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Welcome to The 12 Hour page

The Worlds Oldest Toughest Endurance Race on Grass is back!

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

It's Fast, Fun and Furious, lawn mower racing is motorsport at its most eccentric and the BLMRA’s flagship event

Entry Fee is £360 per team ( £120 per driver )

If you wish to purchase Advance tickets for the event use the button below

Supplementary Regulations for teams can be downloaded

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For Spectators



​     Saturday 10th August

Gates open - 3pm

Qualifying Session - 3pm

Live Music - 4pm

Pit Walk - 6pm

Race start - 8pm

      Sunday 11th August

Gates open - 5am

Race finish - 8am

Entry fee for Adults 16 and above £10

All those 15 and younger or disabled are free  

A new flyer has been produced and like last year if you can download and promote the event it will increase our gate proceeds which all helps towards Charity and the funding of the event

Link to download the flyer is here 

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Calling all Sponsors

Flagship package - your brand name is prominently featured in all the event promotional activity - enquire for further details


Gold package – your business logo or details displayed on all promotional material, large banner (provided by you) displayed at the event entrance, mentions in all media releases, advertising and promotions and social media, programme advert - £300


Silver package – your business logo or details displayed on a banner (provided by you) at the event mentions in all media releases, advertising and social media, programme advert - £200


Bronze package – business logo or details mentioned in advertising and promotional material on social media programme advert - £100

Corner package – your business logo or details displayed on a banner (provided by us) placed on crowd fence of corner and the corner named after you in commentary local and streamed - £500

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Other Attractions & Vendors at Event

In 1973 a pub meeting resulted in the first ever lawn mower race in a field near the Cricketers in Wisborough Green, West Sussex with a history that includes  celebrities such as Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell and Oliver Reed.

These are domestic ride on mowers that are modified to strict rules in 4 classes.


Do they still cut grass? No but as they slide round the corners they do remove it.


How do you go so fast, are the engines modified? No engine modifications allowed apart from removing the governor (device to limit normal mower speed) and then it is all down to gearing and clever engineering under the mower.


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.

Last year was the 50th year of our inception and we held the BLMRA 500 , 500 laps that took 14hr's , this year we are back to the normal length where we should achieve around 350 laps depending on the weather.

Charitable Event - The BLMRA is supporting Prostrate Cancer UK this year
Please use the fund raising page here 

Race commentary throughout to keep you up to date with who is in the lead and what's happening on the track  and this also broadcast in the field on Radio Le Mow on 87.7 FM. So bring a FM radio with you.

There will be a small entry fee for Adults & 16+ years but children and parking are free.  Camping will be available at a small charge.

( Prices to be advised in the next few months ) 


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 which will be provided nearer to the date.

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. 

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