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Redbull Soapbox Race returns to London after nine years

Soapbox vehicles arrive in London ahead of Red Bull race. Photo:

Soapbox riders have been preparing in London ahead of the Red Bull Soapbox race at Alexandra Palace this weekend, after a nine year hiatus.

The race features some of the wildest legal street racing, with human-powered soapboxes attempting to career downhill an obstacle course - all just to get to the finish line.

The teams will be judged on speed, creativity and showmanship during the race.

Group of Redbull Soapbox racers.

The judges on the day will be chief designer at the races Rob Marshall, street trials pro-rider Danny MacAskill and multi-award winning mountain biker Gee Atherton.

Among the weird and wacky creations, a Kate Middleton pram, a coffin, and Elvis's blue suede shoes were all announced as competitors.

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Ex-Hollyoaks actor Thomas Scurr.

Former Hollyoaks actor Tom Scurr is also taking part in the race in his own bathroom concoction consisting of a toilet and a bathtub in team Pass the Soap. The team released a promotional video ahead of the event:

The course opens to the public at 10.30am, racing commences at 12pm and the winner is crowned at 4pm.