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 (either the 2nd or 3rd Sunday afternoon) 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 2023 we were part of the hosting group who organised the contest on home turf in York. This year a record 28 of our young ringers attended the event. We were the only team to ring a method on 8 bells in the method section, and also entered an 8 bell team in the call changes section. Plus we had 12 reserves...!

Pictures on our News Page show the whole team at York Minster.

If you have not attended a Tykes event before and wish to do so please contact Jane Lynch for further information. All YACR under 19's are welcome to come along provided they can safely handle a bell on their own.


For more information about the Tykes please contact Jane Lynch on 07807159086 or


Upcoming Events
Tykes Meeting
Tykes Meeting

17th December 2023 2.30 to 6.00pm
Young Ringers Branch

There will be a Tykes meeting on Sunday 17th December.

Please contact Jane Lynch for details of towers etc.

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RWNYC London 2024

6th July 2024 All Day Event
Young Ringers Branch

The Tykes are hoping to take two teams to London for the 2024 Youth Contest.

We are working on a method team and a call changes team.

Please contact Jane Lynch if

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Latest News
RWNYC York 2023
2nd September 2023
Young Ringers Branch

In July we were pleased to be part of the host team for the RWNYC held in York. We had a record 28 young ringers attend the event and entered

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RWNYC - Exeter
24th August 2022
Young Ringers Branch

The Tykes travelled to Exeter for the RWNYC on 2nd July 2022. They took part in the method contest and achieved 3rd place from the seven teams who entered. Sixteen

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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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