An article in the Telegraph caught our eye: “Ding-dong for bell ringers as row breaks out over bid to be classed as a sport”
Bell-ringers point out that bell-ringing is a form of exercise that is at least as strenuous as other activities that are classified as sports by Sport England: angling, rambling, model aircraft flying, life saving, and quoits
A bell-ringing session can sometimes last three hours. It requires physical fitness, stamina, and coordination. It improves agility and tones muscles.
There are bell-ringing competitions.
Trivia: did you know that bell-ringing is “campanology” and bell-ringers are “campanologists”? When conversation lags at the next dinner party you attend, toss this out — you’ll be a hit.