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i would normally be going to the isle of wight ,but as we don't have a festival this year - i thought i would pretend to go to down... read more
From 1st/12th June 2020, I was intending to get married to my amazing fiancé and also attend Download Festival to see one of my fav... read more
I'm going for the BOMBER ride at 333 miles. The young and the crazy can do OVERKILL.
Good luck everyone an... read more
At a bit of a loss in lockdown, Dick took up a new hobby of cycling. Trading the steel toe caps for trainers, hard hat for a cycle... read more
One of the effects of lockdown is that nearly all charity fundraising events have been cancelled. These charities desperately rely... read more
my original plan was to ride the 175 miles in the 12 days (equivalent of London to Dis load) I nailed that in 8 days, and cycled on... read more
With a big birthday looming in 2021, the time feels right to be taking on some new challenges.
oh my life........ what have I... read more
Lots of charities are suffering at the moment so there's never been a better time to do this!
I play guitar in Pendulum and love cycling.
I've been unable to do the Heavy Metal Truants ride for the last few... read more
Hello, this will be my fourth fundraising ride, last year was one of the toughest - torrential rain. Never have I known such a soak... read more
333 miles - that's London to Donnington and back again. That's what I'm aiming for in this challenge. The more money you put in, th... read more
Originally, Teresa and I were going to take part in this ride separately. However, because we know pretty much all th... read more
Starting June 1st I will be cycling 333 Miles which is the distance between Hammersmith and Donnington Castle (Where Download festi... read more
Between June 1st and in the run-up to June 12th, the weekend of Virtual Download Festival, we want... read more
I'm short, unfit and terrified of serious exercise. Only seems fitting to sign up to the Heavy Metal Truants again, right?! read more
Just doing my bit to help this fantastic organisation support 4x amazing charities, especially now they've opened the event to runn... read more
My HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to all that have sponsored me and helped me beat my target. I am currently stuck at Stevenage (about 1/3 o... read more
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My first HMT cycle, in fact my first long distance cycle. The aim is to com... read more
MonkHammer does a bike ride!
I've always wanted to do the read more
Here we go again and, albeit virtually this year, these children charities need our help more than ever, so please give what you ca... read more
So this is my 5th fund raising ride but with the current situation in the world this years ride will be a virtual one with particip... read more
I've been working with the guys at Heavy Metal Truants for 5 years helping them raise enormous amounts of money for these great cau... read more
Andy’s love affair began with Donington began in 1987 when he watched Bon Jovi headline the Monsters of Rock. Since then he’s been... read more
For the last 5 years I have been part of an amazing group of individuals – the Heavy Metal Truants, cycling 175 miles from London t... read more
Download may have been cancelled, but that's not stopping the Truants hitting the pedals for 4 charities this summer. I'll be joini... read more
Many people are struggling far more than us in this lockdown - so I'm putting the time to good use! These are fantastic chari... read more
Normally I have to be on site at Download Festival from Thursday so I can never take part in the annual HMT ride to Donington, so a... read more
This will be my third HMT ride, 100% as a unicorn, but this time virtual. I am aiming to at least to the 175 miles, lets see how my... read more
Always fancied doing this one when it was en route to Download Festival but never organised myself. Four great charities and a pret... read more
Drafted in at the eleventh hour to complete The Lounge Kittens trio this will be my second ride since 2017 with the absolute legend... read more
Many of you know that for the past five years I have been involved in the Heavy Metal Truants bike ride from London to the Download... read more
This is my third year of taking part, and in normal circumstances I would've of been riding my bike along with Jon outdoors but due... read more
This is my favourite cycling event for some great charities.
I am devastated that we can‘t do it for real this year and... read more
Well it's that time of year again and whilst we may not be able to ride to Donington we are doing a 333 Mile Virtual ride from 1st... read more
My dad has taken part in this event a few times and last year I showed interest but it would have been impossible to join. However,... read more
So I have done it!
679.7miles in 40hrs 17mins at an average speed of 16.9mph and an elevation gain of 29,406ft which is more... read more
Virtual Download Festival is happening this June, and I'm joining a motley crew of Downloaders in the virtual edition of their annu... read more
The Heavy Metal Truants have been a hell of a ride, and it feels like yesterday that I was enjoying a beer in a Moroccan desert wit... read more
This will be my 7th year raising funds on behalf of the legendary Heavy Metal Truants and I’m going for the 666 Overkill!
