Gallery: It’s the wacky races as residents do battle in the soap box derby in Chediston

Chediston Downhill Soapbox Derby. Pictured is Joe Harlow.

Chediston Downhill Soapbox Derby. Pictured is Joe Harlow. - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Suffolk village was transformed into a race track when residents raced each other on their homemade soap box cars.

Chediston Downhill Soapbox Derby. Pictured is Joe Harlow.

Chediston Downhill Soapbox Derby. Pictured is Joe Harlow. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Around 25 competitors took part in the fifth annual Chediston Down Hill Soapbox Derby on Sunday.

The thrilling event was held at Herne Hill Farm and Tom Wells took the top honours after clocking an unbeaten 29.75secs in his Lambi Bighorn II.

Jo Wareham, owner of Herne Hill Farm, said it was a “fantastic” event which brought out the community.

She said: “Everyone who attended had a great time.


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“People had spent hours building their crafts and they looked really great.

“Collections were made during the day and together, with all takings for the refreshments, we raised £300, which will be donated to the Halesworth Community Nursing Fund.”

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Craig Sadd took second place with a time of 30.01secs while Harry Hicks was named best junior with a time of 32.07secs.

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