Next weekend people will take to the streets of Duxford in fancy dress to drive ‘soap boxes’ on wheels around for charity.

On Sunday, the second ever Duxford Soapbox Derby will take place to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Teams of two will navigate their decorated four-wheeled go-karts, pram-based buggies and other home-made vehicles along a one-and-half-mile course around the village.

The Derby, which this year is split into a children’s and an adults race (why should the parents have all the fun!).

One person will push the soap box while the other ‘drives’ it, but the pairs can change roles whenever they want.

Fancy dress is encouraged, especially when matched to the vehicle, with prizes on offer for the best costumes.

There will also be prizes for the course winners and runners up.

This year is a bit different from the last, with live music, a raffle, morris dancing, food, new routes and as mentioned above a separate shorter race for the children to take part in! Many more activities are taking place over the Saturday and Sunday so please come along for the whole weekend if you can!

Last year we saw some incredible kart designs and i think this year will be no different. Scrutineering will once again take place for every team and starting positions will be awarded at this stage. We scrutineer for the safety of everybody taking part – we don’t want any accidents or wheels falling off before you have even got started 😉

See you all on the ‘track’!