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Kirkton of Skene Cartie Race, Aberdeenshire

Saturday 23rd June 2012

The community of Kirkton of Skene is coming together on Saturday 23rd June, for their annual Gala and Cartie Races at the village football pitch.

The day has been organised by the Milne Hall Management Committee, which has been very actively involved over the years in fundraising activities in order to carry out modernisation and refurbishment of the hall and its facilities.

Various groups in the community are participating in the Gala allowing them to fundraise for their own needs. Over the years, this has

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Worlaby Downhill Challenge, North Lincolnshire

Sunday 22nd July 2012
Sunday 22nd July 2012

Apple Head are now taking entries for the Worlaby Downhill Challenge on Sunday 22nd July. The event will be held at the small village of Worlaby, North Lincolshire.

Soapbox, Sidecar and Gravity Bike entries accepted.

See Apple Head's web site for further details.

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Humber Bridge Jubilee Soap Box Derby, Humberside

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Saturday 2nd June 2012

Humber Bridge Jubilee Soap Box Derby is a community event organised by The Humber Diamond Jubilee Committee (HDJC) in association with the Humber Bridge Board and supported by Hessle Town Council, North Ferriby Parish Council in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber and South Ferriby Parish Council in North Lincolnshire. It is being held to raise money for charity whilst creating a fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators. ‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to watch!

The closing date for entries is 10th May 2012.

Entry form and further information available from here. Phone Phil Withers on 07834 435108 for further information.


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The Annandale Cup, Aberdeenshire

Sunday 15th July 2012
Sunday 15th July 2012

SCA Championship Points AvailableThe Annandale Cup is a 3km multi discipline gravity time trial which will be raising funds for UCAN. It is to be added to the 2012 Scottish Cartie Association Championship, bringing the total number of eligible races to four.

The race will take place near Huntly in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 15th July, the day after Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, giving a potential three days of breathtaking racing in the Highlands of Scotland.

This event will be organised by the British Isles Gravity Bike Association in conjunction with the SCA.

Three miles from Huntly, the course starts from above the village of Thomastown and is 3 km long with a total drop of 140 metres with an average gradient of 1:21 and a maximum of 1:8 and finishes in the hamlet of Annandale.

Speeds of 50mph + are easily attainable.

Check out the hill for yourself at AB54 6EN.

The event is open to all gravity disciplines:

  • Soapbox / Cartie
  • Gravity Sidecars
  • Gravity Bikes
  • Street Luge.

Overnight camping available Sat / Sun.

Full details, entry forms, etc are available from here.

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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix, Berkshire

Sunday 9th September 2012
Sunday 9th September 2012


Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix


The 6th Cookham Deam Gravity Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 9th September 2012.

This year’s Grand Prix is expected to see more than 2000 spectators cheer on 30 teams racing hand-built carts and it is hoped to raise more than £10,000 for the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.

Full details from here.

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