On Saturday, 19 August, 16 soapboxes, of all shapes and sizes made it to the start line before setting off on the adrenalin charged, kamikaze speed timed run, in an attempt to take first prize in the inaugural Royal Berks Charity Soapbox Challenge at Englefield Park.
Cheered on by nearly 2000 people who came to watch the driving antics, entries included teams from companies such as Reading Metal Recycling, Porsche, Xpert Energy, Mattel, 360Medical, as well as individual Senior and Junior drivers. The event raised over £8000 – a fantastic achievement.
Winners were Team 360 for the seniors and Team Wallbank for the juniors. Race times for all entrants can be viewed at http://www.stuweb.co.uk/event/2755.
Charity Director, Ian Thomson said: “We are delighted on how well the Soapbox Challenge went, especially as we haven’t run one before, and plans are already underway for a bigger and better event for 2018. We are very grateful to the Benyon family and all who help to manage the Englefield Estate for supporting the event, and of course to all the entrants, volunteers and supporters who helped make the day such a great success.”
21 August 2017