Come and join in the fun of the pancake races
The Mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Cllr David Ravenscoft, will be supporting the famous Ross-on-Wye Pancake Day Races which will be taking place through the main street of the town on Shove Tuesday 12th February, culminating in front of the Market House Visitor Centre from 3.00pm
Prizes for winners and the Best Dressed Pinny Competition (sponsored by Essential Sewing) at 4.30pm in the Market Square. Continue reading
Have you entered The Ross on Wye Pancake Day on Tuesday 21st February.
It is still not too late to enter follow this link to download an application form https://blog.wiltoncourthotel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Pancake-Races-Entry-Form-2012.pd
The Wilton Court has taken a stand in the Market Square and our two lady chefs Stacey Barber and Rachael Williams will be cooking and serving pancakes from late morning through the afternoon. The pancakes will be served with a choice of Lemon and sugar at £1.00 or Toffee or Raspberry Sauce at £1.50
Jamie Williams from Sunshine Radio will be joining the Great Ross on Wye Pancake Races for the afternoon, commenting live on air from the event.
Even if you are not entering a race we do hope to see you there for a fun afternoon.
The Mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Cllr David Ravenscoft, will be supporting the famous Ross-on-Wye Pancake Day Races which will be taking place through the main street of the town on Shrove Tuesday 21st February, culminating in front of the Market House Visitor Centre. Adult races from 2.30pm Children from 3.30pm
Prizes for winners and special achievements. There will be a Best Dressed Pinny Competition (sponsored by Essential Sewing) at 4.30pm in the Market Square.
The races are a simple 50m or 100m sprint, each entrant is to provide their own Frying Pan and each person must wear non-slip shoes suitable for running and an apron. Pancakes will be provided and each participant will be required to toss pancakes at the beginning, middle and end of the race.
Entry fee is £1 per person if pre-booked (£3 on the day) Any extra funds raised will be donated to the Association of Ross Traders to raise the profile of the town for the benefit of visitors and traders.
“Ross-on-Wye has a long history of organising an annual pancake race.” Said Helen Kiddy from ART (Association of Ross Traders), the organisation behind the revival of the popular event in 2010 and 2011.
Said Helen. “Races will take place throughout the afternoon in several numerous categories with lots of races for children of all ages, organised after the local schools close for the day.
Local shop keepers, businesses and individuals who would like to take part should get in touch with Helen Kiddy at Essential Sewing Services in Gloucester Road on 01989 566406. Entry forms are also be available at various places in the town from: Essential Sewing Services, Tudor Sweets, Field Fair and The Ross Gazette office from 1st February.
“Richard Mayo from Truffles Delicatessen has won the Retailers’ Race two years in a row and taken away the coveted trophy (a non-stick frying pan)”. Said Helen Kiddy. “We are determined that it won’t be Richard again this year!”
You can aslo download you entry form to the race here.Pancake Races Entry Form 2012