Next Monday is probably the most famous Gloucestershire event after the Gold Cup - and certainly the most insane. Yes, it's that time of year again... cheeserolling season is upon us.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this particular brand of British
There are two types of race at the cheeserolling:
- uphill - for the 'serious' athlete, usually won by someone very fit, and with minimal injuries
- downhill - for the nutters, usually won by the cheese, and with paramedics on constant standby
We went along to watch in 2006:
Yes, that is someone being carried off in a stretcher. The incredible thing? It wasn't a competitor - it was a spectator who was hit by falling cheese!