These downhill racers have no need for snow.
After all, Gloucester, England, is not known as a destination for Alpine skiers.
But, according to Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], Gloucester is well known for its annual Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Competition.
Participants from localities nearby and throughout the U.K. have been rolling cheese wheels down the hill’s 45 degree slope for centuries.
In recent years, however, the race – complete with tumblers rolling trippingly downhill – has attracted competitors from all over the world. This year, it was rough rolling for a goodly number of them, much to the delight of thousands of spectators.
The winner of this year’s cheesy race was 21 year-old Mark Kit from Toronto, Canada, who said he’s been fascinated by the event since he first saw videos of the cheese rollers when he was a kid.