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
Yorkshire bellringers who participated in the 2014 Tour de France and the 2014 Yorkshire Festival had a great time. Bells captured the imagination of the public and the media.
Now we can do it again! The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire pro cycle race takes place from Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May 2015. We have over 40 churches with bells on the race route.
We have also been accepted in the 2015 Yorkshire Festival as an event inviting people to come along and find out more about bellringing at our practice nights.
Whether you are a bellringer reading this, or a non ringer who is interested by what is going on, please click the link below to find out more. This could be exciting …..