In pictures: Flipping fun at Maidenhead pancake races

In pictures: Flipping fun at Maidenhead pancake races

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Luke Matthews

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In pictures: Flipping fun at Maidenhead pancake races

A flipping duo from the Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) proved there is nobody batter when it comes to pancake races.


The BCA Titans strolled to victory at The SportsAble Maidenhead Pancake Madness 2014, which took place in King Street yesterday.

It is the first time SportsAble has been the beneficiary of the event, with the 13 teams who limbered up and put their pancake skills to the test raising more than £200 for the centre in Braywick Road.

The annual Shrove Tuesday showdown sees competitors race in teams of two, each sprinting 50 yards and stopping half-way to flip their pancake twice.

Businesses turned out in force to join the action, with Bar Sport, BCA, Gourmet Chicken Company, La Roche, Maidenhead Advertiser, Noodle Nation, RBWM, Sainsbury's, Three and Waitrose all well represented.

BCA Titans defeated La Roche in a re-run final following a flipping controversy, with the Maidenhead Advertiser narrowly pipping the Waitrose superheroes to the title of best fancy dress.

SportsAble's president John Jenkins acted as referee on the day.

"I thought it was just great," he said afterwards.

"It attracted a lot of spectators from the lunchtime traffic. Steph James and Mike Brown from the Maidenhead Town Partnership have done a brilliant job.

"I expected it to be competitive. There were some good tussles between BCA and La Roche and the turnout was great.

"The fancy dress was very good. It's a super little event to undertake at lunchtime and people have lots of fun."

John hopes the event will continue to run in aid of SportsAble, which requires £250,000 a year to help disabled people get into sport.

 

 

Watch a video of the event here.

 

 


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