Sussex BLMRA 12 Hour Lawnmowing Race

Where: Sussex - location changes each year
When: A Saturday in July or August
Time: 7pm for spectators


The British Lawn Mower Racing Association organise an annual grand prix for grasscutting enthusiasts – it lasts for 12 hours overnight with the climax being the race of the ride-on lawn tractors. The other classes are for standard mowers, for those which are roller-driven and for small ride-on mowers. Competitors are likely to be there all day but the fun for spectators begins with the parade lap; races start at 7pm. Famous drivers have been known to participate but not a bit of grass is cut – blades are removed prior to the competition for safety reasons! The BLMRA organise other events but this one the best known and arguably the most exciting in their calendar ; money raised is given to charity.

Helpful Hints

Anyone can watch but drivers need to be 18 to compete and must be BLMRA members.

In 2017 it was on Saturday 12th into Sunday 13th August on A29 between Five Oaks and Billingshurst – 2018 date and location are yet to be announced.

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Photo by Chris Riebschlager.