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Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade

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Shrove Tuesday was celebrated in SE1 with pancake races at Borough Market and London Bridge City, and a Mardi Gras bike parade through the backstreets of Bankside.

Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade
Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade
Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade
The winning team from The Marketing Store with Canon Michael Rawson of Southwark Cathedral
Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade
Borough & Bankside Mardi Gras bicycle parade

Better Bankside's pancake race, now in its 11th year, this year took place in Stoney Street alongside Borough Market.

Canon Michael Rawson, sub dean of Southwark Cathedral, presided over the races which were won by the team from The Marketing Store.

The Better Bankside pancake race raises funds for the local charity Paintings in Hospitals.

The London Bubble Theatre Company's Flipping Marvellous Pancake Race at London Bridge City is now in its fifth year.

New for 2017 was the Borough & Bankside Mardi Gras event which saw a parade of bicycles make its way through local streets carrying banners created at the Stones End Day Centre and Blackfriars Settlement, as well as pancake-related fun and games at the parade of shops in Great Suffolk Street.

In Price's Street, chefs from the OXBO Bankside restaurant at the Hilton London Bankside served up free pancakes to passers-by and collected donations for Cancer Research UK.

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