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Chance to sign up for market’s annual pancake race

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THREE teams are being sought to take part in this year’s Shrove Tuesday pancake race at Leicester Market.

The annual event will involve four teams of four, who will need to be handy at flipping pancakes as they race in a relay around a course in Market Square.

This year’s race is being hosted in partnership with LOROS and will take place at lunchtime on Tuesday 28 February.

Last year’s winners, the Food Hall Traders, will defending their title, and there will be freshly cooked pancakes available to help raise money for the local hospice charity.

Adam Piotrowski, markets development officer and event organiser, said: “This will be the third year we’ve held the Leicester Market pancake race. We’re looking for three teams of four who think they might have what it takes to beat our current champions.

“It’s always a lot of fun and we can promise tasty pancakes with fresh lemon or orange straight from the market.” 

Teams interested in signing up for the annual Leicester Market pancake race should contact Adam on 0116 454 0243 or email

Closing date for entries is Thursday, 2 February.