Friday 22 February

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Hinckley BID’s 8th annual Great Pancake Race is approaching

Two people dressed in oversized costumes, one as a monkey and other as a safari person holding frying pan with a pancake in and racing

Published Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Issued on behalf of Hinckley BID

As all pancake lovers know, Shrove Tuesday, 13 February 2018, is the time to get the frying pan out, make that special mix and practice those ‘tossing and catching’ skills, trying hard not to leave your creation attached to the kitchen ceiling.....

Individuals and teams are already entering to show off their pancake tossing skills, or just to have some fun in the Hinckley Pancake Race, which will take place on Castle Street (from the Britannia Centre) at midday on Shrove Tuesday, 13 February 2018. 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+ 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 dress up - for the ‘funniest costume’ on the day. The Mayor will present a neck medal to every entrant.
There is no charge to enter this event. You might also consider it a good ‘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 or call us on 01455 698494.