Hinckley pancake race returns

Published Wednesday, 26 January 2022

As all pancake lovers know, Shrove Tuesday is the time to get the frying pan out and practice those ‘tossing and catching’ skills, trying not to leave your creation attached to the kitchen ceiling.

Individuals and teams are already entering to show off their pancake flipping skills, or just to have some fun in the Hinckley Pancake Race, which will take place on a short course uphill on Castle Street (from the Britannia Centre) at midday on Tuesday 1 March 2022. All pancakes will be provided, you just need to bring your own frying pan.

Whether an individual, school, team or company – there are ‘races’ for all in two categories: 

  • Junior event: ages five to 12 years
  • Senior event: age 13 plus years

Teams can also be mixed in age if entering as a group or even as a family. There will be trophies for each race winner in each group, and, for those wishing to have fun - for the ‘funniest costume’ worn on the day.  The Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth, Councillor Ted Hollick will present a neck medal to every entrant at 1pm.

There is no charge to enter this event. You might also consider it as a ‘fund raiser’ through asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you for a good cause of your choice. 

Full details are available from Hinckley BID, 76 Castle Street.  Please e-mail toni@hinckleybid.co.uk or call 01455 698494.