The British Lawn Mower Racing season has begun with an event in Surrey, England.
Spring has sprung and the cruelest month is behind us all, and to sports fans that can mean only one thing: British lawnmower racing is underway.
Resuters reports that the cult sport, in which teams try to give riding mowers as much power as possible before they battle it out on a track, began its season on Sunday.
The racing may seem silly, but the sport has been around since 1973, and even has its own governing body, the BLMRA, with former champions Dean Fuller telling Reuters it takes “three or four years of riding before you get the hang of it.”
– Brendan Maloy