Cheese Rolling cancelled after 200 years
Due to safety issues or some such crap, the historic Gloucester Cheese Rolling Event has been canceled after 200 years. At least I can say I was there.
The event site, Cooper’s Hill in Brockworth, near Gloucester, has a capacity of around 5,000 people.
Last year roads for miles around were blocked by traffic trying to get to the event and finding nowhere to park. The chaos led to calls for an overhaul of the event.
Eighteen people were injured last year. This was described as ‘low’ by St John Ambulance, though ten of the wounded were not competitors but spectators.
… Robin Hammond, of the Really Exciting Adventure Club, said: ‘I do understand the issues about the crowd but wish that the local authorities had worked harder to ensure that we don’t lose another part of our English culture to issues of crowd health and safety.’
Does this look dangerous to you?
And just in case you missed it, my video.