WATCH: Parliamentary Pancake Race
Today marks Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday. The day lands just before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off Lent. As we know, the Brits like their races … what better way to recognize this day than with a “flipping” spin around London’s Victoria Tower Gardens.
We can’t pass up the opportunity to witness members of the U.K. Parliament decked out in chef hats and aprons, racing against journalists and members of the House of Lords, all in the name of fundraising. The relay race has been taking place since 1996, winding through Westminster, with proceeds going to Rehab charity, which helps people with physical and mental disabilities.
You can speed up on the origins, history and rules of the Pancake Race here.
The BBC did an amazing job of catching the action of the day in this video, literally from inside the frying pan:
You can check out the names and stats of the MPs’, Lords’ and Media teams here. Even better, you can check out some action shots below:
The House of Lords took the win this year.
Are you taking part in Pancake Day?
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