... try and win the 8lb Double Gloucester. The first written evidence of cheese rolling is found from a message written to the Gloucester town crier in 1826, though even then it was apparent the event was an old tradition. A champion cheese-roller has smashed the world record for the most cheeses won in the death-defying Cheese Rolling Race, suffering a torn calf in the process. An annual British cheese rolling competition kicked off in the Gloucestershire countryside on Monday, May 27, with racers tumbling down Cooper's Hill after wheels of cheese. But I decided to spend my weekend partaking in a very peculiar British pastime: the annual death-defying Cheese Rolling Race on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester. A Quick Guide to Cheese Rolling, England's Strangest Sport Every year, during Spring, the South West England Gloucester region hosts the annual cheese-rolling event where people from far and wide travel to watch competitors launch themselves down a hill in pursuit of a round of cheese. Gloucester’s Cheese Rolling is due to be back on Cooper’s Hill in May 2021. It involves competitors chasing an eight-pound Double Gloucester cheese down a steep hill and is … It has been cancelled three times in recent years - 1998, 2001 and 2003. This is a beloved annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill, a steep hill near Gloucester, England. A rugby-themed gargoyle was installed last year, to reflect Gloucester. Share or comment on this article: 15 Cheese fanatics wept when this year’s Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake was cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Each year, the event becomes more and more popular, with contestants coming from all across the world to compete, or even simply to watch. The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is traditionally organised by and for the people who live in the village of Brockworth but now people from all over the world take part. Organisers say the cheese-rolling will return in a revised form next year. Chris Anderson, 30, broke the all-time record held by Stephen Gyde after scooping the first of this year’s three men’s downhill races. A champion cheese-roller has broken the all-time record for the most cheeses won in Gloucestershire's death-defying races. The cheese-roller is the gargoyle for Tewkesbury, marking the death-defying races down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth. Daredevil Mr. Anderson, who has won 22 Double Gloucester cheeses over 14 years of […] Daredevils have thrown themselves down a steep hill in the annual death-defying Cheese Rolling Race.