Crazy cheese rolling event to take place over Bank Holiday

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The crazy annual cheese rolling event will return to Gloucestershire this weekend.

Cooper’s Hill near Brockworth will stage to competition on Monday, May 27.

The event sees competitors manically chase the cheese 200 yards down the 1:2 gradient of the hill.

Rebel cheese rollers have been staging their own unofficial event after health and safety fears caused the official competition to be cancelled in 2010.

The unusual event has been celebrated for centuries and is thought to have its roots in a heathen festival to celebrate the return of spring.

The official event was cancelled after more than 15,000 people turned up as spectators to watch the 2009 competition.

Since then it has been held unofficially with the police keeping a watchful eye.

The first race traditionally starts at 12pm.

Admission is free but parking is unlikely to be available in the immediate area around Cooper’s Hill.

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