A POPULAR social media star will officially open this year’s soapbox challenge in Bradford city centre.

As riders gear up for an adrenaline-fuelled race against the clock, Rate My Takeaway’s Danny Malin will take to the stage.

2024’s Super Soapbox Challenge is set to take place on Sunday, May 5.

The event is expected to see the city centre come alive with thousands of visitors watching the competing carts whizz around the course.

The day will begin at 11am, with the route beginning on Kirkgate, before heading down Bank Street, and crossing the finishing line on Tyrell Street. 

Races will take place throughout the day with the fastest carts moving through to the next rounds. 

Numerous awards will be given out to participants including Fastest Time, Innovative Cart Design and Best Turned Out Soapbox crew.

Applications are still open for individuals and organisations to enter a kart into the race.

Further details, including the race route, can be found by visiting https://supersoapboxchallenge.co.uk/bradford/

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Danny's reviews have taken him to the best restaurants, cafes, bars - and everything in between - in Yorkshire and the UK.

He has often stopped by Bradford to indulge in the district's culinary creations.

Danny said: “I’ve heard so many amazing things about Bradford’s Super Soapbox Challenge I can’t wait to see it for myself. 

“It’s going to be a fun-filled event and [I] would love to see as many people as possible come down and enjoy a great day in Bradford city centre.” 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Ensuring the free event can return to the city, principal sponsor Bradford BID has come together with local businesses and organisations - including The Broadway, UK City of Culture 2025, Bradford College, Tiffin, Schofield Sweeney and Munroe K.

The charity partners for this year’s event include Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Mind in Bradford and Centrepoint.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Super Soapbox Challenge is returning to Bradford city centre this May

Jonny Noble, Bradford BID chief executive, said: “The Bradford Super Soapbox Challenge is a fantastic, feel-good, family-friendly day, and one of my favourite events we host as a city. 

“We’re delighted to have the support of other key Bradford organisations to help make this event happen which provides a huge boost to our city centre retailers and food and drink venues. 

We can’t wait for Danny to cut the ribbon on the day and get the race going.”

Previous kart entries have included a burger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vintage dress, a Batmobile, Scientists, Superheroes, and many more designs.