Contact Clippings

  • Email Grass Clippings - Email the Grass Clippings Team

    Telephone: 0330 321 3134

    Fax: 0330 321 3135

    GMT Office Hours Only

Our Details

Our Partners

« Highly recommended lawn care services | Main | Watering a new turf lawn »

Lawnmower breaks land speed record

ProjectRunningBlade2In January we let you know about an attempt to break the land speed record on a lawn mower.

We can now proudly advise that a British lawnmower has cut the world land speed record by reaching a new top speed of more than 86mph. Rider Don Wales took the petrol driven mower into the record books at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire.

The previous lawnmower land speed record was 80.792mph (130.022km/h) set in America - Mr Wales was recorded as reaching 86.069mph. His team are now due to return to the same spot on Sunday in a bid to break the 100mph barrier.

Those making a bid for the record must drive over a measured mile in one direction and return within an hour. Any of the motorised grass cutters taking part must also be built primarily from lawnmower parts.

Mr Wales's grandfather was Sir Malcolm Campbell who broke the world land speed record, in a car, at the same venue in 1924. The record attempt, named Project RunningBlade, has been led by the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire.

American Bob Cleveland set the previous land speed record on a lawn-mower at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, and was present at Saturday's run in Wales.

The record attempt also raised funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and Wessex Heartbeat.

More news on The BBC Web Site where you can view a video of the record attempt.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83536153e69e201b7c8f283b6970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Lawnmower breaks land speed record:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Lawn Technical Pages

Common Lawn Problems

Buy Lawn Products

Other Gardening Sites

Weed Control

  • Weed Free Contract Pesticide Application Services and Weed Control in Amenity Turf

    The Lawn Company Professional Lawn Care Treatments, Lawn Care Products and Advice

Turf Industry Sites

Weather

  • Metcheck - detailed UK weather including seven day forecasts

    Met Office - UK Meteorological services