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GALLERY: Heavy Metal Truants 2015, Day One

Day one of Heavy Metal Truants III: A Good Day To Undulate Harder was nothing less than an adventure.

A scramble out of North London along the Lea Navigation with a genuine Viking-like Johan Hegg was its own delight (we did pillage the bar at the Horns pub it should be said): even better – knowing in doing so our little group of 49 riders is already £23,000 up on donations, and suddenly our target of £66,000 seems within reach.

We passed Knebworth and vanquished some truly outrageous hills towards Luton before calling it a day – we’ll need the rest. 82 miles and a dawn start for us today as we barrel towards Leicester. Game on!

To everyone tweeting, Facebooking and donating – your support means the world and is hugely motivating. Please keep it up!

Stay metal.

All photos by Oliver Halfin.

To find out more information and to donate, visit www.heavymetaltruants.com.

Alexander Milas is an erstwhile archaeologist, broadcaster, music journalist and award-winning decade-long ex-editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer magazine. In 2017 he founded Twin V (opens in new tab), a creative solutions and production company.  In 2019 he launched the World Metal Congress (opens in new tab), a celebration of heavy metal’s global impact and an exploration of the issues affecting its community. His other projects include Space Rocks (opens in new tab), a festival space exploration in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Heavy Metal Truants, a charity cycle ride which has raised over a million pounds for four children's charities which he co-founded with Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. He is Eddietor of the official Iron Maiden Fan Club, head of the Heavy Metal Cycling Club (opens in new tab), and works closely with Earth Percent, a climate action group. He has a cat named Angus.