2017 Soapbox Derby

The Soapbox Derby returned to Billericay on May 1, 2017. Following the success of the 2016 event - we did it all again!
For a look at the 2017 event - see the webpages under Billericay Soapbox Derby 2017.

Soapbox Derby Returns in 2017

 Doing it all again in 2017

It's a GO!

President Ed Harrison announced we'd do it all again. Following a unanimous decision at the club's Business meeting, the Soapbox Derby returned to Billericay in May 2017. A fantastic success for the club - the weight of unsolicited positive comments on Facebook, Twitter and email, and direct approaches by the public, meant we just couldn't let people down. over 5,000 spectators in 2016 - over 8,000 came in 2017?

Interested in taking part in 2018?

If you would like to be notified when entries for the next Soapbox Derby opens, then please click on the icon below to go to a page where you can enter.


Or either, click on the website address below, www.billericaysoapboxderby.co.uk 
or copy and paste it into your Browser.

Interested in Sponsoring a 2017 Team?

Get Involved!  Take a personal interest! Sponsor one of the Soapbox Teams!

Every team has to raise at least £100 in sponsorship for the Soapbox Derby charities

Click on the link below to see the list of teams entering the 2017 Soapbox Derby to make a sponsorship donation.


Want to be kept informed?

If you do,

"like" our Facebook page:   www.facebook.com/BillericayRotary

and follow our Twitter feed:          www.twitter.com/BillericyRotary 


The Programme, Prizes, Rules & Regulations have been completed and are accessible by clicking on the links below:

100% of ALL Profits raised will go to Charities supported by Rotary including:Local - Local Schools, Hamelin Trust & Little Havens Childrenʼs Hospice.International - Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), Aquabox and Rotary Foundation – End Polio

2017 Soapbox Derby sub-pages:

Fun all the way!

Carnival of Thrills Spills and Fun

more After ten months of assiduous, gruelling and heart-thumping talking, discussing, working and negotiating, on Monday, May 1, 2017, we can say proudly that the Soapbox Derby was a great success. 50% more spectators, and MUCH MORE FUN!

See the videos here

Derby Day Videos

more A selection of some of the videos made by competitors, ourselves, spectators, and other organisations

Soapbox Major Trophy


more This page publishes the winners of the Soapbox Derby for all three categories, and the fastest soapboxes. It also lists the raffle winners and the winners of the Social Media challenge.

Soapbox Newsletters

Soapbox Newsletters

more See here for all published Newsletters for the 2017 Soapbox Derby

2017 Spectacular Soapbox Derby

Sponsor a Soapbox

more Why not show your support by sponsoring a Soapbox Team?

Last year's winning entry

Stories of our Entrants

more A team of three soapboxes heads for our Soapbox Derby from Lancashire.

Getting ready - we never said it was easy!

Videos And Interviews before the event

more A selection of videos from the preparations for this spectacular event and interviews with local radio stations

Billericay Gazette August 31, 2016

Enter Now!

more Join the Fun! Thrill the spectators! Build your own soapbox! Apply for an Entry Pack to the 2017 Rotary Club of Billericay Soapbox Derby.

Rules and Regulations

2017 Rules & Regulations

more Here's how to ensure a successful entry

2017 Programme and Prizes

2017 Programme & Prizes

more The schedule for the day and the prizes to be won