Tomorrow caught up with Rob Evans to find out more about his latest quest. A former fireman, Evans wants to use cycling to help increase awareness of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and raise money for firefighter charities.

On 28 October, Evans will embark on a charity cycle ride to continue his mission. 

His goal is to educate more people about the harmful and lasting effects of PTSD experienced by firefighters and other emergency responders.

He aims to cycle 164 km, starting at 7 am in Vila Real de Santo António near the Spanish border and ending around 6.30 pm in Sagres on 28 October.

Rob has four riders joining him and hopefully, some local Bombeiros will also accompany the group. “I am incredibly proud to say one of the ex-UK firefighters riding with me is my eldest son, Dan Evans, and the other is a London Fire Service member, Paul Weller, who regularly raises funds for the Firefighters Charity in the UK. I will also be joined, if not all or part way due to an injury, by Keith Thompson, who lives in the Algarve and regularly assists with Alerta and Ulisses Barros, one of the Healing Hands Cycling team.” 

DoTERRA and their Healing Hands projects have offered to sponsor Rob’s cause and have promised seven rider’s kits for the event. The riders will also have assistance from OneBike and G Ride in Portimão with Natural Joki Flow (physios) helping with any tired legs at the end! 

The money raised will be donated to the UK Firefighters Charity and Alerta (the Bombeiros in the Algarve.) Rob is also delighted that doTERRA Healing Hands will match monies raised. 

Rob started the Fireman’s Tired Eyes project after suffering PTSD himself following a long career in the fire service. Rob says, “I am continuing to study so I can help myself and others recover. Collectively, it is easier to make things happen.”

If you wish to donate, then you can visit the links below.

The Firefighters Charity wwww.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-evans59

Alerta www.algarvefire.info

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