Fancy Taking on the Pancake Challenge?

January 19, 2017

Do you think you have what it takes to become Leicester Market’s pancake-flipping champion?

We are looking for three teams to take part in this year’s Shrove Tuesday pancake race here at Leicester Market.

Our annual event will involve four teams of four in a relay-style race, which will take place in Market Square. Teams will need to be handy at flipping a pancake while being required to navigate a variety of obstacles around the course.

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

Last year’s winners, the Food Hall Traders, will be defending their title, and there will be fresh pancakes cooked on-site to help raise money for the local hospice.

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 the current champions.

“It’s always a lot of fun and we can promise fresh 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 2nd February.