Hairy Bikers’ co-star Si King expresses heartfelt thanks for fans’ ‘beautiful’ tribute to the late Dave Myers

Apr 08, 2024
Prior to the event, King took to social media to deliver a touching message of gratitude to all those involved in the tribute. Source: AP PHOTO.

Celebrity chef and Hairy Bikers’ star Si King has offered his heartfelt thanks to fans who participated in a memorial motorcycle ride in honour of the late Dave Myers.

In a touching tribute to the beloved television personality, bikers from various corners of the UK gathered on Sunday, April 7, forming a united convoy to commemorate Myers and raise vital funds for cancer research.

Organisers of the event, held in Yorkshire, anticipated the participation of up to 3000 motorcycles, reflecting the deep admiration fans had for Myers.

Prior to the ride, King took to social media to deliver a touching message of gratitude to all those involved in the tribute.

“I hope the ride out goes well for you all. Many many thanks for remembering Dave in this way,” King wrote.

“He would have loved it. Dave’s family, friends and I are really touched.

“Love to you all, be safe.”


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Fans were quick to praise the “fitting” tribute for the “amazing” Myers.

“What a beautiful thing to do,” one wrote.

“Amazing tribute for an amazing person.”

“What a fabulous idea. Nothing matches the camaraderie of the biking community,” commented another.

“Fitting tribute.”

“What a lovely gesture.”

Myers, the charismatic half of the beloved Hairy Bikers duo, sadly passed away on February 28, 2024, after a battle with cancer.

The news of his death sent shockwaves through the entertainment and culinary communities, leaving fans mourning the loss of a beloved figure.

Born September 8, 1957, Myers initially pursued a career as a professional makeup artist specialising in prosthetics. Fate, however, took a fortuitous turn for him when, during the filming of The Gambling Man in 1995, he met Si King, marking the beginning of a collaboration that would propel both into the limelight.

Myers and King gained fame as the dynamic duo on the BBC’s The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook, blending cooking and travelogue. Riding various motorbikes, their shows featured banter, unconventional cooking locations, and a Two Fat Ladies-inspired format.

The duo’s culinary adventures expanded with series like The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain, The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best, and The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off. They ventured into theatres with the Big Night Out show, directed by Bob Mortimer, blending cooking, chat, and entertainment.

Further series, such as Meals on Wheels and Hairy Bikers: Best of British, showcased their dedication to British recipes and local produce. Renewing their BBC contracts in 2011, they embarked on The Hairy Biker’s Bakeation, a gastronomic road trip across Europe, and The Hairy Biker’s Mississippi Adventure, exploring food and music along the iconic Mississippi River.

Their lifestyle took centre stage in Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight, documenting their journey to shed weight while savouring great food. The duo’s globe-trotting continued with The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure in 2014.

-with PA.

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