TV’s Timmy Mallett visits the Caernarfon bike shop which offers work for adults with learning difficulties

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Timmy Mallett at Beics Antur

Timmy Mallett, an English TV presenter, broadcaster and artist known for his unique fashion and large pink foam mallet, recently 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 bike shop site as Porth yr Aur has recently been transformed into a health and wellness centre, with a bike hire shop, repair shop, wellness loft available at the rental and a sensory room, part of a £1million project. .

Osian Owen, spokesperson for Beics Antur, said: “It was great to welcome Timmy to our bike hire shop in the heart of Caernarfon.

“Beics Antur is not just a company. Antur Waunfawr, more broadly, has worked for nearly four decades to provide valuable work and well-being opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

“Given Timmy’s personal experience with his brother, as well as the fact that he is an avid cyclist, it was especially fitting that he visited Beics Antur.”

Timmy Mallet 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 traveled 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.

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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