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!”
The Truants arrive at Download 2015
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!
Riders Ready..... Pedals Steady....
AND WE’RE OFF!
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!
Heavy Metal Truants are proudly sponsored by TeamRock, Phantom Music, Trooper Beer, , Robinsons Brewery , AEG, Raw Power Management, The Agency Group, 13 Artists, BMG, Sony Music, Warner Music, Universal Music, Sheridans, Holland & Knight, and S Pennington Accountants. Pictures courtesy James Sharrock.