CHEERING crowds flocked to the Applegarth in Northallerton to honour the town's traditional pancake race.

A motley mixture teams dressed as colourful characters including a horse and jockey, an ice cream and even a giant Champagne bottle raced against each other whilst flipping pancakes.

Not everyone reached the finish line with pancakes intact, but it was all for a good cause, with money being raised for North Yorkshire Youth Space.

Northallerton-born GB international shot-putter Scott Lincoln started both the junior races, involving Applegarth School, and the senior event, which included entries from BBC Radio York and Northallerton Mowbray Rotary Club.

Town Mayor Cllr John Forrest presented the prizes to the race winners along with best flipper and best fancy dress prizes. The event was organised by Northallerton Business Improvement District whose manager Graham Bell said: “We’d like to thank everyone who made the day such a great success.”

The event was supported by Colin Hutson Accounting, Lewis & Cooper, Coles Solicitors, Bettys, North Yorkshire Police and Northallerton Town Council.