Ringing for the Tour de France

The bells of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, will ring out on the afternoon of Monday 7th July to celebrate a leg of the Tour de France taking place in London.

This continues the tradition of ringing for sporting events in London as there was ringing at St Margaret’s Church for the three Olympic Marathons in 2012 and for the London Marathon in 2013, the courses of which took in a side of Parliament Square.

This time the competitors will be coming in from the East and once they have passed the Tower of London they will proceed alongside the Thames, towards Lower and Upper Thames Streets and the Victoria Embankment, before riding past the Houses of Parliament, around St James’s Park and finishing, with Buckingham Palace as a backdrop, on The Mall in St James’s Park between 1530 and 1600.

The bells will be rung to a quarter peal of Grandsire Caters starting at 1500.