Penarthâ€™s wackiest event of the year is officially open for entries.
The Downhill Derby, now in itâ€™s 10th Year, will kick start the 2020 summer festival weekend taking place on the 11th and 12th of July at Penarthâ€™s seafront. The event attracts thousands of spectators and entrants travel from far and wide to participate in the annual soapbox race
Organisers especially welcome homemade go-kart racers whoâ€™ve never taken part before. Anyone can enter, including under-16â€™s, as long as the kart is human powered, homemade and able to stop!
Racers will rattle down the 300m length of Cliff Hill, with a finish line outside the yacht club. Karts battle against chicanes, water hazards and ramp jumps against the backdrop of the vibrant carnival atmosphere.
Prizes are awarded for speed and creativity in each age group and special prizes include most spectacular kart, the traderâ€™s cup and the hotly contested 2020 King of the Hill title.
Co-founder of the race, Elliot Penn said â€œWeâ€™re very proud of how Penarth has embraced the event. Every year gets bigger and better and 2020 is sure to bring new thrills and surprises. We welcome all entrants, whether theyâ€™re regular racers or new to the Derby.â€
More information and entry forms can be found at www.penarthtowncouncil.gov.uk//whats-on/downhill-derby/ and enquiries can be made at email@example.com or via the Downhill Derby Facebook Page.