Sheffield. A 15 mile loop up to Owler Bar. Snow all around. Meanwhile back down in Ecclesall churchyard it was as though Spring were on the way. All Saints, Ecclesall.
Listen to church bells on BBC Radio Sheffield via the link below. (1:39:15)
In 2014, church bells took centre stage in the Tour de France Opening Ceremony and all along the race route. We now have the chance to do it all again in 2015.
The 2015 Yorkshire Festival runs from 1 April to 3 May, concluding with the Tour de Yorkshire pro-cycling race from Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May.
Click above to listen to Rod Ismay talking to Paul Walker, live on the BBC Radio Sheffield Breakfast Show. Rod’s interview starts at 1:39:15, including a recording of Yorkshire Surprise Major. Rod’s interview is preceded by the Yorkshire Festival Director, Mark Fielding, discussing the broader festival from 1:37:50
Welcome to Yorkshire have released some cracking films on the Yorkshire Festival website. They include great memories of the Festival and of Le Tour de France 2014.
Bells, in particular, feature in “Festival Rising” – excerpts of Sheffield Cathedral and its bells around 1min20s into the film.