Are you Sporty type of person? If No then this article will really attract you towards sports and if Yes then doodles you should try this sport out. Every year, during Spring, the South West England Gloucester region hosts the annual cheese-rolling event where people from all over the world travel to watch competitors launch themselves down a hill in pursuit of a round of cheese. Sound a bit strange? Actually, it is strange!!
What is Cheese Rolling?
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A Double Gloucester cheese is rolled from the very top of the hill and competitors chase after it. The first person across the finish line is declared as a winner, with the cheese as their prize. Originally, the main motto was to catch the cheese, however, with its one-second head start as it quickly gains speed, this becomes pretty difficult – and dangerous!
Place where Competition takes place?
The event is held on Cooper’s Hill, in the parish of Brockworth, Gloucester. Most of the competitors are locals from the village, however, people have come from all over the world to take part in the unusual sport.
What are the rules?
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- There are four downhill races – three for men and one for women with a maximum of 14 racers.
- The Masters of the Ceremony kicks off the event by shouting: ‘One to be ready, two to be steady, three to prepare at the same time the cheese is released and four to be off.’
- The competitors then instigate themselves down the hill after the cheese, with the first person past the finish line crowned as the winner.
How to participate?
No need to fulfil any criteria for participating or fill out the paperwork beforehand. All you need to do is arrive at the destination and report to organizers. That's it!!
Tip: Be sure you don't wear your favourite pair of jeans.
Interesting to watch the video out there we bet you won't stop yourself from laughing….