Mr and Mrs Pasty have been warming up for their Grand Tour of Cornwall by whizzing at 60 miles an hour down SkyWire, England’s longest and fastest zipline run by Hangloose Adventure at the Eden Project near St Austell.
Their adventures will continue throughout Cornish Pasty Week (February 24 to March 2) when they will be making special appearances at classic beauty spots from Land’s End to the Tamar.
Having mastered the zipline, they could pop up anywhere as they turn their hands to some other challenges and activities throughout the week including, of course, a spot of pasty crimping.
It is unlikely they will be any match for the county’s top professionals, who will be battling it out during the week for the brand new title of World’s Fastest Crimper.
The heats are taking place on the morning of Tuesday February 26 at Heartlands, the giant playground and heritage centre built on derelict mining land at Pool, near Redruth. Anyone is welcome to drop in to support the contestants between about 9.30 and 10.30 am.
The four crimpers with the fastest fingers will take their places on stage for the final crimp-off at the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project on Saturday March 2.
The rigorous adjudication process doesn’t only take into account speed – the judges will be checking that every pasty has at least 18 clearly defined crimps and is finished with a neat tuck.
Throughout the week we’ll be sharing Mr and Mrs Pasty’s adventures on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Follow us to keep abreast of their travels and to hear about a host of other pasty-fuelled antics going on.