Bradford on Avon race promises to be even batter

Bradford on Avon’s popular pancake race is back and bigger than ever with three events happening on Shrove Tuesday.

The 20-year-old tradition starts on March 4 with the children’s races in Lamb Yard at 3.30pm followed by two races – rather than the usual one – across the Town Bridge for businesses in the town to take part.

As up to six children, aged up to 14, can run at a time in Lamb Yard, several races will be held until attention moves to the Town Bridge at 4.30pm.

Organiser Jackie Allan said: “We want as many people to come down and watch and be part of it. We want as many businesses to take part too.”

For the Town Bridge race, competitors have to dress in the theme of their business.

As with previous years, police will close the road for no longer than 10 minutes.

Throughout the events there will be bucket collections to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, the town’s Christmas Lights fund and other community projects.

The Tourist Information Centre will be making pancakes for all spectators and competitors. Businesses can enter the Town Bridge race at the Tourist Information Centre in Westbury Gardens.

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