Ready for starters orders for the big Ilkley pancake race

Ilkley Gazette: Determined runners taking part in one of last year’s races Determined runners taking part in one of last year’s races

The final countdown is on to the annual Ilkley Rotary Pancake Races, which take place along The Grove on Shrove Tuesday.

As in previous years more than 200 schoolchildren are expected to be competing, followed by the adult races for businesses and individuals. Participants are encouraged to don fancy dress for the occasion.

The pancake races start at 10.45am, with the adult races starting at about noon and the last race is expected to be at about 1pm. The event is organised every year by the Rotary Club of Ilkley and the main sponsors are Dacre, Son & Hartley, Mortens of Ilkley, Bettys Cafe & Shop Ilkley and Stray FM.

Schoolchildren need to enter via their schools. Businesses and individuals can enter via e-mail to rotaryclubilkley@hotmail. co. uk, phone 07850 999929 or just arrive at the Bandstand on The Grove on the day.

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