2nd March 2022

Bradford on Avon Town Council Pancake Day Race huge success

Bowline Communications has won the 2022 Bradford on Avon Town Council pancake race.

Just before 11am on Tuesday, 1 March, representatives from Bradford on Avon businesses gathered to compete for glory in the annual Pancake Race. 

The race took place over the Town Bridge, which was shut for five minutes from 11am, and saw 11 runners safely sprint up and down while flipping their pancakes in the air. 

Dozens of residents lined the pavement to watch the fancy-dressed competitors battle it out for a spot on our coveted frying pan trophy. 

Runners were disqualified if their pancakes fell on the floor. 

This is the first Pancake Race since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Town Council is very pleased to see it return in all its glory.

Posh Crepes also provided delicious pancakes to spectators, racers and anyone working behind the scenes. 

Bradford on Avon Town Mayor, Cllr Sarah Gibson said: “The Pancake Race was well attended and there was fierce competition between the businesses in the town. 

“There was not too much cheating from our pancake flippers and it was nice to see a new competitor win. 

“Congratulations to Tim Jeary from Bowline.” 

Our 2022 winner, Tim Jeary of Bowline said: “It’s a massive surprise to have won. 

“I was looking at the line of competitors and their frying pans and was really not thinking that I’d be able to toss mine three times quickly enough. 

“But surprisingly, I won and I’m feeling really chuffed. It’s good fun and a good thing to do on a Shrove Tuesday.” 

Tim’s name will now be forever engraved on the ceremonial frying pan.

The runners of the race:

Tom Murphy – Compass Garden and Landscape Design

Jade Pocock – Vitality Day Spa

Alex Phillips – SVI Development 

Tom Gray – SVI Development

Tim Jeary (WINNER) – Bowline Communications 

Klas Hylan – Studio Bacchus

Darren Mason – Kingston Estate Agents

Matt Johns – Johns Associates

Tessa Pepler – Johns Associates

Louise Weissel – Occupational Healthcare

Harry Hamlin – CS Bowyer Funeral Directors

Photos courtesy of Trevor Porter