Hello, and welcome to the Heavy Metal Truants, home of the world’s first Heavy Metal Charity Bicycle Ride, “Donington or Bust!”.
In short, this event is about the brother and sisterhood of Metal uniting around some very worthy causes to raise money for kids who need help. We’re doing that by putting our pedals to the metal with the great and good of the music industry – agents, managers, promoters, publicists, record labels, media organisations, and artists alike for a gruelling 161-mile bicycle ride leaving early from Alexandra Palace and arriving at Download Festival.
Some big names are signing up for the ride, the first few onboard and ready to hit the road with us are Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto, Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes and Young Guns drummer Ben Jolliffe – as well as Classic Rock Editor-In-Chief Scott Rowley, Prog Editor Jerry Ewing, Planet Rock presenter Wyatt Wendels and Scuzz, who will be bringing their cameras! We want some of you to join us. It won’t be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is. There will be hills, heat, and hangovers, and it’ll take weeks of preparation to face the task ahead, but we are convinced that if there’s any community out there who’ll answer the call, it’s people like you. Stay Metal.
As an added bonus for the heavy metal charity Ride to Download 2013, everyone signing up will get a pair of tickets to this year’s Golden Gods! Head to http://bit.ly/11jW6AS for more info.
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.