Can you take on the challenge?
A SOAPBOX Challenge is making it’s way to Cheadle and the venue for the long-awaited event has been announced.
A family fun day with thrills spills and plenty of action, is taking place on Sunday, 20th August on Glebe Road in Cheadle.
The road will be closed for the event with a diversion in place.
The race is open to both adult and junior challengers and there will be first, second and third prizes awarded for both races.
With junior teams being included in the race, it will mean that anyone aged from 11 to 16-years-old will be able to design, build and race in the event as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult who is 18 years-old or over, and can prove parental authorisation, as a disclaimer will need to be signed beforehand.
Prices of entry have been announced as £20 for an adult team and £15 for juniors.
Teams who wish to participate in the long-awaited event are asked to call 07813 2356934 in order to organise the collection of entry forms, or pick them up from The Huntsman pub, Airfawn Garage Services or Wrights Pies in High Street.
The deadline for all entries and fees is Monday, 31st July.
There are limited numbers of teams left so any entries attempted after the deadline date may not be accepted.
Some of the rules include: minimum standard of helmet is BMX/skateboard type, gloves must be worn, the maximum overall width of soapbox shall be no more than 52”, must have working breaks on each wheel on at least one axle, no sharp edges will be permitted, no engines or power source, minimum 3 wheels per soapbox, max people on a soapbox: three, minimum, one – but up to six a team.
To save teams the embarrassment of their soapbox not leaving the starting line, each soapbox is allowed a 10 metre push start which will be marked.
All rules and regulations will be given upon entry forms being completed and paid.
To make things interesting, the crowd could manage to reduce race times, with a clap-o-meter placed randomly in the crowd – the teams who receive the best crowd reception and reaction could get five seconds knocked off their time.
There will be kids rides, a bouncy castle, and food outlets throughout the day, as well as a licensed bar for the grown ups.
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