Pictures from the 2014 event
And the winners are:
Fastest Soapbox : Acceleramus 48:22
Best dressed Soapbox : Without a Paddle
Fastest Gravity Sidecar : It's a cross thing 51:27
Gravity Bikes :
1st. I R Racing 48:54
2nd Racing Momentum 48:83
3rd Gravity Bike HQ 49:19
CONFIRMED EVENT TIMINGS.
Early scrutineering will be available for any competitors who are coming early. The scruiteneer will be in the village all day helping with set up.
Anyone who wants Friday Scruitineering please get in contact direct to arrange
0800-1030 - Race registration and scrutineering
1000-1030 - Driver/Rider and Marshal safety briefing INC track walk (this will start at the top of the hill at the start line)
1100-1600 - Free Practice
0800-0930 - Race Registration and Scruitineering (for anyone arriving on the Sunday) **EDIT: All vehicles will need a quick “once over” on the Sunday morning by the Scruitineering team**
0900-0930 - Driver/Rider and Marshal Safety Briefing at the start line.
1000-1600 - Coleby Downhill Challenge
1600 - Prize Giving
****COMPETITORS WHO ARE CAMPING****
Saturday the campsite will be closed to Vehicles in or out at 10.00
Sunday the campsite will be closed to Vehicles in or out at 09.00
THESE ARE STRICT TIMES DUE TO THE NEED TO FINISH RACE SET UP (for those who haven’t raced with us before the campsite is situated along the track)
Coleby Downhill Challenge 2018
Daredevil downhill racers are returning to Coleby on the weekend of 9 and 10 June 2018 to test themselves and their machines down the challenging Coleby Hill course.
Following the success of the Coleby downhill racing in June 2014 and 2016, where the course was described by racers as ‘one of the best in the country’ and reaching speeds in excess of 40 mph, 36 soapboxes, sidecars and gravity bikes have entered this year.
What is the Downhill Challenge?
Downhill soapbox racing is spectacular and breathtaking, and coupled with the quality of this year’s competitors, the competition should be fierce and exciting.
Where is Coleby?
Coleby is seven miles south of Lincoln, just off A 607. Map
What is happening?
Scrutineering of carts and bikes will take place on Friday and
Saturday 8 and 9 June.
Timed practice will take place on Saturday 9 June throughout the day, starting at 10 am.
The Downhill Challenge starts at 10 am on Sunday 10 June
Results and Presentations at 4 pm.
The ‘Gravity Bike’ class will be part of National Gravity Bike Championships.
(Timings are subject to change and confirmed nearer the event)
Anything else I need to know?
Around 2,000 people are expected to attend the event this year which will see inventive adrenaline junkies shoot down the winding course in their own modified soapboxes.
It provides family entertainment all weekend plus ample parking facilities available in the village.
It is a charitable event hosted by Hykeham Lions and Coleby Village Hall Committee with all profits going to Lives (North Hykeham), Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and other local charities.
In 2014, 12 soapboxes took part, 2016 20 soapboxes, 10 gravity bikes and 4 gravity sidecars went down the hill.
We have seen some great soapboxes, so this year we will be looking to see who provides the most spectacular soapbox.
How much does it cost?
Entry forms/costs will be posted on this website in November 2017, with entry opening on 1st January 2018
A fantastic day out for all the family