Peter O'Hara Photography | Guy Martin set for Soapbox Derby in Hillsborough

Guy Martin set for Soapbox Derby in Hillsborough

June 03, 2015

Top motorcycle road racer Guy Martin is gearing up for a Soapbox Derby due to be held at the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival on 5th September 2015.

The event aims to get young people involved in fun, active and educational activities and gives thrill-seekers the chance to design and then race their own soap box go-kart.

And who better to support the race than Guy Martin, the holder of the Guinness World Record for the fastest soapbox of all time at 85mph. “I am really excited to be a part of the TrustFord Soapbox Derby at this year’s Oyster Festival in Hillsborough - it should be mega,” he said.

“When I was a kid I was right into building stuff and tuning engines. I’m looking forward to seeing what some of these youngsters can come up with.”

The event will be about design skills as well as speed.

As well as a Race Winner, there are four other awards up for grabs, open to all entrants aged between five and 17 - Best Innovation, Best Technical Design and Best Entertainment.

The group that best embodies the spirit of the competition will not only lift the coveted Best Overall Team trophy, but will also win a 14-seater minibus for their club or school worth over £25,000.

All other category winners will take home a £500 cash prize.

The event is organised by TrustFord in partnership with youth charity Clubs for Young People, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

“We aim to inspire young people from all backgrounds to be their best in the pursuit of shared goals and help make our community a better place for everyone,” CEO Paul Curran said.

For details please log on to http://www.trustford.co.uk/soapboxderby/

 

 

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