Heavy Metal Truants: At A Glance

Having now completed its seventh year, the Heavy Metal Truants combines 50 riders from the world of rock to cycle 180 miles from London to Download Festival to raise money for at-risk children. In addition to auctioning money-can’t-buy items from the world of heavy music, access to some of the biggest names for intimate events, and more events year-round.


Social Impressions in 2019


Raised For Charity To Date


Raised last year

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Miles Covered



Our Next Goal

Having surpassed our initial goal of £666,666 we now look ahead to..


The Charities

All Proceeds Benefit


Sponsorship Opportunities

Monster Rock Auction

A big component of the Heavy Metal Truants’ fundraising every year comes in the form of the Monster Rock Auction: an online bidding war over some of the most sought-after memorabilia from the world of rock and beyond. See some of the incredible items donated last year. We’re seeking all donations for HMTV with a guide price of over £2,500 and can provide access to some of the biggest names in rock to add value to your product to do so.

HMTV Cycle Jersey

Featured placement on the shirts of every Heavy Metal Truant as they wind their way throughout the country. Have your support for these great causes included in every photo of our riders from the starting line to the final events months after the event.

On Site Banners + Wraps

Milestones on each day of the ride are marked by the official charity banner, feature your brand alongside others in support of some incredible charities. Official banner, support car wraps and photography provided.

Sponsor A Rider

Are you or a member of your team up to the challenge? We’re accepting fully sponsored new riders to join HTMV: join our collection of music industry veterans, artists and become a fundraising hero.

Cyclist’s Kit + Endurance Essentials

Think your product work perfectly with our cyclists? Support us with a donation of everything that keeps us pedalling and we’ll capture custom video and photo content on the ride, showcasing it under the toughest conditions.

Social Media

Take advantage of exposure to the world of heavy metal. With key personalities, incredible charitable organisations, brands and the biggest heavy music festival in the UK involved in HTMV, aligning your brand with a young, vibrant community of music buyers has never been more rewarding.

Previous Sponsors


Artist Riders

Some friends we brought along over the years

Get In Touch

Ready to align your brand with a great cause? Get in touch with us

Alexander Milas

email: alexander.milas@twinv.com