Job Done!! 202 Miles just for good luck. We ride...virtually too now (horns up)
I made it!
I completed 777.1 miles with 24,800 ft of climbing in 12 days.
We may have broken our funding target twice,... read more
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I'm still not quite sure how this happened, but in the absence of an actual Download festival this year, I'm virtually riding Londo... read more
No Download this year, and I've just bought a bike! The two things seemed to just line up!
If we all feel economic pain so do charities and if charities struggle for funds the essential help they provide suffers. Thanks to... read more
I'm going to ride 175 miles, the distance from London to Castle Donington (Download Festival) within June 1st - 12th on an exercise... read more
For the past 7 years I have supported a fantastic group called the Heavy metal truants who cycle from London to Download festival r... read more
I have wanted to take part in the event for a couple of years now as it supports amazing charities!
Hopefully next year... read more
Looking forward to smashing some miles in June and raising money for 4 x great children's charities!
Aiming for the 175... read more
If you know me, you will know that a challenge like this will not be a walk in the park. Or a cycle in the park? Anyway. This is th... read more
A good friend of the band mentioned to me last year about the "Heavy Metal Truants" fundraising charity ride and thought it was a supe... read more
First goal 175 miles (Hammersmith to Donnington), Second goal - 333 miles
I’d like to hit the full n... read more
I’m a teacher and music fan, and member of tribute band Hi On Maiden, i usually cannot take part in the Real HM Truants ride to Don... read more
I've been following the Heavy Metal Truants for around 5 years now, and never thought I'd get the chance to be a part of the incred... read more
I’ve been at the finishing line three times to see friends complete the ride and see what a fantastic group the truants are.... read more
Having already done 3 rides and 700km with the Truants I have answered the call to join the Heavy Metal Truants. With the major cha... read more
CV19 put paid to the original ride but HMT came back with the offer of ‘going again’, either 175, 333 or 666 miles for the kids. We... read more
A HMT event virgin, but as I've been doing my usual job through Covid-19 lock-down, albeit in a different way, I thought it would g... read more
I've been a huge fan of Rock and Metal since my teenage years and in particular seeing Iron Maiden headline Donington Monsters of R... read more
Riding my bike in support of some excellent charities with the Heavy Metal Truants.... what’s not to like!!??
I’ve been... read more
Hello, I'm cycling to raise vital funds for the above charities. I'm over 270 miles in and have a long way to go... Obviously donat... read more
“This will be my second HMT ride" this time will be a bit different than last year it will be virtual this time for 4 great causes.... read more
Ever since Heavy Metal Truants started I have always been tempted to do it, but the normal minimum donations and the fact it interf... read more
Thank you for visiting my profile. For anyone who knows me will know that me doing a Virtual charity bike ride of 175 miles WILL pr... read more
My name is Ed and I am DEVASTATED not to attend Download this year after my debut at the festival in 2019.
I'm spectacu... read more
I'm trying to raise money for these charities as I've worked with children for a while - and some of the stories behind the bright,... read more
Miraculously lockdown has validated my previous lacklustre exercise approach excuses of having no time, leading me to use the new f... read more
"No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith" - I'm cycling the equivalent distance of Download and back! .. Double the distance, twice the pain!... read more
So i’ve been a heavy metal truant since the inaugural ride back in 2013, but since ride 3 life has got in the way. This year, with... read more
So far I have done four of 'The Truants' rides, Egypt, Cambodia, Mexico and Vietnam and had planned to go to Donington with t... read more
So I haven't done any fundraising for a while and this is needed now more than ever. This year would have been our 9th Downlo... read more
Between June 1st and 12th (the weekend that would have been Download Festival), my two sons Ben (12), Harry (15) and I donned our m... read more
I’ve been running a lot more since lock down, I was also due to go to various festivals this Summer but due to Covid that won’t be... read more
After I was ill I promised myself I would do something for a good cause each month. It could be something as simple as donating a l... read more
I am part of the HMT Veterans however it's been four iterations since I last rode with them. Once upon a time I was fit and healthy... read more
I love metal, and I’ve got a bike! No brainer really..
been meaning to give this a shot for a few years now- but for one reas... read more
This is my first time participating in the HMT charity ride. Proud to get a chance at helping to improve the lives of some children... read more
I have been wanting to take part in heavy metal Truants from the beginning but due to other commitments I have not been able to. Th... read more
I've done the Truants twice already and can't think of an excuse to get out of it this time year. This year, because I don't have t... read more
I'm happy to be joining the Heavy Metal Truants for the 4th time, to help raise money for the amazing charities that they have been... read more
I am lucky, and proud, to know a lot of the Truants and they are all incredible people. They do so much every year (''they work tir... read more
All good charities and about time i used some of my sporting efforts for a good cause. Im going to aim for the 333 miles in 12 days... read more
I am lucky enough to not have much of a story, unlike those that these charities are supporting.
Why this? 3 things I suppose... read more
Total miles as on morning of 11 June stands at 336 so that the HMT8 Double completed. Thank you to... read more
The time has come... I’m finally going to ride the 175 miles – the distance from London to Download Festival – on a bike! Every yea... read more
I always wanted to do the Heavy Metal Truants ride and had earmarked this year as the year to do it..... But like almost everything... read more
3 Time Veteran. I can't leave all the effort to my fellow Truants! Help us raise some money for kids who really need it!
Usually I ride a lot, not so since October 2019, for a number of reasons. Plus we've all been locked down, and I'm hundreds of mile... read more
I have always wanted to do the Heavy Metal Truants thing, which is normally a cycle from London to Download Festival. But tim... read more
I've been into cycling all my life (Dad was a big name in the 60's-80's!), but that stopped when I was on the road as a TM for year... read more
5 years ago this month I fell off my bike and broke my hip. It’s still an ongoing recovery, I still limp when I run and I’m still r... read more
As part of the Download Festival team, I'm devastated to not be seeing everyone on site this year. Heavy Metal Truants are such a h... read more
As most people know, I cycle. A lot. I cycle for fitness & I cycle for sanity. I cycle for myself.
But now I'm also... read more
Having cycled over 1696 miles since March this year I felt I was in a good place to join this worth while charitable event and my l... read more
My name is Sergio Gonzalez, from Chile, a rock and bicycle lover, and I am participating in this event since it unites two of my gr... read more
As the guitarist of Gloryhammer, I was supposed to be playing a whole bunch of festivals this year, but instead here we all are at... read more
Between June 1st and in the run-up to June 12th, the weekend of Virtual Download Festival, we want... read more
I am attempting to cycles The Bomber which is a distance of 333 miles (which is from Hammersmith to Donington and back) from 1st-12... read more
So it would appear that I have only four degrees of separation from Iron Maiden. Me - daughter - daughter's BFF (does PR for) - Iro... read more
I've always wanted to contribute to the Heavy Metal Truants ride but am normally precluded by weekend work and university. Really p... read more
I have signed up to cycle the distance from London to the Download site in Donnington (175 miles), in the lead up to what would hav... read more
Hoping to make 282 km (175 miles) in 2 weeks!
The fourth Truants ride for me. I will be riding around Machynlleth and the Snowdonia area covering 166 miles minimum. In these dif... read more
From the 1st June until 12th June I’m taking part in the Heavy Metal Truants #Virtual ride from London to Download Fes... read more
666 miles in 12 days, virtual and real
As Download festival isn't taking place this year, I've decided to take part in the HMT - Eighth of Spades.
I... read more
Beer geek and long time Maiden fan. Obviously, living in Sweden make it hard to join the real Heavy Metal Truants ride, but the vir... read more
Between June 1st and in the run-up to June 12th, the weekend of Virtual Download Festival, we wan... read more
I'll be doing The Road Crew ride, a minimum of 175 miles which is the equivalent of cycling from London to Download Festival, Donin... read more
I'm an avid cyclist and have for the past years been participating in different rides/events for charities. I was supposed to have... read more
Outside of family and work my two great passions are cycling and live music. Fortunately I've been able to continue cycling, althou... read more
Cyclist and Metalhead from Switzerland.