Red Bull Soapbox Race, the wackiest downhill amateur road race, will take place at Alexandra Palace in July.
More than 70 teams will put their homemade soapbox vehicles to the test on Sunday (July 9).
The event challenges both experienced racers and novices to compete against the clock in a daring, obstacle filled downhill race.
Teams put their design skills to the test as each soapbox is built from scratch.
Among the shortlisted designs for this year’s race are a quintessentially British red telephone box, a replica castle on wheels, and a Game of Gnomes machine.
The course is a whopping 450m long and features ramps and bends that are sure to keep the competitors on their toes.
In 2015 the fastest course run was 34.4 seconds with a top speed of over 47.4km/h or 29.5mph and organisers say they expect to see similar high-speed runs at this year’s event.
Here is all you need to know about the famous Soapbox Race:
When is the Red Bull Soapbox Race?
Sunday July 9, 2017.
Where is the Red Bull Soapbox Race taking place?
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets have now sold out! Tune in to watch all the action from the day on Dave on July 9.
What are the nearest transport links?
Although Alexandra Palace is the closest station, Soapbox Race organisers recommend you use Wood Green Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line where trains are more frequent. Wood Green is less than a 10-minute walk from Alexandra Palace Park.
What time does gates open?
Gates open at 9.30am.
For more information head to www.redbullsoapboxrace.co.uk .