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Returns to the UK Once Again To Take Part In
Cycling 300kms To Raise Funds For Children’s Charities
London to The Download Festival June 12-14

Above: Chris Maric with Iron Maiden Managers, Dave Shack & Rod Smallwood at the finish line in 2017

Australian music publicist Chris Maric had such an awesome experience during his two previous Heavy Metal Truants rides in 2016 and 2017 that he is returning to the UK to take part once again!

Chris will be undertaking an epic, near 300km bicycle ride from London to Castle Donington & The Download Festival between June 12 and 14 with the Heavy Metal Truants, in the name of several children's charities.

The seventh annual Heavy Metal Truants ride, officially dubbed HMT VII - Seven Deadly Spins in honour of its Iron Maiden connections, sees a global group of heavy music industry people come together to raise money for these children’s charities.

Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust & Childline

Agents, managers, promoters, other publicists, record labels, media organisations, and artists alike, plus members of the public have signed up for the gruelling challenge. 

Each rider has pledged to raise a minimum of £1350, approximately $2500AUD.
If you are able to spare anything at all to help Chris reach his goal, please donate via his donation page.

NOTE: To donate via PayPal, please change the currency drop down menu to GBP, Select 'Other Payment Method' and hit continue. The PP icon will then show up on the next page.


It won't be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is. There will be hills, heat, and hangovers, and Chris has been in training for

Day 3: Leicester to Donington 55km 
Day 2: Luton to Leicester 145km
Day 1: London to Luton 90km
The Journey
2017 event to see just what all the riders are in for!
Check out this awesome YouTube video complete with overhead drone footage of the

Instagram, & Maric Media FBPersonal FacebookChris’s 
Chris will post updates along the way during the ride so you can see the pain in his body but the glory on his face.

already to face the task ahead, 
The Heavy Metal Truants are convinced that if there's any community out there who'll answer the call to help kids in need, it's people like you!

Across all 6 previous Heavy Metal Truant rides, the Truants have raised a massive combined total of £580 000!!
Their goal this year
of course, is to reach £666 000!

Chris is honoured to once again be representing Australia on the Seventh Annual Truants Ride! If it’s anything like the previous two rides he did, that first beer upon arrival at Download is going to taste
sooo good!

Thank you for your support! 

Australian PR Manager Chris Maric, works with and represents some of the biggest metal and rock labels & promoters in the world, including  Metal Blade, Napalm Records, Golden Robot Records, earMUSIC, BMG, Universal, Peaceville, Pelagic Records, Live Nation, Wild Thing Presents, Destroy All Lines and many more and also looks after a string of local Aussie bands from the
long established to the newly formed.

In June, Chris will return to Europe for the summer festival season, attending 
Download & Bloodstock in the UK, Hellfest in France and Wacken & Summerbreeze in Germany where many of the acts he reps will be performing.

Heavy Metal Truants is the world's only Heavy Metal Charity Bicycle Ride, The
brain child of former Metal Hammer editor-in-chief Alexander Milas and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. It’s three days, 185 miles and lots of metal!
In short, it's about the brother and sisterhood of Metal uniting around some very worthy causes - in this case, Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline, to raise money for children who need it most. 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

NOTE: To donate via PayPal, please change the currency drop down menu to GBP, Select 'Other Payment Method' and hit continue.  The PP icon will then show up on the next page.

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