02:15AM, Wednesday 30 January 2013
The traditional pancake race will take to the streets of Windsor for the eighth time on Tuesday, February 12.
Enthusiastic local businesses are expected to take part as usual with the organisers hoping to attract 20 teams.
The event was launched yesterday outside Carluccio's restaurant.
After a confident win in 2012, champions Café Rouge will be trying 'flipping hard' to retain the coveted pancake challenge trophy for a second successive year at the grand finale in Windsor Royal Shopping Centre.
Teams will be encouraged to don the traditional pancake racing gear of the 15th century housewife - skirt, apron, headscarf and frying pan (a must for all male participants).
Cllr George Bathurst, chairman of the Windsor and Eton Town Partnership, said: “It is a great team building event for businesses and it helps raise money for good causes at the same time.
"We have raised more than £5,000 over the last few years and hope to increase this further.”
Entry is £40 per team of four and enrolment packs will be available from www.windsorroyalshopping.co.uk.
They are also available at the Windsor Information Centre, Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping Centre – and should be returned by Friday, February 8.
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