WATCH: Whacky soap box racers battle for glory in Bury St Edmunds contest
PUBLISHED: 15:13 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:13 03 September 2018
There were some whacky races going on in Bury St Edmunds this weekend as the town hosted its first ever soap box challenge.
Organised for the My WiSH Charity, the race took place along a stretch of Mount Road between Downing Close and Shakers Lane, on Saturday.
The 250-metre course included a ramp and a chicane to test the driving skills of those in the hand-made karts.
There were 16 teams, each consisting of a driver, passenger and upto four other members.
A spokesman from the charity said: “It was a fantastic event, attended by lots of people on the bank overlooking Mount Road and the karts were a fantastic sight.
“The White Horse at Whepsrtead had a big horse bust on the front of theirs, it was quite spectacular.”
Proceeds from the race will go the Every Heart Matters appeal, which aiming to raise £500,000 to help create a fully integrated cardiac centre at West Suffolk Hospital.