Matthew is taking part in HMT 6(66) Beast Of A Ride which is raising funds for ChildLine Nordoff-Robbins Teenage Cancer Trust
"Im Matt Taylor, a space scientist who was involved in a mission that spent some time around a comet and sometimes likes to listen to music of a heavy nature. Having heard so much of the great work that the Heavy Metal Truants do in carrying out this charity ride, and for the awesome charities themselves (Childline, Nordoff Robbins and the Teenage Cancer Trust ), I thought i would find out myself and join in.
What is it? Its a bike ride from London to Donnington, over 150 miles over 3 days. Doesn't sound much?
Doing the ride is going to be a massive challenge for me, as I'm used to riding on the flat ALL THE TIME as i live in the Netherlands and I'm getting on a bit and my knees are dodgy. So to keep my motivation, I encourage you to dig deep and support me in this endeavour! For more info , go here: http://heavymetaltruants.com/the-challenge/"
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