In Pictures: No cutting corners – lawnmower racers do battle

Competitors have battled it out during the Red Bull Cut It lawnmower racing event in Somerset.

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Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing

Participants reached speeds of up to 50mph on modified ride-on lawnmowers as they navigated their way around four separate courses at Chestnut House in Lower Weare, Axbridge.

Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing

Organisers described the contest as a “cross between go-karting and motocross: raw, fun, dirty and fast!”.

Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing
Lawn mower racing