Sheffield Wednesday legend in charity bike ride with fans

Former Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst and a team of Wednesday supporters arrived at Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice after doing a 180 mile bike ride  (w120501-12)
Former Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst and a team of Wednesday supporters arrived at Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice after doing a 180 mile bike ride (w120501-12)
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A LEGENDARY Sheffield Wednesday striker and a team of Owls fans have cycled 180 miles for a local charity.

The group saddled up after Wednesday’s away match against Brentford last Saturday and cycled back home from London.

The challenge, organised by the Wednesdayite supporters club, ended at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Former player David Hirst along with the other riders including Wednesdayite chairman Nigel Short have so far raised more than £3,500 for the North Anston based charity.

David said the group received a warm welcome when they arrived at the hospice on Tuesday.

He added: “The ride has been a great experience, and I’m honoured to have been part of this team of cyclists who have raised so much for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.”

“The hospice provides incredible support to children with a shortened life expectancy in this region, and their families, and on my recent visit to Bluebell Wood I was really moved by the fantastic work they do.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/wednesdayite or text Owls91 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 to the group.