Soul Velo Project

Founded in April 2021 by Shiva Hart and Samuel George, Hart Talk is a platform that will facilitate projects that encourage people to talk from their heart.

Our first project is called The Soul Velo Project, the focus subject is Mental Health & Suicide Awareness. We want to get people talking about their challenges and stories, and help them deal with the challenges of mental illness and suicide thoughts.

Shiva will be cycling from Hastings to Fuzeta in the Algarve, Portugal. He will be cycling alone, maybe with a co-rider at times, however the real challenge is that Shiva will not have any money for the whole 2600 kms of the journey, he will be relying entirely on the kindness of mankind, each point of the journey he will have to find food and shelter form the locals, that includes any repairs to the bike. The idea of this is that every day shiva will have to talk to complete strangers about his situation and will be able to demonstrate the power of communication and faith in humanity.

We will not be raising money for this cause, we purely want to raise awareness. We also will be looking to work with other mental health charities and support their work where we can, if the fit is right.

Raising Mental Health and Suicide Awareness

From Hastings to Fuzeta

  • Leaving on the 3rd October 2021, Shiva Hart is cycling from England, through western France into Northern Spain and arriving in the Algarve, Portugal.
  • He will have no money and relying on the kindness of humanity to provide food, water, and shelter.
  • The aim is to raise awareness for mental health and suicide.
  • At each town, he will meet new people and explain the purpose of the project.

The Route and Timelines

Hastings – Bordeaux – San Sebastian – Santiago de Compostela – Lisbon – Fuzeta

Leg 1 – Leave Hastings to Newhaven, the ferry to Dieppe and cycle from Dieppe to Bordeaux in 7 days.

Leg 2 – Bordeaux to San Sebastian, then the Camino Route to Santiago de Compostela.

Leg 3 – Travel down through Portugal to Fuzeta, Algarve.

The Route

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