London 2012: Olympic bell ringing 'not practical'
Bell ringers in Dorset and Wiltshire have said plans to ring bells ahead of the opening of the 2012 Olympics are "not very practical".
Organisers of the Games want all the bells in the UK to simultaneously ring for three minutes at 08:00 BST on 27 July, as part of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed's Work No. 1197.
Mr Creed hopes the bells will be "rung as quickly and as loudly as possible" and said the project relied on people to "make it happen".
Ruth McKenzie, director of Festival 2012, said the project would be "great fun".
The Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers now proposes that the bells at "as many churches as possible" in the diocese will ring during the course of the day, for as long as the individual ringers feel is appropriate.