The Cycling Artist is about to embark on a huge 2000km cycling journey from his home to Santiago De Compostella. Read more here!
Timmy is the Cycling Artist, he cycles hundreds of miles a year and uses his cycling adventures to look for and paint inspiring scenes.
If you ever see a colourful cyclist with his paints, it’ll be Timmy. You can see the work his cycle rides inspire right here.
Timmy’s cycled Coast to Coast, Hadrian’s Wall, East Coast of Scotland, across Northern Ireland, North Wales castles and coast, Hastings to Winchester, Chester to Chepstow, Canterbury Tales Pilgrims route and the Camino de Santiago.
Follow Timmy’s training on Strava further down this page.
Watch Timmy's reaction as he takes delivery of his brand new Giant Explore 1 E-Bike!
With support from Giant UK and several other high profile cycling equipment clothing and technology suppliers and manufacturers, throughout March and April he intends to cycle and pain the ancient Pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compestella in Galicia, Spain.
For at least a thousand years pilgrims have made their way across Europe to the Cathedral and the tomb of Saint James the Apostle.
In the middle Ages 250,000 people a year made their way across Europe. Like those ancient travellers, Timmy will set off from his home to make my way across three countries.
The difference is he’ll be on his stunning Giant Explore 1 E-Bike carrying his paints with him to create a series of artworks that reflect the journey.
Supporting Timmy on this amazing adventure is:
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There are lots of different routes to Santiago de Compostela. I've been on the way of the Plantagenets, the way…Read more
It's 1500 metres up to the iron cross in the mountains of Leon. Higher than Ben Nevis. I cycled up…Read more
Every person you pass calls out: "Buen Camino!" Which translates as 'good trip.' It's a really encouraging greeting and makes…Read more
Today I met a pilgrim with four hooves, ‘Salome’ the donkey. She woke me up this morning braying and I…Read more
There's a lot of pleasure in having your hair cut somewhere new. How about a different country where we don't…Read more
The plains of Spain... That should be a song... Oh it is. And the rain in Spain falls mainly on…Read more
I came across a famous St Martin's church in a place called Fromista. Looks just the place for a Martin…Read more
This is my favourite story along the way of St James. In Santa Domingo Cathedral is an ornate hen house…Read more
I was cycling the Camino track and enjoying the constantly changing landscape. One of the highlights is the Van Gogh…Read more
This is a city famous for a mad week every July when the foolhardy take on the famous bulls to…Read more
Every village has a church and on an adventure like this I find I can't go past without taking a…Read more
I always ask the nice people at the tourist office what their favourite view of their city might be. In…Read more
The undulating rolling foothills of one of Europe's great mountain ranges.... It's a joy..... Until it rains biblical rain. This…Read more
I caught a glimpse as I cycled past... Blue shutters, wisteria in full bloom. As I took a photo, the…Read more
Along the chemin de St Jacques there are Alberge for pilgrims. Inside is a kitchen, bathroom, great shower, and a…Read more
Thanks to the French press for their support of my Chemin De St Jacques. I see the Bishop of Winchester…Read more
She's my favourite heroine of history, Eleanor of Aquitaine. She married twice, to two kings! First the King of France…Read more
All around France are ancient fortresses like this. Citadels they call them and they all have a similar look. Designed…Read more
Great bridges inspire us. Down on the Dordogne at the entrance to Bordeaux there at four great bridges in less…Read more
Pons is a good place to stop and ponder. Fabulous castle. I could paint that! On the way out of…Read more
They were ahead of me on the muddy track. Plenty of rain in recent weeks... I knew they were pilgrims…Read more
I was having a cuppa in Saintes in a rare moment of sunshine when who should come up and tap…Read more
It's a strange thing to wear at any time but cycling? Are you nuts Timmy? Of course I am. When…Read more
My friends Joan and John are getting married at the church of St James in Dorney. I am delighted to…Read more
I came across this impressive building in a tiny village. It looks like one of those scary horror homes in…Read more
There are four reasons for my Camino de Santiago: Historical. This pilgrimage route to the tomb of St James the…Read more
Daniel came to interview me for the regional paper. He arrived bringing macaroons and when asked what he'd like to drink…Read more
Navigation is always an issue in a strange place. I like maps. There's a logic to them and browsing over them…Read more
It's the mightiest river in France and flows through a valley of chateaux after chateaux. At Angers it meets the…Read more
What a welcome! 800Kms from home I rode into my twin town of St Benoit to be met by Dominique…Read more
Coming over the brow of the hill into a new region - Haute Poitou - I noticed the big skies,…Read more
It's been open a matter of days and it's a dream come true. Investment in leisure is the mark of a…Read more
I've been through parts of France before, never on a bike, or like this... Last time I was in Angers…Read more
The Loire valley is famous for its ornate Louis XIV style chateaux. I am surprised to round every corner and…Read more
It was a young sapling when Henry VIII met Francis of France in the field of the cloth of gold.…Read more
It was brilliant cycling into the ancient medieval city of Vitre in Brittany. The streets look like something out of…Read more
An air traffic controllers strike in France. No flights, trains full, busy roads, I'm on my bike. Why would this affect…Read more
The Camino de Santiago or Chemin De Saint Jacques has many routes across Europe..... From Mont St Michel I chose…Read more
Standing on the huge ramparts of Mont St-Michel I was reminded how dangerous the sands are around this island. The…Read more
It's one of our biggest counties and had such variety and riches to appreciate. On a cycle, you see it,…Read more
I was delighted to be invited to meet Right Reverend Tim Dakin bishop of Winchester at his palace next to…Read more
A mile into the adventure my chain snapped. Thanks Paul from Flat Harry's Cyclery in Cookham who came and fixed…Read more
I rode my bike into church and got soaked! What else would you expect?!Read more
In the city where the American war of independence broke out, the bishop of Boston popped up to wish me…Read more
In all the wonders of the universe I am thrilled to get this message of support from my great friend…Read more
I wrote to Emmanuel Macron to tell him of my Camino cycling and painting adventure. He kindly sent me this…Read more
Had a great night at Flares party venue in York. It's a top club with a great team led by…Read more
I'm delighted to have support of the great Bear Grylls for my cycling and painting Camino adventure. Bear says: "Am…Read more
Dear big brother Martin has passed away. He leaves a huge, Martin shaped, hole in our lives. We'll miss his…Read more
I met the right reverend Bishop Steven croft at Christchurch, Oxford to tell him of my big adventure. Cycling over…Read more
Thanks to my lovely friend Lorraine for her warm good wishes on my adventure inspired by dear Martin....xRead more
I'm being asked every day what I'm doing this adventure for, and it's really easy to explain. I am raising…Read more
My great pal Chris Moyles has sent me his great support for my Camino de Santiago. Top man!Read more
My local MP and prime minister, Theresa May, came to hear all about my Camino de Santiago and the local…Read more
What's in the cardboard box? A delivery arrived and I was intrigued and excited to open it! Thank you Giant…Read more
It was the first day out on the new Giant Explore E bike and I headed into the Chilterns for…Read more
I rode past the Archeology department and called in to see an old friend. I first met Emma Henderson back…Read more
Wow! The cycle jacket that changes colour in the headlights! Courtesy of ProVis Sports.Read more