January 12, 2018 11.25 am This story is over 70 months old

Daredevil soapbox racers to zoom through Lincoln village later this year

The event will take place for the third time.

Inventive adrenaline junkies will be shooting down a winding course in the village of Coleby near Lincoln in their own modified soapboxes later this year.

The Coleby Downhill Challenge will return for the third time on June 9 and 10, where 36 soapboxes, sidecars and gravity bikes will test their speed skills down Coleby Hill.

Photo: Chris Walker

Reaching speeds in excess of 40mph, a timed practice will take place on Saturday, June 9 and continue throughout the day.

The Downhill Challenge will start at 10am on Sunday, June 10 with
results and presentations at 4pm.

The ‘Gravity Bike’ class will be Round 4 of the 2018 National Gravity Bike Championships.

Photo: Chris Walker

Family entertainment will be on throughout the weekend event plus ample parking facilities will be available in the village.

Organisers of the challenge said: “Downhill soapbox racing is spectacular and breathtaking coupled with the quality of this years competitors, better than ever, the competition will be fierce and exciting.”