IN PICTURES: Red Bull Cut It lawnmower racing comes to Somerset

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 June 2018 | UPDATED: 21:02 15 June 2018

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

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Lawnmowers hit top speeds at a racing event organised by Red Bull on Saturday.

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

Red Bull Cut It, a new lawnmower racing event, saw 58 competitors battle it out on their customised ride-on mowers.

The races saw modified machines hit speeds of more than 50mph as they hurtled over twists, turns and jumps in Cross, near Cheddar.

It was designed in partnership with the British Lawnmower Association and saw the competitors compete across three categories.

Peter Reeves, from the association, felt the event was a big success.

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

He said: “Saturday was an incredible day for the sport of lawnmower racing.

“It has been fantastic to see so many people come out from across the country for these wacky races.

“We are a close community so it was great to see so many new faces here at the first Red Bull Cut It.”

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

Lawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy LongLawnmower races near Cheddar. Picture: Jeremy Long

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