WINCHESTER residents are set for a flipping entertaining Pancake Day next month.

Pancake racing will return to the city centre on March 5 with the inaugural Shrove Tuesday race at the cathedral involving 20 teams competitively tossing pancakes in the Outer Close.

This year’s event has been organised by Winchester Rotary and proceeds will go to Winchester Cathedral and be distributed to local charities.

Groups will comprise clergy, choristers, councillors and local charity members, all racing the 38 metre course with designated places to stop and toss a pancake.

Competitors will be battling for two specially designed 3D printed trophies.

One will be awarded to the team completing the distance in the fastest time and the other, by popular vote, for the best attire.

Miniature versions of the trophies will be given to the winning competitors to keep, and the fully sized items will pass on to what will become an annual event.

Freshly made pancakes will be available from 12 noon, and entertainment will be provided by the Winchester Student Union Busking Society.

The teams of four will race between 1-2pm.