ZANY 80s and 90s kids TV presenter and artist Timmy Mallett had an 'utterly brilliant' time on his bike tour of Cumbria - including stops in Barrow and Ulverston.

The TV personality, much-loved for his Wacaday and Mallett's Mallet days, cycled 150 miles from Carlisle to Barrow from Sunday to yesterday. 

The famous face set off on his journey covering the length and breadth of the county after watching his team Oxford United beat Carlisle United, in Carlisle on Saturday. 

His adventure took in the fells, the Lune Valley, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth Arnside, Grange, Cartmel, Flookburgh, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Ulverston and Barrow.

The star enjoyed stopping off at the Laurel and Hardy statue and Conishead Priory in Ulverston, having an Ice Cream at Roy's on the Coast Road and visiting Barrow AFC's Holker Street ground.   

Speaking to the Evening Mail today, he said: "It was a fantastic adventure really.

"I’ve been to loads of places in Britain but I’d never been to Barrow. It was on my list."

Mr Mallett loved the Barrow skyline and the people. He said sometimes Barrow is portrayed poorly, but he said: "Barrow does not deserve that. It’s a lovely town and I’m very taken with it." 

*See more from the TV personality's trip and the people he met in tomorrow's Evening Mail.   

The recognisable TV personality has posted pictures to his Twitter account of him visiting well-known Furness spots.

Mallet's Mallet style word association game

You musn't pause, you mustn't hesitate......

Click on the word associated with RAIN

Meteorology

Palaeontology

Aerobiology

Geomorphology

Click on the word associated with METEOROLOGY

Natterwacker

Shelfstacker

Schafernaker

Mertesaker

Click on the word associated with Schafernaker

Slovenia

Bosnia Herzagovina

Germonay

Poland

Click on the word associated with Poland

Haddock

Carp

Salmon

Pike

Which of the below is associated with Carp

Emmerdale

Neighbours

Eastenders

Coronation Street

Click on the word associated with Coronation Street.

Hot pot

Lasagne

Goulash

Fish and chips

Click on the word associated with Hot Pot

Leicestershire

Lancashire

Chesire

Oxfordshire

Click on the word associated with Lancashire

Banbury

Barrow

Blackburn

Dukinfield

Click on the word associated with Blackburn

Shearer

Cole

Wright

Cantona

Click on the word associated with Shearer

Bull

Goat

Sheep

Chciken

NOSTALGIA: Watch a clip of Mallett's Mallett

SING ALONG: Timmy performs Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini