TV presenter Timmy Mallett visits the Caernarfon bike shop

TIMMY Mallett, the English TV presenter, broadcaster and artist known for his unique fashion and large pink foam mallet, visited Beics Antur, a Caernarfon-based bike hire shop.

Beics Antur is one of the three green companies of Antur Waunfawr. Antur Waunfawr is a social enterprise established in 1984 that provides work opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

The Beics Antur site as Porth yr Aur has recently been transformed into a health and wellness centre, with a bike hire shop, a wellness loft available to hire for health activities and wellness and a sensory room, in a £1million project.

Beics Antur offers a wide selection of women’s, men’s and children’s bicycles for sale and rental.

They also have a fleet of bikes suitable for hire, suitable for people of all abilities.


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Timmy Mallett is well known for his work in television, music and stage performances, as well as being an oil painter and acrylic artist, winning the Fine Art Trade Guild Best Emerging Artist award in 2012.

But one thing the public may not know is that Mallett is an avid cyclist – over the past decade he has cycled through Northern Ireland, Lincolnshire and Cumbria.

In 2018, inspired by his older brother with Down syndrome, he cycled from his home in England through France and Spain along the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela Finisterre and back, over a distance of more than 4000 km.

But recently he traveled to Caernarfon, visiting Antur Waunfawr’s bike shop in Porth yr Aur which provides employment and training opportunities for people with learning disabilities in their own community.