Enter the Race

Have you got what it takes to navigate the steepest, most challenging Soapbox Course in the UK?

If you would like to enter the White Horse Soapbox Derby in 2024, please register below.

Spaces are at a premium and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

The course will completely change this year, moving to Port Way which offers a fantastic, steep and challenging course, as well as a far better viewing area for spectators on both sides of the course.  

Races will commence at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each team will get three runs, with their best time taken for final scores. 

The course will be more than 400 metres, with an average gradient of 8.4 percent. There is a section of the track that gets to 18.4 percent. Yeah, we said 18.4 percent. For some context, the toughest ascents in the Tour de France are around the 8 percent mark.  

The Challenge

The White Horse Soapbox Derby is a challenging event! Consider the following:

Course Stats

The Steepest and Most Challenging Course in the UK, winding (hurtling) down the picturesque chalk escarpment above Westbury, Wiltshire

Course Length
400 Metres
Average Gradient
8.4%
Max Gradient
18.4%
Top Speed
50kph

Competitor Packages

Everything you need to know about the Competitor Packages for The White Horse Soapbox Derby

Schools and Colleges

£0
  • Any team from education institution
  • Race driver must be over 18
  • Will compete in the Elite Series
  • 3 runs down the course
  • Incredbile engineering experiance for young people

Registration is Closed

Adult Team

£100
  • Any Team with more than two Over 18s
  • Team of no more than 6 on Race Day
  • Will compete in the Elite Series
  • 3 runs down the course
  • Soapbox must have Historical Engineering Theme

Registration is Closed

Corporate

£300
  • Any Team with Corporate Sponsor within Regalia
  • Team of no more than 6 on Race Day
  • Will compete in the Elite Series
  • 3 runs down the course
  • Company branding allowed in Pits Area

Registration is Closed