VIDEO: Sandal church rang the bells for the Tour de Yorkshire

The bells tolled for the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists on Sunday.

The chimes of St Helen’s Sandal Magna could be heard above the roar of the crowd as the peloton swung past the church on Barnsley Road at about 12.30pm.

From left: Isabel Hodson, Jane Allott, Bradley the dog, Jessica Allott and Emily Hodson who were at St Helen's Sandal Magna Church to watch the Tour de Yorkshire.

From left: Isabel Hodson, Jane Allott, Bradley the dog, Jessica Allott and Emily Hodson who were at St Helen's Sandal Magna Church to watch the Tour de Yorkshire.

The church was a hive of activity on race day. Coffee and cake was also served at a roadside stall.

Families rode their bikes to church and got a great view of the race. The church even had a dog called Bradley watching on. The pointer was born in 2012 the same year Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France.

Rev Rupert Martin, vicar of St Helen’s, said the bells rang for a full hour for the cyclists and the church was glad to be part of a “great, joyful occasion”.