbox challenge at London’s Alexandra Palace
I’ve heard of the Red Bull Soapbox Race but didn’t realise that it is an international event. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. This unique, non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.
These are just a few shots sent to me by Red Bull of soapbox racers that have already been entered for this year’s challenge…
I particularly like the iconic London taxi…in miniature! I wonder if he is for hire – and what his rate per mile is.
The First Red Bull Soapbox race was in the year 2000, in Brussels, and since then there have been more than forty races round the world. Who knows what you’ll see entering this year’s challenge – over the years designs have included a piano, a giant baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive corn on the cob, a jail cell and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Find out more and book your tickets:-
RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON 14th July 2013
or enter my giveaway to win a set of four tickets