Stage 2 Highlights – Tour de Yorkshire

Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire (Saturday 2 May 2015) saw a rich variety of churches, bellringing and community decorations.

In the 21 photos below I share images from Bubwith, Holme on Spalding Moor, Norton on Derwent and Wetwang.

You don’t have to be a cyclist to love the Tour de Yorkshire.

Just look at how all these communities have got into the spirit. Brilliant!65 01 Bubwith church and cross 65 10 Bubwith bike on bus stop 65 15 HoSM church 3 landscape 65 18 HoSM cyclist at church 2 65 20 HoSM band 2 65 25 HoSM view up to church 3 sky 65 34 HoSM village sign landscape 65 36 HoSM House with Y flag 1 65 40 HoSM Caterpillar bike 1 65 42 HoSM School Yorkshire banner 65 47 Norton church 2 landscape 65 49 Norton church 4 portrait 65 52 Norton church Le Tour de Life service 65 54 Norton church band 65 56 Norton banner 1 65 60 Norton dressed tree trunks 65 62 Norton delays sign and blue bike 2 65 64 Norton with Frank Lamingo Ryan Swain 65 65 Norton Next Steps cafe bike cakes 65 75 Wetwang church 2 daffodils 65 80 Wetwang church 7 sign and bike

Bike Bell Orchestra – World Record 9 August

Join the Bike Bell Orchestra on 9 August at the launch of the Prudential London Ride. Its their Guinness World Record attempt at the largest bike bell orchestra. Fabulous idea.  Do join them and make it happen. More info via:

The call is out to recruit 600 cyclists to join the Prudential RideLondon Bike Bell Orchestra in Guildhall Yard to play a special arrangement of Westminster Chimes.

The existing record was set with 503 participants in Germany in 2003.

“This is a wonderful way to start the day,” said Event Director Hugh Brasher. “After Big Ben chimes 9.00 on Saturday 9 August, our orchestra of 600+ bike bells will play the Westminster Chimes to officially open this year’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle. London will never have heard anything like it before.”

The bike bell orchestra will be conducted by Dominic Wheeler, who has conducted many orchestras and operas during his distinguished career but this is his first time working with bike bells.

Participants can register now for the event and to join the Prudential RideLondon Bike Bell Orchestra at  It’s free and all registrants will receive a tabard and magazine plus a goody bag at the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show.

Participants in the Guinness World Record attempt must arrive in Guildhall Yard by 0800 on Saturday 9 August for rehearsal. Bike bells will be provided.