Every year on the Spring Bank Holiday (late May) at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire, hundreds of people run down a hill and chase a wheel of cheese. What started as a strange event held by a village has now gained global recognition, with people from countries across the world heading to England to take part in the cheese-rolling race. But what exactly is this event, and how did it start? Let's talk about it:
When did the event start?
What happens at the event?
What are the weirdest things to ever happen at this race?
- A foam cheese was used in 2013 to try and make the event safer, but this was abandoned as it didn't make much difference
- A spectator was once hit with the cheese and seriously injured
- The event has been cancelled a number of times due to safety concerns, however it is still running (although it was paused due to Covid)