Save the date! September will see a new event take place in Eastbourne where participants are encouraged to build their own soapbox in order to race each other along the seafront. The race will take place on the seafront, Dukes Drive and finish at Helen Gardens.
Spectators are able to watch these wacky creations as they hilariously whizz around corners, dodge hay bales and mount ramps with the hope of staying in one piece by the time they reach the finish line!
Entries will cost £25 with a cash prize up for grabs for the fastest soapbox and the wackiest creation.
Top design tips for speed include:
• Use a solid and robust base
• Strong wheels and axles are key
• Avoid use of heavy design materials
• Keep the driver’s seat low to prevent toppling over and improve speed
• Use aerodynamics to minimise drag
• Or alternatively, aim for maximum cheers with a crowd-pleasing wild and wacky creation for the ultimate bumper ride!