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