It turns out I can, and so can every other Brit reading this, in an event called All the Bells.
The short version is, on Friday 27th July, at 08:12am, UK time, as many bells as possible, from doorbells and bike bells, all the way up to full cathedral bell-towers will ring, all across the United Kingdom.
Taking part is easy - just stand on your doorstep and press your doorbell - but why not go the full hog?
- Are you in a cycling club? Get them all out in the street, ringing their bike bells.
- Live near a church? Even if you're not religious, get in touch and get them involved.
- Go to school? Talk to the music teacher, borrow the hand bells or the tubular bells.
- Are you an engineer? Hang up the biggest lump of steel on the site, and beat it with a hammer.
Pass the website around your friends and contacts by Facebook or Twitter, put a poster up at work, add graphics and links to your blog, and generally spread the word.