Flipping skills wanted for pancake race

Flipping skills wanted for pancake race

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Francis Batt

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Flipping skills wanted for pancake race
Last year's Windsor pancake race

'Flour power' is back in Windsor next week with plans to make the annual pancake race 'bigger and batter' than ever.

It is hoped to attract 20 teams - up to 80 runners - keen to earn a place on the coveted winners' rostrum at Windsor Royal Shopping centre on Tuesday.

All proceeds from the race will go towards the Diamond Jubilee momument and the Windsor and Eton Christmas lights appeal.

After winning the race for the last two years the team from Legoland will be trying to score a hat trick.

The whole event will once again take on the festive air of a 'costume drama' with teams encouraged to don the traditional gear of the 15th century housewife - skirt, apron, headscarf and frying pan.

Windsor and Eton town manager Paul Roach said: “We raised more than £5,000 over the last six years and hope to increase that further this year.”

Windsor Royal Shopping manager Sue Watts said: “We are hoping that many companies will take up the challenge and make this a real fun business community event. So come on everyone – get in training and show us eggsactly what you’re made of.”

Gentlemanly behaviour is a must. Surplus eggs, flour or batter may not be propelled in the direction of other participants or spectators. A red card will be shown to anyone misbehaving.

Spectators are encouraged to come and watch from 10am to 11.30am at the Windsor Royal Shopping centre. Freshly made pancakes will be on sale.

Entry is £40 per team of four and enrolment packs are available from www.windsor.gov.uk or www.windsorroyalshopping.co.uk as well as the Windsor Information Centre, Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping Centre. Return by Friday.

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