WATCH: Parliamentary Pancake Race

Journalist Robbie Gibb (L), David Amess MP (C) and Lord Kennedy (R) Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, London, Britain - 04 Mar 2014 The charity race is organised as a competition between journalists, MPs and members of the House of Lords and proceeds are given to the charity 'Rehab'.  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Journalist Robbie Gibb (L), David Amess MP (C) and Lord Kennedy (R) are elbow to elbow. 
(Rex Features via AP Images)

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:

Journalist Nick Robinson (L), Jason McCartney MP (C) and Lord Mawson (R) Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, London, Britain - 04 Mar 2014 The charity race is organised as a competition between journalists, MPs and members of the House of Lords and proceeds are given to the charity 'Rehab'.  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Jason McCartney MP (C) takes the lead from Journalist Nick Robinson (L) and Lord Mawson (R). 
(Rex Features via AP Images)

Lord Redesdale Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, London, Britain - 04 Mar 2014 The charity race is organised as a competition between journalists, MPs and members of the House of Lords and proceeds are given to the charity 'Rehab'.  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Does Lord Redesdale get extra points for singing? 
(Rex Features via AP Images)

ournalist George Parker Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, London, Britain - 04 Mar 2014 The charity race is organised as a competition between journalists, MPs and members of the House of Lords and proceeds are given to the charity 'Rehab'.  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Journalist George Parker’s pancake won’t stay in the pan. 
(Rex Features via AP Images)

Journalist Jane Merrick (L) and Lord St John (R) Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, London, Britain - 04 Mar 2014 The charity race is organised as a competition between journalists, MPs and members of the House of Lords and proceeds are given to the charity 'Rehab'.  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Journalist Jane Merrick (L) and Lord St John (R) are cheered on by the crowd. 
(Rex Features via AP Images)

The House of Lords took the win this year.

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