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The 12 Hour

Celebrating 50 yrs of the BLMRA and its 12 hr Lawnmower endurance race

This is a special year for the club , we are 50 years old and so a special event is planned for 2023


If you think that ride on mowers can’t offer much of a spectacle, think again!

Fast, fun and furious, lawn mower racing is motorsport at its most eccentric and the BLMRA’s flagship event

The venue is once again Five Oaks, near Billingshurst in West Sussex (Postcode Haven Road, RH14 9BA) – just off the A29.

The Date is Saturday the 12th August 2023 

Event Schedule is still to be decided - please check out this page for updates as they occur.

As usual, the teams will line up in a traditional Le Mans grid formation with the drivers running to their machines at the start.


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The teams of three drivers (male and female) compete throughout the night at speeds approaching 50 mph – and without any form of suspension other than a padded seat, this is no stroll in the park! The pace remains unrelenting for the full 12 hours and it’s not unknown for the first three mowers to be on the same lap when the chequered flag drops. This is a true test of human endurance and mechanical reliability. 

As darkness descends, the race takes on a totally different atmosphere as the pit lane becomes a sea of light and the night is punctuated by mower headlamps streaking past.

The  event saw a new distance record of 354 miles established, so the leading teams will be keen to raise the benchmark still further, although the weather will play a key role as ever.

All profits to charity

Once again, the entry fee (£10 for Adults , £5 for 16+ years , children and parking are free) raises money for good causes. 

There will be full trackside catering and race commentary throughout, or you can listen in on event Radio Le Mow on 87.7 FM.

If you can't make the event, you can still join in with all the action via the web stream by clicking on the following link -

With the previous victorious team members back to defend their crown, old scores to settle and new faces on the block, the challenge is now on for the greatest event of the year. The BLMRA 500 Lawn Mower Race is GO!!!

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