Tuesday 24 January 2023

THE BIG Beverley Pancake Race is back this year after two years absence due to the COVID pandemic. And now the call has gone out for restaurants, cafes, shops, businesses and groups to enter a team of four to compete over an 80-metre course, preferably in fancy dress.

The event, on Sunday February 19, is organised by The Rotary Club of Beverley and is aimed at raising money for local charities. Rotary president John Greenwood told Beverley FM: There will be prizes for the Winning Team and Best Dressed Team with medals for everyone. We hope local residents will come to Wednesday Market to share in the fun and support the teams in their races’’. 

Further information and Entry Forms for the event can be obtained by emailing rcbsecretary1@gmail.com or by picking up a form from The Dog & Duck in Ladygate. 

BEVERLEY RACECOURSE has been named amongst the best 10 in the country for offering a quality raceday experience. That’s according to the racing industry’s Quality Assured Scheme. Racecourse chief executive Sally Iggulden told us: “As one of the smallest racecourse teams in the country, we are rightfully proud at being recognised for going the extra mile and for our continual investment in facilities.”

FARE DODGERS face a £100 penalty from this week if caught travelling on a train without a ticket. The fixed penalty rises from the previous figure of £20. Rail companies, including Northern, who provided services through Beverley, felt the £20 figure was no longer an effective deterrent.