GALLERY: Heavy Metal Truants – Day One

After setting off from Alexandra Palace yesterday morning, the Truants made it to the checkpoint for the first day with ease.

But today is the hard one. An 82 mile slog across England to ensure they make it to Donington on time and raise all the money they can for the Heavy Metal Truants charities – Nordoff Robbins, Childline, and Teenage Cancer Trust.

To find out more about Heavy Metal Truants and to donate to this fantastic cause, head over here.

Check out what went down yesterday here.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.