Alexander are taking part in HMT 6(66) Beast Of A Ride which is raising funds for ChildLine Nordoff-Robbins Teenage Cancer Trust
"Anyone who knows me is probably aware that the Truants, and indeed the Heavy Metal Truants are a big part of my life - in fact, riding for charity and joining brothers and sisters from every walk of life united by a common cause under the banner of heavy metal is one of the best, proudest experiences of my 41 years. I'll never forget the day Rod Smallwood asked me to join him in Morocco where it all began for me. It was a life-changer. Here's a guy that manages one of the biggest bands of all time and still finds time to get out and ride and do a good thing for people who need the help, so what's my excuse? There simply wasn't any, and six years later here I am.
I don't always raise money directly - there's so much that needs to happen to make the Heavy Metal Truants work and it's down to the help of so many people who generously answer the call throughout the year, but this year - in honour of this true, 180-mile beast of a ride which will hopefully see us sailing past the half-million pound mark, I couldn't fathom not holding the hat out on behalf of three magnificent charities alongside some truly magnificent people who, in the past six years, have done something truly exceptional.
If you can spare the cash then please give generously: every bit makes a difference. And as with the ride itself, this is not a competition so if you've already donated to any of my fellow cyclists then I am just as grateful to you.
Thanks for reading, and stay metal. -A"
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