Watch the Mower Racing, come along for the Beer Festival, Live Music & Food. Have a go on our Segway racecourse or Mud Buggies. And introducing our Kids Field packed with entertainers, activities, challenges, bouncy castle, plus more – there’s so much to do at Mendip Mower Racing this year!
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SATURDAY 11AM – 12AM
CLASSIC CAR SHOW from 11am // LIVE MUSIC // KIDS ACTIVITIES // SEGWAYS // ZORBS // MUD BUGGIES // KINGSTON EXOTICS PETTING // ORCHARD TRAINING ACADEMY DEMO TEAM // CRAFTS // BEER FESTIVAL // MOWER RACING FUN RACES + MORE (PLEASE NOTE NO MOWER RACING ON SATURDAY)
SUNDAY 11AM – 12 AM
MOWER RACING BEGINS! 12PM – 5PM as well as … LIVE MUSIC // KIDS ACTIVITIES // SEGWAYS // MUD BUGGIES // CRAFTS // BEER FESTIVAL + MORE
MONDAY 10AM – 4PM
RACING 11AM – 3PM, PRIZE GIVING 3:30 PM as well as … LIVE MUSIC // KIDS ACTIVITIES OPEN // SEGWAYS // MUD BUGGIES // CRAFTS // BEER FESTIVAL BEGINS! + MORE
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Some interesting quotes about the sport of Mower Racing
There is something going on in England that defies all stories about the staid and conforming English.
San Diego Dispatch.
English lawns present an annual challenge to these eccentric lawnmower racers.
The West Australian.
A new style of motor racing – including such classics as cross-country races, National and World Championships, the British Grand Prix and the annual over-night 12 hour race – has caught the fancy of hitherto unrecognised grass-cutters in England. Sponsorship and commercialism are discouraged; competition and fun is everything.
The Los Angeles Times.
While most people are content to use their lawnmowers to cut grass, a small band of adrenaline junkies are preparing their machines for something far more exciting – lawnmower racing.
Majorca Daily Bulletin.
Thick billows of smoke and dust roll across a 20 acre pasture as nearly 60 lawnmowers , geared-up and de-muffled, scream around the track at speeds approaching 60 miles an hour. If hell has a suburb, it looks like this.
The Wall Street Journal.
It is my duty to report that a bunch of nutters in deepest Sussex have just spent 25 hours attached to mowing machines. Not only that, they were racing them. Why? They were celebrating their 25th anniversary, so instead of racing for their ‘normal’ annual 12 hours, they decided on 25 hours!
Talk about barking mad; but having said that, if you can’t enjoy yourself at a BLMRA event, you might as well stay at home and cut the grass!
No less a driver than Stirling Moss – probably the greatest ever all round racing driver– joined with 5 times Le Mans 24 hour sports car race winner, Derek Bell, to win the Wisborough Green 12 hour lawnmower race. The race has also been fiercely contested by a clutch of Formula 1 teams including Ferrari, Beneton, McLaren and Tyrrell.
The Daily Telegraph.
Ron Dennis was forced to admit that McLaren were planning to race outside Formula 1. “Yes, you’ve caught me out. It’s quite true, we are entering another formula – lawnmower racing, but unlike the normal cloak of secrecy, facts and details are flowing freely on this one – with a view to frightening the pants off the opposition. We figure that with their pants around their ankles, they can’t go that fast!”