Singer Bruce Dickinson, leader of one of the world’s best-known heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden, pedaled and ran to help promote the Heavy Metal Truants event, which raised £1 million (£1m) for a babysitting charity. about 7 million reais). In uk.
Between running and walking, a group of amateur cyclists covered some 60,000 kilometers in just 12 days. Due to the pandemic, this year’s version of the event was held in ‘virtual mode’, with people from many parts of the world running their races alone or in small groups and counting the time and distance covered.
The air, which received ‘only’ 40 participants individually, rose to 260 in this year’s edition, thanks to the possibility of participating remotely. Applicants are from countries like Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.
Save the Children, Nordoff Robbins, Childline/NSPCC and Teenage Cancer Trust benefit from funds raised by Heavy Metal Truants, created by Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood.