Get set for the first Aylesbury Soapbox Derby and there’s still time for you to enter your own kart

Soapbox derbys are becoming popular around the country
Soapbox derbys are becoming popular around the country

Soapbox derbys are becoming increasingly popular all over the country and now Aylesbury has it’s very first to look forward to.

The town council is hosting the event, to be held from 11am - 4pm on Father’s Day, Sunday June 21 at Whitehill Park.

Fifteen years ago Red Bull ran their very first soapbox race in Brussels, and since then karts have got cooler, faster and wilder.

Now there is an opportunity for Vale families and friends to work together to create a lean, mean, racing machine, powered by sheer courage, the gravity of the hill and the big push that it’s given at the start to cross the finish line with great finesse.

The winner will receive the first every Aylesbury Soapbox Derby trophy.

Imaginative, bright, colourful and fun karts are encouraged - will you be racing in a slice of cake, as a pirate shop or the colours of your favourite football team? Let your imagination run wild because anything is possible.

Whitehill Park off the Oxford Road, is the setting for the event which is open to everyone whether competing with a kart or simply spectating.

With three timed runs, prizes will be awarded for corporate teams, private teams, individuals and the best looking kart.

Places are limited and registeration must take place by Friday June 12 in order to participate. Go to