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We raised £12,000 this year!

At The Plough on Tuesday night (20/09/2017) we announced the amazing amount raised this year for Cancer Research UK.

Another great Derby…

Well, Sunday saw another great day for the 5th Annual Duxford Soap Box Derby . The weather was kind, the crowds turned out in their hundreds and hopefully we will have made a lot of money for Cancer Research UK.

A new course record of 8 minutes was set by Duanne Webb and Nicolas Soffiati in the adult’s race, a remarkable time for a one and a quarter mile race. They were deserving winners of the Phill Hill Trophy and made it third time lucky.

Sebastian Jeffrey and Dominic Hines as Dennis the Menace and Gnasher were first in their age group in the children’s race with Ashleigh and Keenan Burns winning in their age group.

Best Fancy Dress went to The Smiths – who can forget the sight of a pirate galleon racing to the finish line!!

The Constructors Trophy went to Del Boy and Rodney also known as Dave and Ian Brown, their entry of Barleycorn Independent Traders was certainly a hit with the photographer’s on the day and made for a great spectacle.

Last place and The Wooden Spoon Trophy went to Rupert Rolfe and Dylan Wilkinson whose cart, Dumpy McDumpface was an entry from Volvo Construction, a local business here in Duxford.

Our thanks to everyone who supported the event either by entering the race, spectating, buying raffle tickets/ auction prizes or donating money. Particular thanks to Nick and staff at The Barleycorn and Ben and staff at The Plough without whose cooperation and support the Soap Box Derby weekend would not be possible.

Presentation of the cheque to Cancer Research UK will take place at The Plough Duxford 7.30pm Tuesday 19th September. That Cheque amount will available on this website after that date.

Peter Stribling

Chairman Duxford Soapbox Derby

Paul Ellwood’s Photos – 2017

Click here to see  Paul Elwood’s photos of the 2017 Derby

2017 Soap Box Derby Results

2017 Duxford Soap Box Derby Results

Charity Auction 2017

This years auction is looking extremely attractive and some of the items are bound to start a bidding war!

We are expecting a few more donations to come in – so keep an eye on this list as it is subject to change…

  • Flight in a Tiger Moth
  • Football signed by Tottenham Hotspur squad
  • Signed shirt from West Ham FC
  • 20 litres of Cider from Duxford Scrumpy Company
  • Ducati superbike for a day
  • Childs battery operated Police Car
  • Timothy Taylor’s brewery tour and overnight stay.
  • Wheelbarrow full of booze

2017 Programme

PRESS READY Version [16MB]

2017 Entry Form, Rules and Guidelines

This years race is to be held on

Sunday 3rd September

This years 2017 Soap Box Derby Entry Form
can be downloaded here
and the
Soap Box Construction Guidelines and Rules can be
downloaded here.

About the 2017 Derby

Duxford Soap Box Derby logo

Duxford Soap Box Derby – Sunday 3rd September

The date for this years race is set for

Sunday 3rd September

Once again the fourth  Duxford Soapbox Derby will taking place in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Hopefully we can beat last years total of £11,800.

Last year, like previous years, built on the momentum from the previous year and we’re hoping this year will be no different.

£11,800 !!


At The Plough on Tuesday night (4/10/2016) Peter Stribling announced the amazing amount raised this year for Cancer Research UK.

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