The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling And Wake In England


Cheese is one of the loved treats by everyone. But for this reason, would you risk yourself just to try and catch this? If you would, you’ll require a large amount of energy to run downhill at 110 kph.

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is the annual event every Spring Bank Holiday (late May) held at the Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in England.

Originally, this event is for the people who live in the local village of Brockworth, and done solely by them. But as time went on, this event attracted people all over the world and have volunteered to participate in it. Due to its vast popularity, it was dubbed by the British newspaper The Guardian as the “world-famous event”.

There’s only one goal; to catch the Double Gloucester cheese rolling down the Cooper’s Hill. However, the fearsome course is rough and uneven, and it is way steeper than you think. Usually, this leads to inevitable casualties like sprains and brazed elbows, or worse, broken limbs.

The official event was scrapped in 2009 after more than 15,000 people turned up. This gave safety fears over majority of the people at the site. Since then, unofficial races have been organized by local enthusiasts.

If you don’t have the guts to try this extreme challenge, you can simply entertain yourself by watching and cheering for the challengers. For the winner, the prize is, of course, the yummy cheese!


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