THE Bulls aim to jump on Bradford's city of culture bandwagon by delivering their own positive vibes today.

They travel to Widnes this afternoon for the first of three away games in a full-on 11 days.

After the Vikings, the Bulls face a daunting trip to Featherstone and then travel to rejuvenated Sheffield.

As a proud Bradfordian, interim coach Mark Dunning wants to keep the good news coming on the back of the city's 2025 announcement.

"We don't get much positive press in Bradford," said Wyke-born Dunning. "We sometimes get seen as the poor neighbours to the cities close to us who are a little bit larger.

"Any positive news to help generate interest and culture in the city is greatly appreciated.

"I'm absolutely delighted for everybody who has worked hard to achieve that.

"We'll do our very best to jump on the back of that as well.

"If we can do anything to breed positivity into this city, we'll certainly look to do it."

The players were given a long weekend to prepare for the upcoming fixture rush and Dunning could notice a difference when they returned to Tong on Tuesday.

He insists that the whole squad will have a part to play during the triple-header.

"It was really important to give them that chance to relax and take their minds away from rugby.

"The players have spent a couple of days with their families and had some down time. They were really refreshed at training and are ready to go.

"We've got a pretty healthy roster at the moment and there's plenty of competition to be involved.

"We sat down at training and spoke about how these next 11 days is going to take every single one of them to be the best they can be.

"Whether that's training, an 18th or 19th man or one of the guys who's earned the right to be in the 17. It's going to be a real group effort.

"Everyone's got to do their bit to help the cause."

The Bulls have struggled at Odsal so far but have lost only once on the road to Leigh. Dunning, though, is not under-playing the threat of a fixture where they have got little in recent visits.

"Our away record hasn't been bad. We've lost once to an outstanding team in Leigh Centurions, as we saw at the weekend.

"But that doesn't mean we're getting ahead of ourselves. We've won those games on the road because we've applied ourselves in the right manner.

"Widnes have been particularly good at home. I've watched their last three or four games and they are littered with quality.

"They'll be looking to build on a comprehensive win against Whitehaven in their last home game.

"We're under no illusions but we think we're a good team on our day as well. We're concentrating on getting the best version of us.

"Winning breeds confidence. We know what's coming down the track but the first and most important thing is Widnes.

"If we get a morale-boosting win there, then it stands us in good stead to attempt the challenge of Featherstone away."