The bells did indeed ring out for Stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire. Ringing that I am aware of which has been done or will be done is as follows. Other towers are ringing too, but exact confirmations awaited still. Thanks especially to the Beverley & District Ringing Society for leading the way.
Stage 1 (Bridlington to Scarborough)
Bridlington, Flamborough, Middleton, Pickering
Stage 2 (Selby to York)
Selby Abbey, Nunburnholme, Bubwith, Holme on Spalding Moor, Market Weighton, Walkington, Beverley Minster, Beverley St Mary’s, Norton on Derwent
Stage 3 (Wakefield to Leeds)
Sandal, Barnsley, Cawthorne, New Mill, Meltham, Otley
If you visit http://www.yacr.org.uk (the website of The Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers) you can find full details of all churches with bells for change ringing in Yorkshire. It will include details of practice nights and you would typically be most welcome to come along and have a go.
“Bellringers Herald Cyclists” is a formal event in the Yorkshire Festival this year, following on from its inclusion as a headline event in the 2014 Festival ahead of Le Tour de France in Yorkshire.
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