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The Soap Box Challenge will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend - Sunday 28th August.

Many congratulations to the Micklegate Soap Box Challenge for being the latest York Hive project to reach it's crowdfuning target.

50 teams from around the UK will compete, racing their homemade soapbox carts across the ancient cobbles. Starting from Micklegate Bar on the far south west corner of the walled city, the carts will shake and vibrate their way downwards towards the River Ouse and winners’ trophy.

Promising to be a fantastic, fun day out for the whole family including local residents and visitors, it is hoped the race will become a favourite ‘must do’ in the city’s events’ calendar. During the day spectators and competitors will be able to enjoy live music, street food, children’s events and shopping. The numerous pubs and bars will be geared up to welcome the crowds and the media attention.