Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009

Submitted by: The_Maddog 8 years ago in Funny

Roughly translated for the Non British: "I"m going to hurl myself down this hill after a lump of cheese." Ouch!
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Female 263
Also,

AAAAAAAAS YOOOOOOOU WIIIIIIISH!!!!

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Female 263
CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!! lolz
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Male 1,256
some day, I will go to that.
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Male 2,788
LOL @ guy with one-piece borat suit and the guy with the horse head
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Male 99
apparently this year nobody broke any bones, but a spectator had to go to hospital after falling out of a tree!
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Male 801
Still not as stupid as shin kicking....
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Male 352
JK Rowling and Simon Pegg are among other great things to come out of Gloucestershire.
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Male 413
I did this a few years ago, some friends of mine live near Minchinhampton..and yes we may have had a few beers to soften the blow. The best thing is though it flies in the face of pretty much every health and safety law written
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Male 56
That is so great. It looks like a lot of fun.!
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Female 447
That seems like a drunken sport. If they were stoned they would just eat the cheese. :D
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Female 69
@OldOllie
we do... they`re called newsagents.

We just like chasing cheese more. xD
Actually, it`s just for fun, and great to be a spectator.

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Male 9,305
*stops the video*
*turns to IAB*

Now...we are even.

Europe and America are now even.

No more fighting. No more jabbing. We have sh*t on both sides of the lake.

Let`s play nice. :)

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Male 1,557
Its an old tradition. Dont worry, we Brits think its crazy too, heh.
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Male 5,189
I seen this on TV! Still funny to watch.
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Male 3,915
god this would be so fun...i love rolling down hills....just add rocks and idiots and a 45 degree incline....and by golly...ya got yourself a jolly good time...
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Male 15,832
@DaSheezy "so what`s the objective...? anyone got any ideas?"

Apparently it`s a way to get cheese. I guess they don`t have grocery stores over there like we do.

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Male 2,125
That looks fun =D
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Male 743
I love cheese rolling
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Male 1,685
"my sweet Wesley" - :)
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Male 1,685
YEAH! MEDICS! - notin else says you had a good time.
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Male 886
The guy in the green jersey and red shin guards/pads was a real pro... he went twice and both times when he started rolling he came right back up onto his feet again, not to mention he won both times...

Oh, and I`d sooner do this than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

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Female 546
*sigh* the human race
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Male 12,365
"And as if you weren`t damaged enough, you`re stopped at the end by being tackled by a rugby team."

That`s better than being stopped by the trees behind them.

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Female 87
and the first words that came to mind:

as you wish

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Male 12,365
"Man, I have a feeling this would be made illegal in America if we tried something like this.
<green with envy>"

There have been attempts to ban it, because people are injured every year. The hill is steeper than it looks in this video. There are better pictures here:

http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/

Do you know why it`s done?

No, neither does anyone else. It certainly isn`t for the prize - that`s the cheese.

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Male 3,332
I thought they outlawed this event.
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Male 12,365
"3. They only do this in countries with "free" healthcare. BTW, sorry about your broken leg, the doctor will along to see you in 6-8 months."

If you go to hospital in the UK with a broken leg, a doctor will be seeing you in a matter of minutes. The NHS works extremely well for serious injuries. It works extremely well generally, it`s just that complaining about it attracts more attention.

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Male 13,630
I could just imagine Fat folks chasing a huge cheese burger down a big hill....
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Male 176
Man, I have a feeling this would be made illegal in America if we tried something like this.
<green with envy>
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Male 150
so then all that tumbling for a piece of dirty cheese..... lmao and they call americans stupid... sadly though i can just see the american take on this now the same exact concept... only with cheese burgers.
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Male 406
Kind of like the running of the bulls. I feel sorry for the cheese.
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Female 15,763
My school had a heritage assembly today. I really wish some form of this could`ve been in it...
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Male 2,344
Cheese rolling X-TREME: The Alps
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Male 13,630
DaSheezy - First to the bottom of the hill, wins the cheese
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Male 381
that was absolutely dongtacular. i literally cannot use words to describe the level of awesome in this video.
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Male 1,590
No event like this is complete without a guy in a lime green mankini.
And the last lady was fine until the dude tackled her at the finish line.
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Male 150
so what`s the objective...? anyone got any ideas?
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Male 13,630
Yup all hail to the NHS system, best thing in the world bar non, You feel ill, UK just walk into a hospital they make ya better!
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Male 1,357
welfarepimp. The healthcare isnt free. It`s paid for by TAXES. Those pesky things that steal money from your paycheck. Furthermore, its 4-6 hours, not months :)
And serious cases go straight through. As in the US
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Female 1,412
woah! this is awesome!
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Female 1,260
Gotta give props to the guy in nothing but bikini underwears!
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Male 4,680
welfarepimp, we have specialized wards dedicated to caring for cheese-related incidents. It`s true!

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Male 1,347
looks so fun
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Female 1,148
some guy was jumping really really high at O:50

haha

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Male 422
Trust us brits to do something as stupid as that :D
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Female 8
Ive been before (purely spectator) its a giggle for the bank holiday and gloucester is a lovely place
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Male 189
1. Cheese roll and wake...is the wake for all the people that die doing this?

2. "Get the cheese!" Thanks lady, never would`ve figured that out, not with the name and all.

3. They only do this in countries with "free" healthcare. BTW, sorry about your broken leg, the doctor will along to see you in 6-8 months.

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Male 2,049
Holy poo! Did that guy die @0:34
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Female 472
I know I got the first post on this, but I thought of something.....bubble wrap. Just get a big roll of it and wrap yourself in it. If I ever got a chance to participate, that`s what I would do!
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Male 1,383
Only 1 hours drive away from that madness and I`m not going to put my life on the line for some God damn cheese!
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Male 1,254
I don`t know if there are any rules, but if I were to participate I would wrap myself up in a punch of couch cushions and just roll from the start.

Heck as a kid I could do that all day long. I tried rolling down a hill a couple years ago and I felt like an 80 year old man afterward.

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Male 4,290
And as if you weren`t damaged enough, you`re stopped at the end by being tackled by a rugby team.
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Female 2,220
My uncle broke his back doing this.

WORTH IT THOUGH.

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Male 161
Don`t make fun of us brits :-(
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Male 148
tick english!!!!!
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Male 844
CHEEZE! looks fun but i wouldn`t try it without a helmet, back brace, knee pads etc.....ouch
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Male 4,593
God that looks like a blast. I`d love to go see that, maybe even take a roll down the hill.

Here`s a toast to the British.

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Male 362
Someone needs to buy the grizzly bear-resistant suit and just launch themselves down the hill after the cheese.
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Male 3,425
Hahahaha, I love the cheese rolling contest, I`ve been (not taken part, spectated), it truly is hilarious.
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Female 263
looks painfulll...
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Male 3,369
I did something similar to this for fun, once years ago.

Never again! 2 sprained ankles, brusied ribs and a nearly dislocated shoulder!

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Female 2,026
wahey!
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Male 13,630
Oh and the first person to hit the bottom of the hill, wins the cheese, YAY!!
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Male 13,630
Yeah it was a fair bit bigger, but I think one year it kicked up such a speed going down hill, it ploughed into the crowd and took a few spectators out..
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Female 472
In past years weren`t the cheese wheels bigger and weren`t there more then just one?
I guess it`s more about watching a bunch of people injure themselves to chase after a single wheel of cheese anymore. lol
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Male 3,369
Link: Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009 [Rate Link] - Roughly translated for the Non British: `I`m going to hurl myself down this hill after a lump of cheese.` Ouch!
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