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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Belchford Downhill Challenge

The Belchford Downhill Challenge is an annual soapbox cart race held in mid September. A public road is closed off providing a course of 650m long with a 50m drop. After an initial push off, carts are powered only by gravity and can reach speeds in excess of 40mph. The course has 2 chicanes: the Northampton College Gravity Racing cart pictured has successfully negotiated the first towards the top of the hill, the other is at the end of the long flat, just before the finish line. About 50 teams enter, some serious and some less so.

Belchford is located in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

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