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£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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Another fantastic day!

Well – the 4th Duxford Soap Box Derby gave us another wonderful day. Slotted between two wet days, the threatened rain stayed away and we had another great days racing.

In case you missed it – have a look at some great “In Cart” footage courtesy of the 3rd place Hexcel Composites team – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IDc77eLM3g

Last years winner Cameron Wilis-Wright teamed up with Karam Bhinder this year to give him his 2nd consecutive win. Well done guys ! The childrens race was incredibly close & won by Ewan & Rory Percival . Sebastian Jeffrey & Dominic Hines enjoyed it so much they went around again! And then they won the Fancy Dress Award. The Constructors Trophy was won by the Dukes Of Hinxton (Hazard) – you may have heard them !

Full results are available here

Thanks to everyone who made the day such a huge success !

Loads of photos to follow…

Please email your photos & video to duxfordsoapboxderby@outlook.com

Remember that all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK – if you would like to make a donation please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/duxfordsoapboxderby

2016 Soap Box Derby Results

2016 Soap Box Derby Results

Auction List 2016

To bid before the day of the auction email duxfordsoapboxderby@outlook.com

  • Make over by Bridgette Ellwood of Duxford – Hair restyle or make up lesson – donated by Bridgette
  • BMW for a weekend (over 25’s only) – donated by Mike Toombs BMW Stansted
  • 2 night stay in an executive room at the Duxford Lodge with Champagne – donated by Duxford Lodge
  • Man United Shirt signed by Juan Mata – donated by Barry Dean
  • Paintballing day for 5 or 10 – Donated by Paintballing UK
  • 2 tickets for Northampton Saints vs Gloucester on 28th October
  • Hamper of rice products – donated by Tilda Rice
  • Complete Autoglym Car Care Set – donated by Eastern Counties Car Care of Sawston
  • £50 shopping voucher – Cost Cutter Duxford (exclusions apply)
  • West Ham shirt signed by this year’s squad– donated by Adrian Ford
  • England Rugby shirt signed by Alex Goode – donated by Pete Dee
  • A Pint a day for a year at The Plough Duxford – donated by Ben
  • Ducati for a day (over 25’s only, 5 year clean license) – donated by Graeme Spence Ducati Harston
  • London Eye trip & Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at Brassiere Blanc – donated by Pam Hill
  • Flight for two in Dragon Rapide– donated by Classic Wings Duxford
  • Use of a Volkswagen Tiguan for the day – donated by Vindis of Sawston
  • 4 tickets to Cambridge United – donated by Vindis of Sawston
  • Complimentary MOT at Vindis in Sawston – donated by Vindis of Sawston
  • Wheelbarrow of Booze – donated by Duxford residents

To bid before the day of the auction email duxfordsoapboxderby@outlook.com


Friday 2nd September
8:00 pm Plough – Comedy Night. Tickets £10 each.

Saturday 3rd September
8:00 pm The John Barleycorn – Casino Night (James bond theme)

Sunday 4th September

The John Barleycorn

10:30am – 11:30am Registration Of Vehicles followed by scrutineering

1:00 pm ADULT’S RACE The Phil Hill Cup
…AND FINISH The Plough

1:45pm Presentation Of Awards
2:30pm Charity Auction
3:30pm Raffle Draw

And Plough Live Music through the day –
12:00 -1:00pm Darren Bardoe
1.45pm-3:00pm Dale Taylor
4:00pm – 5:00pm Mark and Edward Cozens
6pm – 7.30pm Bernard and The Barleycorners
8:00pm – 10:00pm THE JAR FAMILY

Duxford Soap Box Derby 2016

This years race is to be held on

Sunday 4th September

This years entry form
can be downloaded here
and the
rules can be
downloaded here.

More updates coming soon…


Well the secret is out at last ! At a well attended cheque presentation evening at the Wheatsheaf in Duxford on Monday 26th October a cheque was presented to Cancer Research UK for £11,000!! The sum massively beat all our targets and is the culmination of the work of dozens of volunteers, sponsors and generous individuals.

The committee would like to send a massive thanks to everyone for their efforts this year – we and Cancer Research UK greatly appreciate it.

The work for the Duxford Soap Box Derby 2016 starts here ! Let us know if you would like to help…

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The Official Video is Here!

Relive the thrills, crashes and all out frantic dashes from this years Duxford Soap Box race! Thanks for your patience, we know alot of you wanted to see this video.

We would love to offer the task of doing the video for next years event to another budding film maker – please speak with the committee if you are interested! Its a really thrilling job, running about filming the runners and riders and the edit of the race video is always a blast! Student film makers or wannabe Steven Spielbergs step right up!

The first set of photos for 2015 have been uploaded.

Hopefully we will have more over the next few days.

Click the photos in the 2015 gallery to the right to see bigger versions.

Photos from the event can be viewed and purchased from http://www.photoboxgallery.com/ianmerton

Thanks everyone!

Thanks to everyone for all their support for Cancer Research UK through Duxford Soap Box Derby.

If you have not donated yet and would like to please do it via Just Giving, justgiving.com/Duxfordsoapboxderby.

We will put up the total amount raised over the next few days.

How much?

Here’s a hint…..it’s a lot !!

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