Raising money to help kids in India
Now, he is about to set off on another epic journey, totally funded by himself, but this time to raise money for a children's home and education centre in the slums of New Delhi.
"The thing about India that struck me most was that the people with little to nothing are so kind and generous, so giving," he said.
"Then there's the fact that their culture and their religion is such a part of their daily lives, then there's the food. There's something about India that got into my blood. I think about it every day. The mere mention of it brings tears to my eyes."
The reality of Matt's 4000km five-month sojourn last year involved being run off rutted roads by trucks in Rajastan, pushed into thorny acacia bushes and having to change the tyres of his custom-made mountain bike many times.
Starting next month Matt will return to India to continue the journey, around the bottom of the country, on a 4800km push bike journey that should take six months.