The Cheese-Rolling Festival is quite possibly one of the craziest things you are ever likely to witness. England's answer to the running of the bulls in Spain, the cheese rolling festival involves participants chasing after a large, round Double Gloucester cheese, down the ridiculously steep Coopers Hill, near Cheltenham.
What comes next is a melee of arms and legs as limbs give way and gravity takes hold. Whereas actually catching the cheese is practically impossible, the first one to pass the finishing line at the bottom is gifted the cheese as a token of bravery. Unsurprisingly, ambulance intervention is regularly required, but this doesnt stop people from all over the world travelling to The Cotswolds to take part.
The four races are completed on the Spring Bank Holiday, last monday of May, with 2010's festival being held on the 31st May.
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