The smug self-satisfaction of rolling out while the world slumbers. The heady feels of conquering an ascent like an angry warlord. Smashing a beer in your face after a day's adventure like a marauding viking of yore. New bib shorts.
Yeah, we know.
Heavy metal to us is a way of life, and it combines beautifully with the thrill of the open road to make sweet, heavy yet melodic music. With a foot up on the monitor and a fist pointed at the camera we humbly suggest if you're here, you're already thinking about counting yourself among us.
Our abilities and our steeds may vary but our commitment to our music does not. The HMCC was founded in London in 2014 as a way of keeping legendary charity cycling group the Heavy Metal Truants together year round, and we invite heavy metal cyclists from around the world to connect with us.
Follow us on social media, join our Facebook and Strava groups, buy our merch, and if you're local then join us for one of our rides! If you're lucky and buy us a beer we may even let you choose your own codename or indeed, start a local Road Crew yourself - more news on that soon.
FEEL THE STEEL.
WHAT WE DO...
Beers, metal, and Satan
Pedals to the metals
Um. Watch this space.
We hold occasional BGM (Beer General Meetings) in person and occasionally over Zoom because what says, 'radical,' more than teleconferencing software?
We adapt, we survive, we beer.
We'll list all upcoming gatherings below. Come hang!
Like raging stallions all of our road crews hit the tarmac at least one a month as a club, as well as organising informal rides throughout. London departures are currently North or South London, and as we add more Road Crews expect to see more ride-outs around the world. Check our ride updates below for more details and join us on Facebook!
While the fates have made public gatherings/fun in general a problem area for now, we look forward to the day when we may again hoist a beer with friends supporting the artists and the industry who inspired the club. Until then, we highly recommend a thorough viewing of Heavy Metal Parking Lot as a potent reminder of how great gigs are. Ah, gigs.