Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cheese Rolling Games in Gloucestershire Cancelled

The hugely popular Cheese Rolling event in Gloucestershire, England has been cancelled this year due to safety concerns. Scheduled to take place in late May, organizers say that due the cheese chase's increased popularity and its unpreparedness to handle the crowds, last year drawing 15,000, they have chosen to put off the chasing of the 7 pound Gloucestershire round until 2011.

This Cheese Rolling tradition has been going on for centuries. A round of the local Gloucestershire cheese gets released at the top of a steep hill and the first one to get it, takes it home. (Source: BBC)

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