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BBC NEWS | England | Gloucestershire | Cheese racers in steep challenge


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Re: Why people think country folk are thickos

What about all of the people that jump off of Magdalene Bridge into the river Cherwell in Oxford on Mayday. They are not country folk, they are university types.
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The Cheese Race is widely regarded as one of the worlds most dangerous sports, people have died doing it in the past.

watch the chap in yellow

YouTube - Gloucester Cheese Race 2007

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And believe me, videos and photos do not
do Cooper's Hill any justice as to how steep
and how pockmarked and uneven the surface
is.



Magdalene Bridge is closed during May 1st these days isn't it?
 
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... photos do not
do Cooper's Hill any justice


Absolutely.


I was shown the hill last year, it's seriously steep... and it doesn't really flatten out at the bottom, it sort of truncates at a house's boundary wall....
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Magdalene Bridge is closed during May 1st these days isn't it?
Yes, but many people still manage to jump. I think the drop is about 20 feet and the water is 2-3ft deep, so no wonder people get back and leg injuries.
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Yes, but many people still manage to jump. I think the drop is about 20 feet and the water is 2-3ft deep, so no wonder people get back and leg injuries.
Yes amazing, isn't it?

I'm sure the all the Tim-Nice-But-Dims
have private healthcare, no?
 
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Re: Why people think country folk are thickos

What about the Scottish and the Highland games? I can't see a lot of fun running around in a skirt with no underpants in the cold, tossing your caber and cocking your leekie.
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What about the Scottish and the Highland games? I can't see a lot of fun running around in a skirt with no underpants in the cold, tossing your caber and cocking your leekie.
Oh dear, i can hear claymores being sharpened as we speak
 
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The Cheese Race is widely regarded as one of the worlds most dangerous sports, people have died doing it in the past.

watch the chap in yellow

YouTube - Gloucester Cheese Race 2007
That guy lived.
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Maybe it'd be a good venue for "Pikey" hurling.........

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Maybe it'd be a good venue for "Pikey" hurling.........

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Here's one that happens near me every year.

Oxenhope Straw Race
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Here's one that happens near me every year.

Oxenhope Straw Race
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Yes, I bet you're an avid follower:
http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~ian0...ce-06-0224.jpg
I bet it would be more interesting if it was raining.
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I bet it would be more interesting if it was raining.
It does sometimes but luckily the years I marshalled it it was glorious sunshine. I did however get to play in the bales of straw with a busty beauty after one of them
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It does sometimes but luckily the years I marshalled it it was glorious sunshine. I did however get to play in the bales of straw with a busty beauty after one of them
It would have been rude not to.
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The guy who won the cheese race left the field on a stretcher and could be heard saying it was all worth it !!
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Howell are you the exception that proves the rule with regards to thicky farming types ?
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Howell are you the exception that proves the rule with regards to thicky farming types ?
Why do you think I got out of farming ?
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Re: Why people think country folk are thickos

i heard it was too many illigitimate lambs/human hybrids roving bridgend and the vale of glam.
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