Kop Hill Climb®

Fundraising for the local community

Festival on 21/22 September 2019


THE SOAPBOX CHALLENGE 2019 is now closed for entries………..


Soapbox Rules and Regulations 2019

We have some exciting additions to the Soapbox Challenge for 2019……….. TV presenter Fuzz Townshend from National Geographic’s hit show Car SOS will be joining us, bringing along some of his cars for display and to run The Hill, but he will also be assisting our younger motoring fans at the Soapbox Challenge, where he will be giving a helping hand in the newly constructed Soapbox Garage to keep the hand-built karts running.

He says, “The thing I am really looking forward to though is getting stuck in with the fantastic crew from Hill Climb Garage helping the young engineers who have built these amazing Soapbox karts – some of the work that has gone into them is nothing short of incredible. These youngsters are the future of the automotive industry and I am looking forward to helping them keep their karts racing over the weekend. Who knows – I may even learn a thing or two from them!”

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’ are presented with the ‘Beaumont Cup’.  Other great awards to be battled out for are Fastest Soapbox, Best Soapbox and Spirit of the Event.

Take a glimpse of the action in 2018 in the gallery below:

Have a question?  contact: [email protected]


This years timing schedule….


10.00     Practice runs for each driver

12.00     Event closed for lunch

13.30     Round 1 race runs (4 runs per kart)

15.30     Racing Ends – Live interview part 1 with Fuzz Townshend in Soapbox area


10.00     Round 2 race runs (4 runs per kart)

12.00    Racing ends –  Live interview part 2 with Fuzz Townshend in Soapbox area

13.30     Final race runs (4 runs per kart)

16.00     Presentation of medals, trophies and prizes by Fuzz Townshend


The Sponsors’

The Kop Hill Climb Festival would not be feasible, without the great support from local sponsors to achieve a fun packed weekend and ultimately the goal of raising money for charity.

Below are the various companies who support the Soapbox Challenge and the Kop Hill Climb volunteer team would like to thank you. Click the logo to explore…