It was a fine day for the fifth Badsey Soapbox Derby held on Sunday 28th August 2022. The COVID pandemic had meant that, not since 2019, were the crowds able to congregate on Knowle Hill to watch soapboxes, in all shapes and form, hurtle down the hill.
The teams and their racers arrived at The Wheatsheaf from 9 am in order for their machines to be scrutineered to check for safety. Marshalls and drivers were briefed, then the racers were loaded on to lorries to be taken to the top of the hill and the start line. Starting at noon, one practice run was allowed for each driver, then the first of two timed runs began at 1 pm. The event was rounded off with drinks and BBQ at The Wheatsheaf.
Photographs by Tony Spinks
See also: Badsey Soapbox Derby 2016