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Children’s TV presenter Timmy Mallett visits King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Brancaster as part of a cycle tour

A popular former children’s TV presenter explored some of West Norfolk’s most scenic spots over the weekend as he continued his cycle tour of the country.

Timmy Mallett visited Lynn, Hunstanton and Brancaster on Saturday as he attempted to cycle around Britain, a journey of around 4,000 miles.

The 66-year-old detailed his trip through West Norfolk, which also visited Sandringham, Snettisham, Castle Rising and the Burnhams, on social media, posting photos of him on the quayside, at Lynn Minster and posing with the statue of George Vancouver.

He also expressed his admiration for a famous Lynn resident, medieval mystic Margery Kempe, saying, “I am fascinated by the story of Margery Kempe, the serial pilgrim of the 14th century.

“His mental health issues resonate with the world today.”

A keen painter, Mallett was also artistically inspired by the county.

He posted photos of artwork depicting places such as Hunstanton Cliffs, Walsingham Abbey and Wells.

The broadcaster seemed to have particularly enjoyed the cliffs at Hunstanton, as he said: “Love the candy striped cliffs on the North Norfolk coast. Good enough to eat. Good enough to paint!”

For readers interested in following Timmy Mallett’s progress, be sure to check out his social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter as he posts regular updates on his trip in the form of videos and photos.

You can also view Mallett’s routes directly each day via the Strava app.

Reporting by Amelia Platt