Taking on this challenge with Rob are two other UK cyclists with one rider being from London Fire Service and Dorset and the other he is hoping will be his eldest son who was also in Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Additionally, an ex-Army man is joining them part of the way. “I hoped to have three bombeiros, but sadly they are all flat our presently and two other UK firefighters have had to pull out due to injuries. That aside I will be doing it even if I do it alone.”

“I have sponsorship from OneBike and G Ride bike shops in Portimão and doTERRA in which their Healing Hands projects has secured the funding for all the cycling kits for riders plus items to help us throughout the ride. Healing Hands is an amazing charity and I am honoured to have them as sponsors. This we are both hoping will be something that will grow, spreading awareness and helping more people.”

Rob affirmed that the best part is that that Healing Hands doTERRA will match the funds they raise, which is just incredible. “I love being a wellness advocate for this company and this amazing kind gesture, just blows me away, thank you.”

Rob will also have Natural Joki Flow physio's from Portimão helping when they finish in which he added “I'm sure there will be some very tired legs. The support vehicles and members are from Silves Bombeiros, but again, they are far too busy at present to confirm.”

Rob is hoping to raise between 1500 and 2000 euros but added “I am very aware of the crisis many are in right now too.” If you would like to support Rob, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Evans59 or alternatively, you can donate at https://www.algarvefire.info/ with the Ref FTE ALGARVE CYCLE 22.

“Fireman's Tired Eyes has evolved as after speaking to a good friend, he said that the books implied it was just for Emergency Services and not everyone else, also that the word Tired for a person suffering from depression, didn't help, so I have changed the name to FTE which stands for Free Trauma Energy.” https://www.firemanstiredeyes.com/