annual Cheese-Rolling Festival at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire took
place as widely anticipated, at 12:00 midday on the Late Spring Bank Holiday
Monday, 4th June 2012.
After several days of heavy
rain Gloucestershire awoke to an improving day with rising temperatures, the
ground conditions on the hill, softened by the recent rain were ideal.
The crowds began to
assemble on the hill before 10am more than 2 hours before the event was
expected to start, it is estimated there were 2000 people in place on the
hill by the start of the event, the crowd numbers continued to swell as a
steady stream of visitors arrived at the site.
Once again, Chris Anderson
competed and won the cheese in the fist two races, the third race, the
"Diamond Jubilee Cheese Race" was won by Craig Farley also from
We would welcome your
comments and pictures of the Cheese-Rolling for publication on the site.
An enthusiastic and tireless supporter of the
Cheese Rolling, his was the voice heard in the many radio, television & film
interviews over the years, this in addition to being the commentator for the
event each year.
Richard will be sadly missed by
all who had the pleasure and honor to have known him.
This report praised the organisation of the Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill.
Special mention was made, regarding the important advice given to the public at
in general by this web site (www.cheese-rolling.co.uk), information that was not
made available in concise form elsewhere, specifically relating to the unique
circumstances surrounding this event and the location at Cooper's Hill.
is the original and Only Authoritative Site dedicated to the historic event
of Cheese Rolling At Cooper's Hill In Gloucestershire.
site is totally independent and
exists in support of the Cheese-Rolling event and it's many thousands of
Here you will find all the latest up-to-the-minute information you need to know about past, present
and possible future events.
year we are pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor, DirectLine
Holidays is an online travel agent set up in 1993. Our experienced and
friendly team is dedicated to helping holiday makers find their dream
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both cheese and adventure, we are proud supporters of the Cheese Rolling
Production" our Film making Company based in York, has just released a
video of the cheese rolling 2012 event. It really stands out from other
videos as you will see, giving a lot more of the fun and social part of the
Cheese rolling usually absent in other videos.
Press and media from time to time, ask for competitor details to enable
radio and television interviews with current and past winners, would you like us to have your contact details
to pass on to interested organisations?
Cooper's Hill, as viewed from the bottom and from the top.
Will YOU be here this year? -
Who will win? - Will there be a new record?
Cooper's Hill is just 300 Met
ers up this lane from the top of the car park, a very easy