Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Despite In The Past Being Banned By The Health & Safety Brigade,

and this year a warning by the British police,

a British tradition that dates back to at least the 1800s, was banned when Health and Safety concerns saw the event officially cancelled since 2010, but the tradition lived on as thousands of spectators showed up, to create their own unofficial versions of the world-famous spectacular of Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling over the last three years,

but this year the police stepped in, Ms Smart, 89, who had supplied giant double Gloucesters for the past 25 years was warned she could be regarded as an organiser and was liable to legal action if there is an accident, but this year organisers had replaced the cheese with a lightweight foam version,

then showing what a world wide International event this British tradition is it was won by Kenny Rackers, 27, who had travelled more than 4,000 miles from Colorado Springs to a steep hill in Gloucestershire to take part in this world-famous event, the estate agent, who wore a US stars and stripes morph suit, had travelled to the UK to compete in the race having seen previous events on the television, he stated 'I came 3,000 or 4,000 miles just for this race, I put it on my bucket list and today it was to win and that's what I did', in the second race Australian traveller Caleb Stalder was victorious, lets hope the killjoys keep away so we can all enjoy this uniquely British tradition for years to came.

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