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Westbury’s first ever White Horse Soapbox Derby
was held on
Saturday 21st May 2022, 10am – 7pm

The South West’s Primary Engineering Event. A practical introduction to STEM for young people, plus teams of ‘brave’ competitors facing the steepest and most challenging course in the UK, winding (hurtling) down the picturesque chalk escarpment above Westbury, Wiltshire.

THANK YOU Westbury and to those that travelled from out of town to support Westbury’s first ever Soapbox Derby!
Thank you to everyone that was involved in helping us, the town council, to make this event possible:
  •  White Horse Equestrian Centre
  • All our Sponsors and Supporters
  • The Emergency Services and Wiltshire Council
  • Security, Volunteers and Transport Teams
  • Traders, Entertainers, Food and Drink Outlets
  • STEM, Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Artwork, Printing, Production, Staging, Sound, Music and Artists
  • Local Press, Radio and TV coverage
  • All the Soapbox contestants and their brilliant designs
It was an amazing day and we hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did. Thank you for the feedback and lovely comments. We know there were some teething issues and things that could have been done differently and this will all be reviewed by the events team.
There are some great photos on the Westbury Whitehorse Soapbox Derby Facebook page, which will be shared on the town council Facebook page as well.
  • 1st – C12 – Time 25.79 (secs) (car 16)
  • 2nd – Team Savage – Time 27.59 (secs) (car 1)
  • 3rd – Acceleramus – Time 27.99 (secs) (car 14)
Congratulations, well done and thank you to all the Soapbox contestants and their brilliant designs!
Scoreboard 1
Scoreboard 2
Soapbox Poster

THANK YOU to our sponsors, supporters and everyone that has helped to make this event possible!

Soapbox Banner - sponsors and supported