Ealing MP Steve Pound is hoping to captain his House of Commons team to anything but a flat performance in the government's sporting event of the year.
The MPs will again be looking to prevent the House of Lords members and the media team come out on top in the 19th annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race.
The ferocious affair will see MPs line up against the press and a team of pancake-tossing Lord's including Richmond's The Rt Hon Baroness Kramer.
The event on Shrove Tuesday in Victoria Tower Gardens is run by disability charity Rehab, which aims to raise awareness among policy-makers and the media of the importance of supporting the most vulnerable people in society.
Contestants will attempt to complete their lap of the circuit without letting their pancake drop.
Donning their aprons, chef hats and with pans in hands, each team will be vying for the opportunity to lift the highly coveted Magnificent Tin Cup and claim bragging rights for 2016.
Despite the race being the main event, spectators are often fond of the sight of competitors warming up pre-race, there is something entertaining about seeing some of the country's leaders try and touch their toes.
Channel 4 news presenter, Cathy Newman, is this years official and starter, and will be on hand to make sure particularly ambitious competitors don't pull any dirty tricks and ensure that all pancakes are regulation size and saucepans are used for their proper purpose.
The MPs are without a win since 2013 - which was their second victory on the trot - and although they may be used to getting a battering from the press they'll want to come out on top here.
One to watch
MP Steve Pound, a winner in 2012, is back for a second bite of the cherry and will be hungrier for victory than ever after last year's disappointment.
Pound lost out by a neck to last year's victor and reacted by crushing his pancake over his rival's head.
The MP said: "Let's face it, the MPs' team dropped the pancake in letting the Media team win last year, but there's no point in crying over broken eggs.
"It was just ahead of the General Election, so we figured it was best to keep them sweet. This year, however, the aprons are off, and we will leave no pancake unturned in reclaiming the title that is rightfully ours. This year, there will be no flip-ups."
Mrs Newman will have to keep her eye on this one as he's willing to do anything for that Magnificent Tin Cup.
Sir David Amess MP for Southend West let his side down with a disappointing performance last year but has picked himself up and prepared his pan ready to make this his year.
The MPs have been in training all year ready for this; pancakes have been dropped and temper tantrums thrown, but the team will feel they're at optimum pancake flipping ability and will be confident of claiming first prize.
MPs team in full
- Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West
- David Burrowes, MP for Enfield, Southgate
- Robert Flello, MP for Stoke-on-Trent, South
- Mike Kane, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East
- Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham
- Liz McInnes, MP for Heywood and Middleton
- Steve Pound, MP for Ealing North
The team of peers from the House of Lords will be looking to repeat their 2014 performance which saw them snatch victory in the final steps, but an under-par showing at last year's event wont fill these Lords with confidence.
One to watch
Lord Redesdale was part of the losing parliament team last year but has managed to gather enough of his pals to get a Lords team organised this year.
He knows the course like the back of his hand and he'll use last year's disappointment to pull boost his sides morale this time out. Don't be surprised to see Lord Redesdale with the Magnificent Tin Cup above his head come Tuesday.
The Lib Dem politician said: "It is only appropriate that as members of the House of Lords we reclaim our natural birthright as Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race champions - indeed, you could say it's our sovereign duty.
"Having temporarily loaned our position to the Media team last year, we intend to show the other teams who really rules the roost around here. It's time to sort the flippers from the floppers."
Lord Kennedy of Southwark has been an ever-present in the Lords pancake race team, and was part of the team that won at a canter in 2014.
However, with the MPs having dominated previous meets, and the media an emerging racing force, the pressure to rediscover his winning form may be too much as fresh blood emerges for the Lords.
Lords team in full
- Lord Addington
- Lord Kennedy of Southwark
- The Rt Hon the Baroness Kramer
- Baroness Parminter
- Lord Porter of Spalding CBE
- Lord Redesdale
- Lord St John of Bletso
The media team will be looking to assert their dominance and after last years victory they will go into the race as strong favourites, which is no surprise considering they boast the youngest average age of the three sides.
One to watch
Sky News senior political correspondent Sophy Ridge is young enough to be the granddaughter of some of her competitors, but she still captained the Media team to victory last time around.
Experience often outweighs youth, but when you're running in a circle flipping a pancake, youth could come in handy. Expect to see this open-eyed competitor register a quick lap time.
Newscaster for ITV, Alastair Stewart, is at the other end of the scale to Ridge.
He'll need all his 63 years experience to outwit his competitors but his affection for a cheeky cigarette may catch up with him as he loses his breath half way through the lap.
Media team in full
- Robbie Gibb, Editor BBC Daily Politics
- Gary Gibbon, Channel 4 News Political Editor
- Sam Macrory, BBC Political Journalist
- Jane Merrick, Independent & Independent on Sunday Columnist
- Nigel Nelson, Sunday People Political Editor
- George Parker, Financial Times Political Editor
- Mia Reakes, Reuters TV reporter
- Sophy Ridge, Sky News Senior Political Correspondent
- Alastair Stewart OBE, ITV News presenter
- Caroline Wheeler, Sunday Express Political Editor