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They Did It!

17 August 2012

Cycling team reaches Deepdale on time.

Thanks to donations from the Preston directors, the fund on and offline now stands at over £500 after the first week.

The hard work doesn't stop here, though, as Robbie and Richard will be jogging from Great Totham to the stadium both on Tuesday for the game against Portsmouth and on Saturday for Sheffield United.

"I am lucky enough to have three healthy children, so I feel for other people who haven't had that same good fortune." 

"Throughout it all, when you're doing it and it feels a bit hard, you remember the reasons why you went on the journey.

"The Derbyshire Dales were the best and worst part, really, the scenery was stunning but the hills were pretty hard. That said, it was a great feeling when you get to the top of those peaks.

Robbie told the official website: "It was a good trip and perhaps a little easier than I thought. We broke it down into bits and in truth I quite enjoyed it.

Chairman Robbie Cowling, director Richard Cowling and U's fan Jim Landon ploughed through the miles and got as far as Chorley on Friday night, before completing the final leg of the journey on Saturday morning to Deepdale.

After three days on the road and nearly 250 miles under their belts, the Colchester United cycling team made it safely to Deepdale for Saturday's league opener against Preston North End.You can make a donation to the cause at

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