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.

Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)

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
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)

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

Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Lawn mower racing
(Ben Birchall/PA)
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