Classic Rock joins charity bike ride
He’ll be among a host of big names cycling from London to Donington to raise money for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.
Scott says: “I didn’t want to do this, to be honest, but it’s for a good cause – and there’s no way I’m getting out-manned by the editor of some fuckin’ heavy metal magazine.”
Heavy Metal Truants is the brainchild of Alexander Milas, editor of Classic Rock‘s sister title Metal Hammer, along with Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, who says: “Metal fans are concerned about stuff like this – we’re an active crowd. Metal fans get off their asses and do things. It’s communal, a fraternity, and I hope this opportunity will be appealing to them.”
The 161-mile journey kicks off on June 12 at Alexandra Palace. Among the riders will be Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium, Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost and Ben Jolliffe of Young Guns, plus sponsored riders from sponsored riders have signed up from Parlophone, Sony Music, Universal/EMI, BMG Rights, 5B Artist Management, Raw Power, Phantom, The Agency and others. Scott wants to ensure the Classic Rock fraternity is well represented. Find out how you can join the Heavy Metal Truants – or at least lend your support to this worthwhile, but painful, endeavour.