Better Bankside Pancake Day Race 2013
This event has now finished. Tue Feb 12
Time Out says
For the annual Better Bankside Pancake Day Race, teams of four drawn from local businesses are encouraged to donate a minimum of £20 to the charity Paintings in Hospitals, which lends original works of art to UK healthcare facilities (teams can enter up until Friday February 8). The rules state: 'Each pancake must be visibly flipped, whereby the whole pancake flips in the air,' and competitors should be aware that 'Marshals will advise on validity of flip by shouting your team number and the word “again” if the flip is not valid or pancake falls on the ground. Marshals cannot be argued with.' The winner is the first team past the post with more than a third of the pancake in the pan still whole. Watch the action unfold inside Borough Market, where some of the traders will be on hand with foodie treats, plus music to add to the festivities. You can get into the spirit with pancakes sold by Baxters, and the nearby Southwark Cathedral refectory usually has a special menu, too. The cathedral also presents the winners' trophy, and as many of the teams compete with each other throughout the year in other events such as boules and quizzes, things can get quite competitive on Pancake Day.