Hairy Biker and British farming supporter Dave Myers dies aged 66

One half of well-known cooking duo ‘The Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers, who can currently be seen posthumously on BBC 2 series ‘The Hairy Bikers Go West’, passed away on 28th February, following a brave battle with cancer.

“I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime” says Si King.

As part of the pair’s latest TV series, the Hairy Bikers spent time exploring and tasting food along the west coast of England, visiting food producers and finding out their story.

The latest episode, which aired the day before Dave Myers died, showed the celebrity chefs visiting Laburnum Farm in Warrington, where they chatted with pig farmers Liam Tickle and Rebecca Scott. The couple rears around 200 rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pigs, which remarkably was the first meat the Hairy Bikers ever cooked together.

Breaking the sad news on X (formerly known as Twitter), Si King said he was unable to put into words how he felt, commenting: “My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow.

“I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime. I wish you god’s speed brother; you are and will remain a beacon in this world. See you on the other side. Love ya.

“I know Dave and his family would want me to thank all of you who sent messages of support in recent times. It meant the world to him, his family and all The Hairy Bikers team. I am sending you all much love and gratitude for those simple acts of kindness, generosity and spirit. We are eternally grateful for them.”

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