Pancake race comes to town

The annual Pancake Race is back to Hinckley’s town centre on February 9th at 12am. The Hinckley BID is inviting residents to take part in the event that has now been going on for six years.

Entry to the race is free and the only thing the contestants have to bring is a frying pan. Pancakes will also be provided. There are trophies for each winner and a separate award for funniest costume.

There are 43 confirmed entrances at the moment, which include NWHC staff, two Twycross Zoo mascots and a mascot for the town’s new Leisure Centre.

Steve Wegerif, said: “The event is showcasing the town, which is what we try to do all the time. It’s one of the oldest English traditions and we’re the only town in Leicestershire that still holds a pancake race. Less able people have a chance to come out and mix in and take part on the race. Is all about community spirit.”

So, if you’re around town on the day and feel like joining in some fun, you’re more than welcome to flip a pancake up Castle Street.

The next event organised by the Hinckley Business Improvement District will be the Easter Egg Hunt.

By Sara Vinagre.