Cheese Rolling

Whenever I mention that I am from the UK I am usually end up discussing football and the bad weather. However, the next popular question I am asked is about cheese rolling.

The Cheese Rolling Contest takes place at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire. It is held on the last Monday in May which is a public holiday in the UK.

Copper's Hill

Starting at midday there are five downhill races including an all women's race. A Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down the hill while the competitors chase after it.

Chasing the cheese

As you can see from the photo there is a good chance that competitors get injured in the pursuit of the cheese. The first person down the hill wins the cheese.

The Prize

This event could only happen in the UK. Would I take part? No way, I do not like cheese.

Until the next post, stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.



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