Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Cheese chasers get the go ahead
Updated 31 May 2004, 14.56
Chasing cheeses has been going on for hundreds of years
A famous day chasing rolling cheeses down a big hill in Gloucestershire is back on after a year's break.

The tradition goes back hundreds of years but was cancelled last year because it is a bit dangerous.

The chasers race down a very steep hill to try and be the first to heavy Double Gloucester cheeses rolling away.

A rescue team is normally on hand to help keep people safe but last year they were busy in Algeria helping to sort things out after an earthquake.

This year a new team is in place so the event goes ahead.

Each year loads of people go Cooper's Hill, near Brockworth, to try and take part in the races.

The winner of each race gets to keep the giant cheese they were chasing down the hill.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear storyHear story
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
ChatChat about what's in the news
ClubThe cheesiest thing I've ever seen!

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full UK Section
Also in UK now:
Work to clear crash track starts
Book features Madonna's daughter
Thousands take part in fox hunts
Scotland Northern Ireland Northern England Wales South West England Sout East England Midlands
Your Reports
Click on an area to read stories from your region
World Reports
Bullying in the playground Have YOU ever bullied? E-mail us!
The Day After Tomorrow Win special Day After Tomorrow prize
Smoking vote Vote: Should smoking in public be banned?
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club