Mark is taking part in HMT 6(66) Beast Of A Ride which is raising funds for ChildLine Nordoff-Robbins Teenage Cancer Trust
"I have the honour of being invited by my good friend the Dark Lord, Alexander Milas and Rod Smallwood (legendary manager of the mighty Iron Maiden) to join with the elite brotherhood of the Heavy Metal Truants and undertake the ride from London to Castle Donington to the Download Festival.
This year I become a 6(66) year veteran!
I’m a year older!
I’m a year creakier!
I recently suffered a leg injury!
I’m still going to smash this!
It's 168 miles of hills, strains, blisters, nettles, gruelling rain, gruelling hail and gruelling sun (ie it’s all gruelling!) and more hills through the English Countryside and whatever the English Summer has in store for us to our festival nirvana, where 90,000 of our closest friends wait for us. This isn't easy, my friends. And we are so dedicated to the truth that we don't make it look easy, either. Not in the least!
I’ve also been lucky enough to become a member of the Heavy Metal Truants committee, so understand even more the VITAL work our three charities undertake to help children who truly need it. It’s heartbreaking to see, and makes me and the rest of the black peleton all the more determined to do our best for them all.
The three charities I'm supporting are:
- Nordoff Robbins
- Teenage Cancer Trust
Your support in this adventure would be so appreciated, not only by me personally but by all those that will benefit from the funds raised. Give what you can (don't forget the gift aid!) - any amount is appreciated, it truly is.
Thanks so much
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