On Shrove Tuesday every year the ladies of Olney, Buckinghamshire compete in the world famous Pancake Race, an Olney tradition which dates back to 1445. The 2017 race will be held on Tuesday 28th February. The race starts at 11:55am. Children from Olney schools also take part in their own races. Since 1950 Olney has competed against the women of Liberal, Kansas, USA in an international race.