Every year, in the last Monday of May, a very extraordinary event takes place. The event that is held in the nature reserve Coopers Hill near Birdlip in Gloucestershire region (south west England), attracts thousands of local spectators as well as tourists. Due to the mass of expected guests it is recommended to book a room in advance.
The competition preserved an ancient tradition that according to the experts’ estimation goes as far as the Pre Roman times. Hundreds of youngsters gather on the top hill for a chase after a cheese rolling down the fill at 70 miles (112 km) per hour.
According to the contest’s rules, the wheel shaped cheese is rolling down the hill and the winner is the one who succeeds in catching it.
See the enclosed video which demonstrate the risk the competitors take. Not all the competitors succeed in reaching the bottom of the hill unharmed, part of them get injured. This is a very fascination unique event.