Yours favourite Julie Walters will be signalling the start of the 12 hour Lawn Mower Race on August 9.
Teams of drivers, both male and female, will hit speeds approaching 50mph in the British Lawn Mower Racing Association’s event. Taking place thoughout the night, with just a padded seat for comfort, it’s not a race for the faint of heart!
It sounds to us like Julie, famed for her eccentric roles and lovable, quirky ways is the perfect choice for flag-waver at this zany event.
Qualifying for the world-famous race in Five Oaks, West Sussex, begins at 3.15pm and the race starts at 8pm. Entry is £6 (children and parking free) and money raised will go to the Ingfield Manor School for children with cerebral palsy. Visit www.12hour.co.uk
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