The crack team of cyclists aiming to bike all the way from Brentford's Griffin Park to Bluebell Wood Hospice for charity have been getting into their stride in recent weeks - the most important job is of course making sure fitness levels are at their optimum going into the challenge.
B2BW fitness coach and general dictator Julian Batty has been rallying the lads together for training rides - happily Sheffield is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, so it's not been too much of a chore to get into the saddle for our intrepid explorers. This weekend sees a circular route of approximately 40 miles in prospect, with the road taking in the beautiful sights of Worksop, Retford and Blyth - if that's not enough to get you up on a Sunday morning after a 400 mile round-trip to Colchester the day before, I don't know what is!
Hoping to set an example to the rest of the team, Owls legend David Hirst has embarked on a punishing regime of his own, reporting that his training has extended to 'pumping up one of my tyres'. Fortunately for Hirsty, he's a born athlete in the shape of his life, blessed with natural ability that can't be trained. Either that or we'll be picking him up in the van before we get across the M25.
Meanwhile, back at base Bluebell Wood are working with us to help publicise the event - this week saw fundraising director Julie Hampson in high-level talks with Brentford FC to make sure the message of both the bike ride and what the charity does gets out to the good people of West London as much as it does up here in Sheffield!
So it's all hands to the pumps (pun intended) to make sure that the riders are ready to tackle the challenge, and that we're covering all the bases to make sure that we can raise as much as possible for this wonderful, important cause.
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Having clean-sweeped the Easter programme and kept the pressure up on the Blades, Wednesday face a long journey into Essex to take on Colchester United.
Wednesdayite.com match previewer Ricky Charlesworth previews the Colchester United v Owls League One game which takes place on Saturday 14th April 2012 with a 3pm kick off.
WEDNESDAY v COLCHESTER
Weston Homes Community Stadium
Saturday April 14 3pm
The Owls head to Essex for their penultimate away game of the season looking to stretch a 10-game unbeaten run as the race for automatic promotion continues this weekend. Wednesday boss Dave Jones is still to taste defeat yet his team travel to Colchester knowing that games are running out if they are to overtake those from across the city. The last three games have seen the Owls record wins directly before United started their corresponding match but on all three occasions our neighbours have hit back with a win. It seems a case of who blinks first in this Steel City promotion race.
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