Author Topic: 2007/05/28 England "Gloucester Cheese Rolling Competition"  (Read 1599 times)

Offline John (CH)

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Katy, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Posts: 4,069
  • Cheeses: 60
2007/05/28 England "Gloucester Cheese Rolling Competition"
« on: February 02, 2008, 07:17:41 AM »
Howdy, OK so here's an event that was in the past, goofy bunch of people jumping off top of hill like lemmings to chase a cheese wheel. Video on
YouTube
.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2008, 08:00:54 AM by Cheese Head »


Guests, join the CheeseForum.org community to remove this ad.


Offline John (CH)

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Katy, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Posts: 4,069
  • Cheeses: 60
Re: May 28, 2007 Gloucester Cheese Rolling Competition
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 07:22:01 AM »
OK and here's some info on Wikipedia.

And on BBC UK, now they are calling it a Festival.

And here's the "official" website.

People want to hurt themselves, go right ahead!
« Last Edit: May 03, 2008, 02:58:58 PM by Cheese Head »

Offline John (CH)

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Katy, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Posts: 4,069
  • Cheeses: 60
Re: May 28, 2007 Gloucester Cheese Rolling Competition
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 07:25:46 AM »
OK so if you dig into the "official" site thy are even letting kids do it, like the T-Shirt picture "Blessed Are The Cheese Makers".
« Last Edit: May 03, 2008, 02:59:24 PM by Cheese Head »

Offline cheesy

  • New Cheese
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Cheeses: 0
Re: May 28, 2007 Gloucester Cheese Rolling Competition
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 03:51:28 PM »
Wow ... they love cheese there.  First prize is the cheese!!!
Excerpt from that site:
Photos of paramedics and people landing head over heels!
"
Christopher Anderson, 20, was stretchered off
wearing a neck brace on a spinal board after hurting
his back as he finished head over heels.

"My Cousin Chris Anderson Won The 1st Race this year and to put everyone right, he is 20"
"As he flew to the bottom his mother, my sister and myself jumped the sideline to meet him at the bottom. We tumbled down to make sure he was Ok as he lay unconscious.
We are all very proud of Chris, this is the 4th Cheese he has won Year after Year."
"