In pictures: Hundreds turn out to watch Ripon's Pancake Day races

It's one of Ripon's many much-loved traditions - hundreds of residents lined the streets to watch the city's Pancake Day races today, cheering on everyone who took part.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 6:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 6:42 pm
The Dean of Ripon, the Very Rev John Dobson, the Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, and members of the Ripon Cathedral clergy team. Picture: Picture Gerard Binks.

Brilliantly organised by Ripon Festivals and the Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels, the event started outside the Cathedral, as the Lent bell rang out.

An action shot taken during one of the adult races.
Action from one of the school races. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Action from one of the adult races. Picture Gerard Binks
Children raced through the streets to take part. Picture: Gerard Binks.
More than 24 races took place this year. Picture: Gerard Binks.
The Ripon Cathedral clergy team got into the spirit of the event. Picture: Gerard Binks.
A group action shot. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Laughter was ringing out along Kirkgate as the races got under way. Picture: Gerard Binks.
One of the school races takes places. Picture: Gerard Binks.
The event is generously supported by Ripon businesses and community groups each year.
Schools across Ripon took part in the races.
The 38th Regiment and the 21 Royal Engineers cooked the pancakes in a field kitchen outside the Cathedral.
Another action shot from the day.
More Ripon children dash after their pancakes
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The rotary embraces the spirit of the event.
The rotary charge down Kirkgate
The Ripon Cathedral clergy team flip their pancakes.
The Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, takes part in the pancake races.
Another pancake is flipped.