Rain and wind failed to 'flatten' any of the pancake tossing enthusiasts who took part in the annual Windsor race on Tuesday.

Town centre manager Paul Roach said that 15 teams gathered to compete in the relay, seeing who could most effectively keep their pancakes flying through the air while racing through the Windsor Royal Shopping centre.

Mr Roach said he thought a number of pancake races had been cancelled across the country on health and safety grounds because of the weather.

But he said: "Luckily ours is held under cover so it was not the case in Windsor. The bad weather might have slightly affected the turn-out by the public but we had a full contingency of 15 teams - one did not turn up but some latecomers filled the gap."

The proud winners of the event was the Batter Late Than Never team fielded by Shanly Homes whose team members Kiran Douil, Jay Sharma and Ifran Ashraf beat all comers, winning the coveted frying pan trophy and special pancake making sets.

The team from the ComXo switchboard support services company in Datchet came second with their 'flippin' 'eck' team, while the and the decidedly masculine looking Wren's Wenches from Sir Christopher Wren's House Hotel won the 'best dressed' team prize.

The Gallery at Ice was the team with best mascot - a pink flamingo.

The mayor of the Royal Borough Cllr John Lenton and mayoress Margaret Lenton presented the awards.

The bad weather did not put off pancake racers in Maidenhead holding their event at the same time.

The Reading pancake race was turned into a walking event for safety reasons.

But Maidenhead town manager Steph James said: "We had 18 teams and we just ran faster to keep warm."

Funds raised at the Windsor pancake race will go to the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service charity - which is about to officially open its children's hospice in Maidenhead.