Cheese Rolling

I’ve never tried this myself but thought I’d share this odd happening…

Cheese Rolling is held every second Bank Holiday in May. Hundreds of people gather to watch this quirky, annual event, which dates back to medieval times. The race starts with the master of ceremonies rolling a 4kg Double Gloucester cheese down the hill. Dozens of competitors run, roll and somersault down the hill after it. It’s impossible not to fall over due to the rough uneven slope with a 1:2 gradient. The winners take home the cheeses as well as a few cuts and bruises.

To find out more about quirky Britain, check out our Quirky Events Diary 2009.

-Helene-

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