I watched the trailer of a mini-series, called We Are The Champions, on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it already, please take a look. The mini-series talk about the strangest competitions around the world. And the first competition displayed is a competition called Cheese Rolling. Basically, you see a bunch of people running after a block of cheese that’s left to free fall from a hill with 45 degrees of inclination.
Well, of course, I was very surprised to find out that such a competition exists. And I would like to express my admiration for all the competitors who have tried the race so far. This is one type of race I can never dare. But what left me flabbergasted was the location of this competition because, apparently, it’s only a thirty-minute drive from where we live in the U.K. We have been living in the U.K. for the past three years, and we never ever heard anyone talk about such a competition or place. Right after I watched it on Netflix, I called one of my British colleagues and asked her if she knew about this place or the competition. She said “No” 🙂
I read on Wikipedia that the race takes place in the spring, and it did not take place in 2020 due to covid, which makes sense. Well, I was not going to wait until spring. I had to visit the famous Cooper Hill in Brockworth right away. I tried to photograph as much as possible, but the ground was very muddy and slippery due to recent weather conditions, so I cannot say the shots are great. Basically, I did not want to become the first person in history to roll down the Coopers Hill in the absence of a block of cheese :P
The navigator did a good job taking us to the hill. If you ever like to visit, be aware that the road leading to the hill is very narrow and it’s one-way. There’s a small area at the bottom of the hill where you can park your car. I think a maximum of four cars can fit into that space.
Coopers Hill’s fame seems to be on the rise. We saw other groups of people inspecting the scene:) I should say, “Thank you, Netflix”, I guess:)