Young Ringers

The YACR Young Ringers are also known as the Yorkshire Tykes. The group is open to all young people aged 18 and under from any of the YACR Branches. Minimum standard is to be able to control a bell unaided. Parents and adult helpers are welcome to come and help.

The Tykes meet each month and visit various Association towers for a general practice or to ring quarter peals. The ringing is usually run by one of the young people and is all aimed at what they wish to ring.

The Tykes also represent YACR in the Ringing World National Youth Contest each year. On 1st July 2017 they successfully overcame 18 other teams to win the Whitechapel Trophy in Birmingham. In July 2019 the team, which included two young ringers entering their first contest, finished in 3rd place overall and 2nd in the method ringing category. The contest was held in Liverpool and concluded with ringing at Liverpool Cathedral.

We recently attended the RWNYC in Worcester (Sept 2021) where our young team came joint 4th of the 6 teams ringing in the method section. The team rang Plain Bob Triples.

For more information contact Jane Lynch on 07807159086 or

Picture below of the 2019 Contest Team.

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Upcoming Events
Tykes Meeting

12th June 2022 TBC
Young Ringers Branch

Tykes Meeting - Venue TBC

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RWNYC - Exeter

2nd July 2022 All Day Event
Young Ringers Branch

This year the Ringing World National Youth Contest will be in Exeter.

We hope to send a Yorkshire Tykes team to represent YACR. 

If you are interested in attending please get in

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Latest News
Quiz Winner Announced
1st January 2020
Young Ringers Branch

Many thanks to everyone who supported the recent Sweetie Quiz. 49 sheets were returned but only one person got all 70 questions correct. The winner is Gill Moreton from Wakefield

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Fundraising Quiz Sheets
21st October 2019
Young Ringers Branch

To raise some funds to support the ongoing activities of the Yorkshire Tykes we are selling quiz sheets at £1 each. All the answers relate to sweets or chocolate bars.

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Training Regime.....!
6th July 2018
Young Ringers Branch

The Yorkshire Tykes have a punishing training schedule in order to stay fit and focused, but their stamina is helped by the higher altitude "up north". The team

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