There promises to be more fun, flips and fundraising for a good cause when a popular annual event returns to a town centre high street next month.

Businesses and residents are again set to come together for a day of friendly competition when the Ricky Pancake Race takes place in Rickmansworth High Street on Tuesday, February 13.

Organised by Watford Mencap and now in its 25th year, the event has become a local tradition as businesses assemble teams of four to showcase their pancake-flipping finesse as they navigate the high street.

Watford Observer: Teams of four from local businesses can sign up to take partTeams of four from local businesses can sign up to take part (Image: Watford Mencap)

One of the key features of the race is its commitment to making a positive impact on the community and ensuring it is an inclusive event that all abilities can take part in.

All funds raised during the pancake race will support Watford Mencap, a charity that provides vital support for people with learning disabilities in South West Hertfordshire.

The event is sponsored by estate agents Gibbs Gillespie and a spokesperson said: “Gibbs Gillespie is proud to sponsor the Rickmansworth Pancake again this year. This is always a highly anticipated event on the town calendar, and it is thoroughly enjoyed by all.”

By participating in the race, businesses not only take part in a fun and entertaining activity but also contribute to an important cause.

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"We are thrilled to bring back the Ricky Pancake Race to Rickmansworth High Street for another year of fun," said Michelle Hamilton, fundraising manager at Watford Mencap.

"This event is not only a great way for local businesses to come together but also an opportunity to support Watford Mencap and make a positive impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities in our community."

Residents and businesses alike are encouraged to join in, whether as enthusiastic spectators cheering on the teams or as participants in the race.

For more information on how to participate or support the Ricky Pancake Race, contact Laureen Roberts at