I like the challenge of handbell ringing, and when things are going well it's easier to approach perfect striking than it is on tower bells. Also, I can do it in the comfort of my own living room, and I only have to organise half the number of ringers.

As far as I remember, I learned the basics as a teenager, and since then I have been fortunate enough to have had opportunities to improve by ringing with a variety of talented people, especially as part of Roger Bailey's band at Imperial College during the 1990s.

I ring tower bells at St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow. Some of my other activities are described here and here.

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