Offbeat News: Annual cheese rolling event

Thousands gathered for one of Britain’s barmiest Bank Holiday traditions over the Bank Holiday - chasing a cheese down a steep hill.

The unregulated free-for-all started in the early 1800s and sees daredevils running after a rolling cheese down steep 200-metre Cooper’s Hill near Brockworth, Glos.

Fearless contestants often break bones as they tumble down the slope in pursuit of the 1ft wide Double Gloucester wheel, which reaches speeds of up to 70mph.

Veteran cheese runner Chris Anderson, 27, won first place in TWO races this year after a comeback from injury - taking his total to 15 cheeses in ten years.