Just 4 weeks until Race Day - 4th September!

Just 4 weeks until Race Day - 4th September!

This is what we have planned! We have a bumper packed programme of events happning throughout the day.

Registration of Soap Box Carts

Graystones, St Peter’s Street

  • 10:00 am - 11:20 am Registration of vehicles, scrutineering and racers briefing

Parade of Carts

  • 11:40 am Starting at Graystones and moving to the John Barleycorn

Duxford Soap Box Derby Races

The John Barleycorn, Moorfield Road

  • 12:00 Noon Children’s Race
    • Race one: 4-7 and 8-11 year olds
    • Race two: 12-15 year olds
    • Children’s race winner presentations
  • 1:00pm Adult’s Race
    • The Phill Hill Cup

… And Finish

The Plough, St Peter’s Street
Drinks, hog roast, ice creams and more

  • 1:45pm Presentation of Awards
  • 2:00pm Charity auction with special guest auctioneer
  • 2:45pm Music from Worldy
  • 3:45pm Raffle drawing
  • 4:00pm Music from bands Marked and Broken Silence

Road closures

The road closures will start at 11:30 a.m. and will run until approximately 2:00 p.m. Marshalls will be stationed at each of the entries into Duxford village (Hunts Road, Grange Road, Moorfield Road, Ickleton Road and Hinxton Road) and will use their discretion if you can proceed. We will not allow any cars into the race areas whilst the races are operational. You can use our route maps to see the extent of the route.

Parking in Duxford

If you are travelling from further afield for our event then you will probably need to park-up. Dedicated derby car parking is available from Welch’s Transport, Moorfield Rd, Duxford, CB22 4PS (//instilled.syndicate.household).

Additional disabled parking spaces are available at the Duxford Community Centre, Hunts Rd, Duxford, CB22 4RE (///oaks.recorders.coaching) but these are on a first come first served basis.

Limited bike parking is also available at the community centre.

Those who are closer to home

Please try to keep your cars off the race route. Competitors have been instructed to avoid collisions at all costs but accidents happen. Please help us by moving your car to a side-street during the event. Please see our route maps to see if this year’s derby will go by your home.

Charity Auction

As always the Soap Box Derby Charity Auction returns with a plethora of amazing items on offer including:

  • A brewery tour around the Everards brewery, kindly donated by Everards & The Duxford Plough
  • A flight (aircraft TBD) with Classic Wings, kindly donated by Classic Wings
  • A weekend with a BMW, kindly donated by Jardine Milton Keynes BMW and Mr. M. Toombs
  • A rum tasting session, kindly donated by Thirst First and Steve the Barman

We will post more details about other auction prizes on our Facebook page and this website in the coming weeks.


As always our raffle will return but this year you will have to buy tickets on the day. Keep an eye out for our friendly raffle ticket sellers throughout the day. Top prize as always is £200! We will post more details about other raffle prizes on our Facebook page and this website in the coming weeks.