JODIE KIDD TO START 12 HOUR
Local fashion model, racing car driver and television personality Jodie Kidd has kindly offered to start
the world’s greatest lawn mower race on Saturday, 6 August. The BMLRA 12 Hour will see Jodie
dropping the Union Jack at 8pm to signal the start of some fast and furious racing throughout the
night as 44 teams strive for 12 Hour honours.
Lead drivers for each of the teams will run to their mowers, start their engines and set out on a
testing night for both man and machine in this hotly contested endurance event.
Jodie’s participation is part of her #ChallengeKiddo fund raising initiative for Help for Heroes and the
charity’s drive to beat the stigma around mental health in the military.
Over a crazy year, Jodie is cycling 567 miles, climbing 19,341 feet with wounded, injured and sick
members of the armed forces and taking part in some weird and wacky fundraisers to raise £200k
for the Rebuilding Lives campaign.
Entry to the event is £6, children free, and there is no charge for parking. There will be full trackside
catering and race commentary throughout, or you can listen in on Radio Le Mow on 87.7 FM.
Venue: Five Oaks, near Billingshurst in West Sussex RH14 9AE – just off the A29.
Qualifying: 3.45pm; race start: 8pm.
For further information:
On behalf of The British Lawn Mower Racing Association:
Simon Funnell 07554 422954