My Story: Stephen Matthews

My name is Stephen Matthews—call me Steve. In 2018, I sold all my possessions, and I left Banbury, UK, on my Honda CRF250L motorcycle to travel around the world! Check out my route and blog. My story is evolving as I figure out this new way of life.

The realisation that life is too short and we must live life to the fullest dawned on me after losing my mum and one of her sisters (see the cause). Following some frank questions about what I wanted from life, I figured that I wanted to ride my motorcycle more and to travel—these work well together!

To illustrate how my story is unravelling, here are a few selfie photos. This is me before the journey looking fresh!

Stephen Matthews before his round the world adventure on a Honda CRF250L motorcycle.

This is me in West Africa. Letting my hair grow was an interesting and fun experience!

Stephen Matthews in West Africa during his round the world adventure on a Honda CRF250L motorcycle.

This is me in East Africa. I've maintained the skinhead look since South Africa. Read about why I cut my hair.

Stephen Matthews in East Africa during his round the world adventure on a Honda CRF250L motorcycle.