Monster Rock Charity Auction

The last stage of Heavy Metal Truants is upon us, as the Monster Rock Auction kicks off tomorrow.

“It’s remarkable to think the Heavy Metal Truants have just completed their fourth annual, two-wheeled pilgrimage from London to Download festival. It doesn’t stop at the finish line, though,” says HMT co-founder Alexander Milas. “With the tremendous generosity of the great and good of the music industry, this year’s Monster Rock Auction is set to be our biggest yet – get bidding. It’ll make a world of difference in the lives of the kids who need it most.”

Unique items up for grab this year include ED Force One boarding passes used and signed by Iron Maiden, a Marshall JVM Amp signed by Slash, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more, a BC Rich Warlock guitar signed by Bullet For My Valentine, and much more besides. Bid now, bid hard.


The Raffle Is On!

ATTENTION! On August 25th the Heavy Metal Truants will be holding a raffle at Big Red up on Holloway Road in London. There will be beers, there will be laughs, there will be TONS OF STUFF TO BE WON! All proceeds going to Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline. SEE YOU THERE!


We did it!

That’s right – Heavy Metal Truants IV was a raging success and after 164 miles of heat, hills, and the occasional hangover we rode into Download Festival feeling like absolute kings. Thank you to everyone who supported us through your tweets, messages, and most importantly your donations! Stay tuned for our annual raffle and Monster Rock Auction, and if you’re feeling generous you can still donate – Text METL66 £5 to 70070 to support!


And we're off!

The Heavy Metal Truants have departed on the epic, perilous, strength-sapping 168-mile ride towards the north, Donington and Download Festival. You can keep track of our progress on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

So far the Truants have raised £232,000 for some very worth causes – Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline — and this year we’re hoping to smash the ride target of £66,000. We’re already over halfway there, but there are still plenty of riders who need help with their individual totals, and it’s never too late to start contributing.

Donate now, donate here, donate hard. Truants Are Go!


2016 Signups Are Go

That’s right, the opportunity to ride with the soon-to-be-legendary Heavy Metal Truants is now open – it’s a hell of a ride but you’ll have an experience you won’t forget, and you’ll be raising money for the kids who need it most in the process. If you have the mettle, and you’re metal enough.



Get Ready...

Heavy Metal Truants III: A Good Day to Undulate Harder was a tremendous success, and we cannot thank all who supported enough for their incredible work – with your help we raised a whopping £72,000 pounds for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline. And now planning for HMT IV begins. Watch this space, and if you’re thinking of applying for this year’s ride better get on yer bikes!


The Monster Rock Auction is Go!

That’s right, the Monster Rock Auction – our annual online auction is now live! Featuring everythng from a Judas Priest guitar an Iron Maiden Live After Death gold disc and Slipknot portraits hand-drawn by Walking Dead comic artist Charlie Adlard and a Rush white label, there’s truly something for everybody. Check it out here, help us spread the word, and get bidding – it all benefits Nordoff, Childline, and Teenage Cancer Trust!

Auction Site


Thanks for coming down...

Last night the Heavy Metal Truants, a charity cycling group co-founded by Metal Hammer’s ed-in-chief Alexander Milas and legendary Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood threw a raffle up on Holloway Road, and all to raise money for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline. It all follows on from the Heavy Metal Truants third annual 168-mile cycle pilgrimage from London to Castle Donington and the mighty Download Festival, and if this year’s ride is anything to go by, there’ll definitely be a fourth.

“Charity is about community,” says Milas. “When we asked for help the industry heard the call, and last night saw us giving away everything from Slayer Xmas jumpers to Ziltoid hand puppets to some very, very special Zeppelin discs and a heap of other awesome items. We had music from the Lounge Kittens, magic from Laura London – a huge thank-you to everyone who came down or supported us from afar. I need a lie-down. The Heavy Metal Truants journey doesn’t end there. Once again, the online Monster Rock Auction is due to launch in August, and what we have in store is going to blow people’s minds. Watch this space!”


We made it!

On June 12th a 52-strong legion of heavy metal heroes crossed the finish line at Download Festival after a 168-mile ride to glory! Read about our travails on day one HERE and day two HERE and check out our little video of our victory-lap into Donington OVER HERE!

We’ve much more work to do – we’ve a raffle and an auction coming soon, details to be announced imminently so keep your eyes peeled, and thanks so much for all your support!


On Wednesday Morning we’ll be setting off for our 168-mile adventure northward to Donington and Download Festival! You can follow our adventures on our twitter or check out our facebook for bigger updates. We’ve got a fantastic group of riders together this year from all walks of life as well as members of Amon Amarth, Savage Messiah, Stoneghost, One For Sorrow, The More I See, and Paradise Lost! It’s not too late to donate and you’ll be supporting three fantastic charities. Follow our updates, tell people about us, and wish us luck!


The Ride Is On!

We’re getting some awesome signups already, and some very well-known faces are set to join us on the 2015 ride. Do you have the metal, and the mettle, to ride with us? The Heavy Metal Truants are open to everyone, you don’t even need a bike! SIGN UP NOW, and get training!

2015 IS A GO!

2015 is a Go!

That’s right! From Wednesday, June 10th to June 12th we’ll be cycling northward to Donington and indeed Download Festival. If you wish to join please visit our signup page for details on how to join a cast of musicians, industry types, and metal fans to raise money for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline! Have a question? Please email Into Glory Ride!

Wondering what it’s like? Then check out our amazing new video

£73,000 BABY!

£73,000 Baby!

Last night, we presented a rather nice cheque to Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline – it’s a tremendous result and wonderful testament to the sense of community that underpins the metal brother and sisterhood. Huge thanks to TeamRock and all of our sponsors and supporters, we couldn’t have done this without you. Here’s to 2015! Read all about it HERE