The story behind the Camino

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.

With support from Giant UK and several other high profile cycling equipment clothing and technology suppliers and manufacturers, throughout March and April 2018 he cycled and painted the ancient Pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella 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 set off from his home to make his way across three countries.  The difference is he was on his stunning Giant Explorer 1 E-Bike carrying his paints with him to create a series of artworks that reflect the journey.