Saturday 25 November 2017


Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2013 video

Forget trekking up a steep, muddy hill for a fleeting glimpse of the Cheese Rolling action; SoGlos has done the hard work for you and captured a video of the 2013 thrills and spills.

While the last few weeks have seen plenty of speculation over whether or not the annual Cheese Rolling would take place, sensational headlines about an elderly Double Gloucester cheese maker being warned by the police, and plenty of social media chatter about the mad cap sport, the day of the world famous Gloucestershire event finally came around.

Despite heightened police presence, with authorities stopping vehicles accessing the roads leading onto Cooper’s Hill, around 5,000 spectators from across the globe made their way on foot – lining the sides and bottom of the hill which is home to the unique sporting spectacle.

The upbeat atmosphere was helped along by fine weather and blue skies overhead, with a real sense or order throughout the event – albeit in an unofficial form for a fourth year running.

Kicking off at midday, crowds were treated to three men’s downhill races, one women’s downhill race, an uphill children’s race and an uphill adults’ race – complete with all the thrills and spills the daredevil sport has become famous for.

American competitor Kenny Rackers, dressed in a glorious stars and stripes bodysuit, was the star of the show – winning both the first downhill race as well as the adult’s uphill race. While the last downhill race of the afternoon sadly saw one cheese chaser come off with a wince-inducing ankle injury, as shown in SoGlos’s video.

© SoGlos

Monday 27 May 2013

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