Lawnmower racing started in 1973 in the Cricketers Arms in Wisborough Green, West Sussex by Jim Gavin and a group of locals looking to find a cheaper motorsport. Then the British Lawnmower Racing Association (BLMRA) was formed and then in 1982 the North West Lawnmower Racing Association (NWLMRA) was formed. We have been racing lawnmowers for the past 6 years and we have found this to be a fast and furious sport where we race all over the country in many sprint races where we compete for trophies at the end of the year. During the year we race at various shows from as far north as Barnard Castle to Bedford in the South, these are often 4WD events plus garden and steam shows. Every year we have a charity 6 Hour endurance race and we take part in the BLMRA’s 12 Hour endurance race.
Lawnmower racing in Willingham
Lawnmower racing in Willingham June 5th/6th 2008
Marin and Samantha Shaw
Top local riders Martin and Samantha Shaw
It looks as though Dad is in the lead but it's just the camera angle!
Group 1 Run behind mowers. Suffolk Punch/ Colt or similar.
Group 2 Roller driven machines (cricket pitch, tennis courts)
Group 2 Wheeled machine (council verge cutting machines)
Group 3 Westwood Lawnbug, small lawn tractor
Group 4 Tractor lawnmowers, back wheels bigger than the front with a bonnet
  To find out more information about lawnmower racing in the area go to  where you will find links to the BLMRA’s site and other racing members sites or contact Martin Shaw for details.  

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