UK Cheese Rolling Tradition Continues

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

The ancient and hysterical tradition of cheese rolling dates back hundreds of years. Monday, crowds of people gathered in Cooper's Hill Gloucester to watch an 8-pound roll of Gloucester cheese roll down a slope. The event happens annually on the spring bank holiday.

Dozens of competitors chased the cheese roll down the steep slope. About 25 volunteers from the St John Ambulance were on hand to treat the inevitable injuries, while a team from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters was also on hand to treat any medical emergencies.

Competitors from all over the world take part in the competition.

The competition, which is thought to date back hundreds of years, consists of a series of downhill races, with the winner of each receiving a cheese.


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