Matt set to cycle 2,000 miles for homelessness

Matt Fountain, 26, is cycling 2000 miles for Shelter, starting in Portsmouth
Matt Fountain, 26, is cycling 2000 miles for Shelter, starting in Portsmouth

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A MAN is cycling 2,000 miles for a charity close to his heart.

Matt Fountain, who is originally from Kent, started his journey in Portsmouth and will finish the 2,000-mile haul on September 3 in Westminster.

The 26-year-old has never tried a feat like this before but went on an intense training course to get his body ready.

He said: ‘I am raising money for Shelter, a homelessness charity, because I have experienced what it is like to be homeless.

‘My family was evicted from our home so I know what it feels like.’

Matt will be passing through major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Follow his journey on Twitter at @cyclingforhomes