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I’ve always admired the hard work, effort and dedication of the Heavy Metal Truants. Ever since our manager Rod, and great Maiden f... read more
The Heavy Metal Truants annual ride to Download – or not! – has become a popular and fun event which helps get everyone fitter and... read more
After my inaugural HM Truants ride last year completing a total of 266.5 miles, I’ve now definitely got the bug !
Thanks for... read more
Anyone who knows me knows I love my running, and lockdown, for all its shortcomings, has given me the opportunity to get out and po... read more
Nothing worthwhile is easy.
It seems like yesterday that I was sitting in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains with Rod Sm... read more
I care about the kids and appreciate the great work these 4 charities do
I've been working with the guys at Heavy Metal Truants for 6 years helping them raise enormous amounts of money for these great cau... read more
Having turned 50 I decided to start running and cycling to maintain some level of fitness. I would like to raise money for these ch... read more
It's time to make a difference. I’m on the road again cycling 333 miles in Kent from 24 May to 4 June. Whi... read more
First of all, huge thank you for being here on this fundraiser page. I’m reaching out... read more
This is my 4th HMT ride. This year will be tough. I havent made it out on my bike much at all for a number of reasons. So I think t... read more
Proud to be doing my 5th HMT ride for such amazing causes and just as exciting as the first!.. onwards!!!
My second HMT cycle. The aim is to complete 414miles (666 km) all for 4 fantastic children's charities - Nordoff Robbins, Teenage C... read more
I'm Martin a Heavy Metal/Punk crazy cycling lunatic and Raising money for these kids again.
I was so inspired by storie... read more
It's true what they say about HMT, it's a family. A family that you just can't shake! I never thought I would willingly do this aga... read more
My first ever sponsored ride. An event that combines my love of Rock/Heavy Metal and Cycling, I’m aiming to ride at least 333 miles... read more
I'm very pleased to join the Heavy metal truants Nine lives challenge fund raising. This is my first fundraising riding so am very... read more
This will be my 2nd HMT, both virtual!
I managed to complete 777 miles during last years event and aim to complete the... read more
This is the ninth year of the ride (and my seventh) to raise money for these remarkable charities and this year I’m going for THE R... read more
I am a bit of a reluctant cyclist. I’m not keen of the thought of going out on a bike ride, but I love it once I’m out cyclin... read more
Hey all, so I'm doing this again and aiming for 500 miles in 12 days, for these these incredibly worthy causes during this unbeliev... read more
As most of you know I enjoy pushing my physical limits, specially when there is a great cause behind it, you help... read more
For the last 6 years I have been part of an amazing group of individuals – the Heavy Metal Truants, cycling hundreds of miles  ... read more
I'm a two time vet of the heavy Metal truants and I'll be doing my part this year in Los Angeles. Plus, Rod asked and he's n... read more
A great opportunity to help those most in need - thank you for your support it really is appreciated!
I was introduced to the HMT when my daughter, Zan, and the other Lounge Kittens first did the actual ride to Donington in 2017. I w... read more
This year I'll be taking part in my 2nd Heavy Metal Truants Virtual Ride to raise much needed funds for 4 fantastic children's char... read more
I have followed the inspiring efforts of the Truants over the years and now it's time to step up and do my bit for these amazing ch... read more
It’s been a strange year hasn’t it? A lot has happened and a lot has changed, and events will have effected different people in dif... read more
I'm unfit and lazy. And I was bullied into doing this by my neighbours - The Tindley's. Let's see how it goes!
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This year I'll be taking part in my 3rd Heavy Metal Truants ride this will be my 2nd Virtual Ride to raise much needed funds for 4 fan... read more
I ride my bike. A lot. And normally I do it just for myself, to look after my physical and mental health. It's a completely central... read more
No Download for 2 years running.... And very little exercise in between!!
So... time to get moving, and for a good cau... read more
My 3rd year riding with the Truants! Hoping to raise some much needed funds for 4 x incredible children's charities. Can not wait t... read more
This is my second year raising money for four incredible charities with the Heavy Metal Truants. Last year I raised just under £700... read more
just a happy go lucky guy who likes to hang out in the woods and walk around looking at stuff while the dogs do snoofin's.
&n... read more
This will be my 4th ride with the HMT family and I couldn't be prouder to be back in the saddle!
Normally I'd be busy with Gloryhammer but once again (almost) the entire summer of festivals is cancelled and it's given me the opp... read more
As I'm approaching the mid century in age I've always found cycling, in all its forms, a great hobby and as a side bonus helps me t... read more
I don't like heavy metal, I don't have a fancy race bike, and I don't even really like biking. But due to peer pressure I will take... read more
As part of the Heavy Metal Truants, I will be taking on the challenge to raise much needed funds for four great charities, with... read more
Here we are again! Heavy Metal Truants; 9 lives (HMT9) After another year of lockdown and HMT8 last year, it’s time escape on bike!... read more
Andrew and I watch the videos produced of the Heavy Metal Truants fundraising in awe every year at Download Festival. With our annu... read more
After doing HMT8 last year and enjoying the challenge whilst raising money for charities. I wanted to do it again this year but go... read more
I have been a primary school teacher for over 20 years and have had the privilege of helping many little folks, many of whom have n... read more
A good excuse to get out on my bike more and raise a bit of money for some deserving charities. There's no Download festival this year... read more
Overweight, underfit & aching but pain in saddle for 333 miles finish for great charities! Keep me going please
I’m taking part in the Heavy Metal Truants 9 Lives Virtual Challenge again this year. This year I am doubling the distance and cycl... read more
Barry asked me to do this with him and like a fool I said “yes darling”
My name is Sergio Gonzalez, from Chile, a rock and bicycle lover, and I am participating in this event for second time since it uni... read more
I'm a four times Heavy Metal Truants veteran, returning for what has become a yearly highlight for me. There is something truly uni... read more
I have been involved with the Heavy Metal Truants since their first ride in one capacity or another. This year I’m aiming to to cycle... read more
I’m taking part in two of the HMT9 challenges at the same time - I’ll be doing the 333 mile cycle AND the 35 miles of running over... read more
I started riding 2 years ago and bought an Mountain bike. My friends went to swinley forest so I joined them and really enjoyed it. I’... read more
To step up the cycling I have been doing over the last year or two and to raise some money for charity. I aim to do at least 100 miles... read more
I will be cycling 'The Donnington' (175 miles) around Essex and hope that you'll be able to donate a little something for the 4 won... read more
I am a late 30s male who has discovered the joy of fitness. As much as I enjoy the gym, I thought it was time to put some of my tim... read more
It has been almost two years since the last summer of freedom – the summer filled with unlimited road trips, vis... read more
My second year as a truant, it felt natural to return once again to contribute to these fantastic charities. Amazing to be part of... read more
Hi everyone! This year I'll be taking part in my second Heavy Metal Truants challenge. After admiring everyone's efforts for years... read more
My first time doing this. This is both a personal challenge for me to try and complete 175 miles as this is the first time I’... read more
Lifelong music and Rock and Maiden Fan, want to try and raise a bit of money for a good cause.
As part of the Heavy Metal Truants, I will be taking on the challenge to raise much needed funds for four great charities, with all pr... read more
I'm a mountain trail ultra runner, and I'll be running a 24 hour trail race on May 29-30. My goal is to run at least 100 miles, and... read more