Soapbox racing returns to Portishead

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Soapbox racing has returned to Portishead for the first time in 60 years.

Thirty five teams signed up to the event on Sunday July 16. Each team raced along a 400 metre track down the town's Esplanade.

The course featured a number of obstacles and ramps.

The idea for the race came from local men Ben Knowles and Sam Garland.

Here is what Sam had to say about the event:

The karts used must be handmade and have three or four wheels. The racers were encouraged to wear fancy dress to the event.

Here are a few of the best bits: