Video by Timmy Mallett

A MUCH-loved TV presenter cycling his way around North Wales hopped off his bike to give fans a quick history lesson while in Flintshire.

Timmy Mallett is known for his striking visual style and for carrying around a giant pink foam mallet, known as "Mallett's Mallet".

A huge children's TV star in the 1980's, the 66-year-old is now an artist and this has led him to a new challenge which has involved cycling around some of the UK - including North Wales' - most beautiful areas.

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While doing so, Timmy has been painting some of the most notable landscapes in North Wales including Caernarfon Castle and the Great Orme in Llandudno.  

During his rides on his colourful bike, he has also visited the likes of the Llyn Peninsula, Llanfairpwll and the Menai Bridge supsension bridge on Anglesey and Flint Castle.

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PIC: Timmy Mallett on his bike.

He also watched some bike stunts being performed on the sea front in Colwyn Bay and paid a visit to Flint Castle.

He also passed through Hawarden and the girder bridge at Shotton before crossing the border into England. 

While at St Winifred's Well in Holywell, or as he and many others call it 'The Lourdes of Wales', he stopped to give a quick history lesson about the Saint (you can watch that in the video above).

Talking about his visit to the area, Timmy said: "North Wales is amazing. You can cycle along the coast right by the sea from Caernafon to Flint. I'm stunned by its scenic beauty and the way Wales had made its coastline accessible to walkers and cyclists.

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PIC: Timmy Mallett's painting of the Great Orme, Llandudno. Pcture by Mallett's Palette.

"I rode up to Winifred's well and shrine at Holywell for a brother Martin moment. Great story of the Saint who had her head chopped off and restored by a miracle.

"I filled up my water bottle with Holy shrine water from the tap."

"Thank you Wales for a fabulous adventure, warm welcome, big smiles, generosity and encouragement."

To have a look at some of Timmy's paintings to date, visit: