Between June 1st and in the run-up to June 12th, the weekend of Virtual Download Festival, we want you to get in the saddle and join us on a virtual ride. Anything with pedals which you can log on Strava is fine - actual bikes, smart trainers, or simple exercise bikes: if you can log the miles on Strava, you can join the ride. If you are going outside on a real bike though we ask that you do so safely and according to government guidelines!
This isn’t about the distance - it’s about the fundraising, and anyone who completes the minimum distance is automatically entered into the roll-call of legends known as the Heavy Metal Truants, but there are always a few maniacs who want to take it a little further, so with that in mind...
THE THREE CYCLES OF HELL
The Road Crew
175 miles - or the precise distance between Hammersmith and Donington, taking in the metal sites of East London before venturing out into the British hinterland, and the average mileage for the first seven HMT rides.
333 miles - Because anyone who knows anything about Lemmy knows that he loved a double.
666 miles - because every party, gig, and indeed bike ride always has to have that guy or girl who takes it that much further...