CHILDREN'S TV presenter Timmy Mallett stopped off in Helensburgh this week on the latest leg of a 4,000 cycle ride around Britain.

The broadcaster and artist arrived in the town on Tuesday en route from the Highlands to Glasgow.

Unsurprisingly, given that the 66-year-old found small screen fame through ITV's 1980s children's television show Wacaday, he paused to pay tribute during his Helensburgh visit to the town's most famous son, TV's inventor John Logie Baird.

Stopping by the bust of Logie Baird which sits proudly on the prom at the foot of William Street, "Without him there'd be no Wacaday - thank you John!" Timmy said in a video posted to his Facebook page

Timmy, who appeared on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2008, set out on his epic e-bike ride around the UK in the middle of March, and boarded a train to London after his ride from Helensburgh into Glasgow.

He also commented on the provision (or lack thereof) of a dedicated cycle route east of Helensburgh, writing, again on Facebook: "What a nice surprise - a traffic free green lung from Dumbarton into Scotland's biggest city. Wonderful.

"Shame the first part from Helensburgh to Dunbarton isn't fit for cycling yet. There's a footpath that needs paving and widening."