Welcome to the website for the Ridgman Trophy Ten Bell Striking Competition

The Ridgman Trophy is awarded to the winner of a striking competition on ten bells, held annually in May or June. The territorial associations in East Anglia (including the Lincoln Guild) often enter teams, and others are welcome as space permits. Badges of participating Guilds and Associations are shown below; click a badge to go to the website for the organisation.

The 2024 competition will take place on 8 June in Biggleswade.

For more information about ringing church bells and learning to ring: the website of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers has information  about bell ringing and learning to ring; Discover Bell Ringing is a website which includes country-wide contacts with local Associations and Guilds.

2023 Ridgman 10 bell striking competition

On Saturday 17 June, the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church bellringers hosted the Ridgman trophy, a 10 bell striking contest for associations that border the Ely DA. The competition was held at Towcester and the test piece was 216 changes of spliced Plain and Little Bob Royal. The judges were Andrew and Joanne Wilby.

The results were as follows:

Bedford did not complete the test piece.

Any queries to Alan Winter, alanwinter_at_cantab.net.

St Laurence, Towcester

Revd Challen presenting the trophy to the Essex Association

The Essex Association band with the trophy

Contact Us

For more information about the Ridgman Trophy, contact Alan Winter (alanwinter_at_cantab.net). For queries, comments or suggestions on this website, contact webmaster_at_elyda.org.uk. 

Guilds and Associations

Bedfordshire Association
Leicester Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers
Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers
Lincoln Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers
Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers
Essex Association of Change Ringers
Peterborough Guild of Church Bellringers
Suffolk Guild of Ringers