Orange Goblin, TesseracT and more for charity bike ride

Even more metalheads have signed up for the bike ride to Donington!

As you’re no doubt aware, the second best thing about Download festival is the very metal bike ride to get there! Who would want to sit in a cramped car or on a stinky train when you could pedal there with some of your favourite bands (and some of us lot).

Just signed up for Heavy Metal Truants are: Dave Silver from Savage Messiah, Gizz Butt (ex-The Prodigy), Ben Ward from Orange Goblin, James Monteith from TesseracT, Andy Sneap and Kev Bower from Hell, and more!

If you want to come to Download with this gang of bona fide metal heroes, head over to the official website for more information.

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.