Thousands of Bikers Honor Hairy Biker Dave Myers with Epic Ride from London to Cumbria

Thousands of Bikers Honor Hairy Biker Dave Myers with Epic Ride from London to Cumbria

In a heartfelt tribute to the late Hairy Biker, Dave Myers, thousands of motorcyclists embarked on an epic 300-mile ride from London to his hometown of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. The event, aptly named “Dave Day,” aimed to celebrate Dave’s life and raise funds for cancer charities.

Dave Myers, a beloved TV chef and motorcycle enthusiast, passed away in February at the age of 66 after battling cancer. His long-time TV partner, Si King, also participated in the emotional ride. The procession of bikers spanned about 25 kilometers (16 miles), with the first and last riders arriving in Barrow-in-Furness to honor Dave’s memory.

Si King addressed the waiting crowds, expressing gratitude: “Thank you. You’ve made David Myers very proud.” Dave’s widow, Lili, added, “Dave was always a Barrovian in his heart, he loved Barrow, and he wanted to put Barrow on the map. And today, beyond his grave, he’s done it again” .

The procession, which began at the Ace Cafe in north London, saw bikers donning Hawaiian shirts—a nod to Dave’s signature style. Si King described the ride as a “celebration of the best friend that I’ve lost” and emphasized Dave’s unwavering positivity. The event drew participants from all over the world, including Texas, Malaysia, and various European countries.

As the sun set, the stream of bikers continued to pour into Barrow, creating an utterly extraordinary sight. Marie, an onlooker, described the atmosphere as warm and emotional, welcoming the bikers to the picturesque county of Cumbria. The sheer number of travelers even led to the closure of a service station along the route.

Dave Myers may have left this world, but his spirit lives on through the camaraderie of bikers and the generosity of those supporting cancer charities. “Dave Day” stands as a testament to the impact one person can have, even beyond the grave

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