In one of Britain's more cherishably odd yearly pursuits, thousands gather on a slope outside Gloucester to pursue a 7lb wheel of double gloucester cheese down the precipitous incline of Cooper's Hill.
Originally held on Whit Sunday, the event has in recent years moved to the Spring Bank holiday.The cheese has been estimated to reach speeds of up to 70mph on its journey down the hill.
Humans, being decidedly less aerodynamic, fail to reach such spectacular speed... read more
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