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Cheese Rolling race to take place on May Bank Holiday

Posted on 24th April 2014

The world famous Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling race at Cooper’s Hill will take place on May Bank Holiday this year.

Cooper’s Hill, which is just a 40-minute drive away from many of the unique holiday properties in the Forest of Dean, will be welcoming a number of runners on May 26th as the unofficial Cheese Rolling race will take place.

Last year, police told organisers that they could not run an official event due to health and safety regulations, but around 5,000 people still turned out to watch people chase a foam cheese down the hill.

This year, a real Double Gloucester cheese ball will be used and thousands of people are set to turn out again to compete in the event or to watch the race.

The world-renowned event dates back to the early 1800s, but the 2010 event had to be cancelled for health and safety reasons as around 15,000 people attended the event in 2009 and caused disruption on nearby roads.

Image Credit: michael warren (flickr.com)