Kop Hill Climb Festival

Fundraising for the local community

15/16th September 2018



Click here to view Soapbox entries

The Soapbox Challenge timetable is as follows:

Saturday 15th
09.00     Scrutineering of karts and meet the teams by Ginetta GT5 racing driver – Geri Nicosia
10.00     Practice runs for each driver 
11.45     Interview with Geri Nicosia, Racing Driver
12.00     Event closed for lunch
13.30     Round 1 race runs (4 runs per kart)
15.30     Event closed
Sunday 16th
10.00     Round 2 race runs (4 runs per kart) 
12.00     Event closed for lunch
13.30     Final race runs (4 runs per kart)
16.00     Presentation of medals, trophies and prizes


We have had an unprecedented number of entries for this year’s Soapbox Challenge with 26 teams taking part.  The teams which are made up of young people aged 10-17  are coming from across the country to participate in the demanding but thrilling 2 day event which takes place during the Kop Hill Climb Festival weekend.

The 2018 Soapbox Challenge goes from strength to strength with new and exciting features for the courageous teams to tackle.

Our tricky chicane and lift off ramp are back by popular demand, and this year our drivers must hold their nerve on the steeper curved banking, hoping to see their way through the newly installed foam ‘kartwash’.

The Soapbox Challenge at Kop Hill Climb Festival would not not possible without the amazing support of its sponsors, to which we are extremely grateful, this year we thank Bucks PGL, Buildbase, Colombs, Jack of Glass, MPS Workwear , Tops Marquees, Insight Medical Writing, The Works Ice-Cream and:





The Soapbox Challenge is dedicated to the memory of Andy Beaumont, our original driving force behind the event.  Every year, the worthy victors of the fiercely competitive ‘furthest distance travelled’ will be presented with the ‘Beaumont Cup’.  Other great awards to be battled out are for Fastest Soapbox, Best Soapbox and Spirit of the Event where our prizes this year have been provided by all these lovely companies:

Don’t miss the thrills and (sometimes) spills of this ever popular attraction.

For those that have entered a team for 2018, here is a reminder of the rules:

Rules for 2018 Soapbox Challenge

and if you need to update your team’s details with names & ages of drivers & Grand Entrance Song:

Click here to update 2018 entry details

Have a question?  contact: [email protected]