Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge – 24 pics

The Micklegate Run returned to York today and was a brilliantly bonkers as ever!

Sponsored this year by the York BID (Business Improvement District), the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge saw 40 teams take to the cobbles to see who can harness gravity most effectively.

This fantastic family event offers enjoy hours of free entertainment, with Minster FM presenter and newly -crowned town crier Ben Fry compering and commenting, along with Laura Castle and David Green.

The weather could not have been better and crowds soaked up the sun, along with a multitude of drinks from local businesses.

Town crier and Minster FM DJ Ben Fry introduces another contender

Derailed! The Rocket being helped to the finish line
Time And Relative Dimensions In Soapbox racing
Scary squirters. Hallowscreem were on hand to cool down passers-by

The Fangfoss Flyer. A work of art in laminate
Don’t mess with this guy
Have a break
All the fun of the fair
Dastardly dealings
Wobble-on
Can we fix it?
The need for speed
I want to ride my tricicle
All downhill
Into battle
Wave off
Scary
On the edge
Flying
Wonky wheels
First run of the day