Verge Loves: Red Bull Soapbox Race

The legendary Red Bull Soapbox Race returned to the UK, as 66 teams hurtled down the infamous Alexandra Palace course in front of 20,000 spectators.

With over 4,000 teams applying and only 66 teams chosen, this year’s spectators were treated to some of the wackiest designs in the events history. Highlights included a space rocket inspired Soapbox celebrating the first man on the moon, a Red Arrows design, created by a team of Royal Airforce engineers and a traditional arcade machine.


This year’s entrants came from all over the UK with some travelling from as far afield as Bristol, York and Cork, Southern Ireland.

Participants were judged on their creativity, speed and showmanship with the judging panel made up of Max Evans (Wings for Life Ambassador and Professional Rugby Player), Billy Morgan (Professional Snowboarder and Olympic Medallist), Joe Battleday (Professional Wakeboarder) and Patrick Ladbury (Head of Partnerships at Great Northern).

The event provided the 20,000 spectators with an adrenaline-fuelled day of thrills, spills and hilarity, making the event one of the most talked about of the summer.


For more information on this year’s entries and highlights from the event, visit:


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