For the first time since 2011, the House of Lords Team was victorious in the annual Pancake Day Race in Victoria Tower Gardens. The event, which celebrated its fourteenth anniversary on Tuesday, has become a fixture of the political calender. Taking place in in the shadow of the Palace of Westminster, the race sees three competing teams, representing the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Parliamentary Press Gallery, flipping away around a course in order to raise money for Rehab.
The race was established by the Rehab Group, which works to provides care and rehabilitation services to over 60,000 people with disabilities, people with brain injuries and people with mental health difficulties, every year.
Lord Bilimoria was a member of the victorious House of Lords Team, which also included Lord Redesdale, Lord St John of Bletso, Lord Addington, Lord Mawson, and Lord Kennedy of Southwark. The peers finished the relay event in first place in a time of 3 minutes and 56 seconds. Speaking after the event, Lord Bilimoria stated that the event was “always a great deal of fun and also one that raises money for a very worthy cause!”