Pictures from the 2014 event
The entry forms for this years challenge will go live on Monday 3rd February at 8am.
This year we are running the entry system online. At 8am on Monday 3rd February a new menu item will appear which will lead to the relevent entry forms for the different classes. Once we have reached the entry limit for the class (see below) the link will no longer work. Each entry will be dealt with on a strict first come first served basis. If you are sucessful you will receive an email within 24 hours with a credit card payment link for the entry fee (bank transfer can also be arranged). Entry fees for this year are £45 for soapboxes and gravity sidecar, £40 for gravity bikes.
Entries will be limited to:
Soap box 20 This class is now full.
Gravity bikes 12 Only 2 places left.
Gravity sidecars 4 Only 1 place left.
Coleby Downhill Challenge 2020
Daredevil downhill racers are returning to Coleby on the weekend of 13 and 14 June 2020 to test themselves and their machines down the challenging Coleby Hill course.
Following the success of the Coleby downhill racing in June 2014, 2016 and 2018 where the course was described by racers as ‘one of the best in the country’ and reaching speeds in excess of 40 mph.
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 12 and 13 June.
Timed practice will take place on Saturday 12 June throughout the day, starting at 10 am.
The Downhill Challenge starts at 10 am on Sunday 13 June
Results and Presentations at 4 pm.
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. 2018 saw 20 soapboxes, 8 gravity bikes and 4 gravity sidecars.
How much does it cost?
A fantastic day out for all the family